Everyone interested in volunteering at Stray Hearts can now apply online here.

Volunteers are the everyday life-blood of Stray Hearts Animal Shelter of Taos. We value our Volunteers for their selfless commitment to all of our Shelter animals.

  • Volunteers enable animals to receive extra attention, training, and care.
  • Volunteers help with fundraising events.
  • Volunteers also help with building and maintenance projects. 

 Dog Walkers

Do you love dogs but don't have room for one? Do you have cats who don't get along with dogs? Just looking to volunteer? Then dog walking is a great way to bring them into your life.

It is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. Walking a dog is not just for physical exercise, but essential to the well being of its mental health. Stray Hearts is dependent upon its volunteer team of Dog Walkers to ensure that all our animals have human contact, physical exercise, and mental stimulation on a regular basis. Dog walking will provide you with a very flexible opportunity to help the dogs and yourself! Beginner Dog Walker training is provided to all dog walkers, and Advanced Dog Walking training is offered as well.

Cat Socialization

Cats require human interaction to stay healthy and adoptable. Spend time with the cats and kittens and you will be instrumental in helping them get a forever home. This is a wonderful opportunity to include children, too.

Fundraising Events

You have probably seen our Volunteers around town at our many Fundraising and Community events. We welcome all who want to help the Shelter animals find forever homes.

  • Stuff A Truck at Smiths and Ace Hardware
  • Farmer's Market
  • We take the animals out, weather permitting, to local events and adoptathons

Grant Writing

We always need volunteers who have time to help us find grant opportunities. Experience writing grants is not required.



Volunteer Form

If you would like to donate your time as a Stray Hearts Volunteer, pleae use our online Volunteer online form to sign up.