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350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7400
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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282
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Angell West

293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 902-8400
For on-site assistance (check-ins and pick-ups):
(339) 970-0790
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Angell at Essex

565 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 304-4648
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-5055
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Cape Cod

1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Nevins Farm

400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Northeast Animal Shelter

347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9888
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MSPCA Boston Dog Caregiver and Kennel Support


Are you an early bird who wants to make dogs happy? Dog Caregiver and Kennel Support volunteers assist staff in providing care and enrichment to shelter dogs. Volunteers ensure living environments remain safe, clean, and as comfortable as possible.Volunteers applying for this role should not expect to walk or play with dogs. However, applicants must be comfortable with dogs of various sizes and temperaments as you will be distributing food to them.


  • Clean and disinfect kennels and provide bedding and toys to each dog
  • Provide appropriate food, in accordance with each dog’s dietary plan
  • Various tasks as needed, may include but are not limited to cleaning dog room floors, washing and folding laundry, and washing dishes.


  • Able to meet the physical demands of this role, which require variable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching, and stooping.
  • Willingness to clean areas soiled with feces and urine.
  • Able to lift, push, pull or carry objects weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Emotional ability to handle difficult situations involving animals
  • Ability to remain flexible during shift and helping where it is needed most.
  • As this role requires frequent verbal and written communication, applicants must be highly proficient in English.
  • Proficiency in using a computer without assistance, and learning new programs. All volunteers digitally log hours and use an online scheduling function.


  • A commitment of at least six months
  • A weekly shift on a set day and time
  • Attendance at an orientation and on-the-job training

Available shifts:

  •  7:30am-10:30am: Sunday – Friday
  • We are unable to accommodate requests for alterations to the schedule. Please ensure you will be available for the full duration of a shift before applying. Thank you!

Apply Now!

While we cannot guarantee that you will be able to walk dogs later on; we will be happy to discuss the potential to walk dogs with volunteers who demonstrate the ability to be a team player, use good judgement, follow instructions, and show up consistently for their initial 6 month commitment.