MSPCA-Angell Headquarters

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 Cape Cod Dog Kennel Support


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. Are you an early bird who wants to make dogs happy? Our current need is for a person to assist with morning kennel cleaning and feeding. 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 enclosures which are often soiled with urine and feces
  • Provide appropriate food, in accordance with each dog’s dietary plan
  • Complete a variety of tasks to support shelter staff. Tasks may include but are not limited to cleaning dog room floors, washing and folding laundry, and washing dishes, and cleaning crates


  • Have the ability to keep information confidential
  • Able to meet the physical demands of this role, which require variable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching and stooping
  • Able to lift, push, pull or carry objects weighing up to 40 lbs
  • Must be safely able to use a ladder, to access food and linen storage
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The ability to use basic math, including fractions
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced, high stress environment
  • Ability to remain open-minded and understanding of decision for euthanasia that consider the animal’s physical and emotional well-being and the safety of the community


  • 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
  • Completion of Fear Free Certification one month after completing orientation

Available shifts:

  • 8AM – 10AM
    • Tuesday, Thursday
  • 11AM – 1PM
    • Every day
  • 3:30 – 5:30PM
    • Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Apply Now!