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Pet Smart Volunteer Checklist:


Please wear proper PPE when volunteering.  

What is PPE in animal care?

PPE that provides a barrier from particles, chemicals, high energy light, and/or infectious materials entering the eye and is often used in conjunction with other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, masks, or respirators.

Basic Cat Care:

  • Provide fresh food and water to the cats.

  • ​Clean and sanitize litter boxes regularly.

  • Monitor and maintain the cats' living area for cleanliness and hygiene.


  • Spend time with the cats, providing companionship and socialization.

  • Play with the cats and engage them in interactive activities.

Health Monitoring:

  • Report any signs of illness, injury, or behavioral concerns to the adoption center coordinator.

Behavioral Enrichment:

  • Provide toys to keep the cats mentally and physically stimulated.

Create a comfortable and stress-free environment for the cats.

​Adoption Assistance:

  • Interact with potential adopters, answering questions about the cats.

Cleaning and Maintenance:

  • Clean and sanitize cat kennels, bowls bedding.

  • Changing as appropriate.

  • Change Trash Cans

  • Ensure the overall cleanliness and orderliness of the adoption area.

Customer Service:

  • Provide excellent customer service to visitors and potential adopters.

  • Assist with the adoption process if potential adopter needs help.

​Training and Orientation:

  • Attend volunteer training sessions and orientations as required.

  • Stay up-to-date on policies and procedures for petsmart and rescue alike.

Safety and Security:

  • Follow safety protocols and guidelines to ensure the well-being of both cats and volunteers.

  • Report any safety concerns to petsmart management and rescue leadership.

​Team Collaboration:

  • Work as part of a team with other volunteers, rescue leadership, and store staff.

  •  Communicate effectively and support one another in providing care for the cats.

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