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At the MCHS Adoption Center, out at the end of Summers Lane east of Fort Bragg, the core of our work takes place. Animals are received, quarantined and treated as necessary, entered into inventory, chipped, and then given as happy a home as possible -- ours is a happy shelter, but it's still not a forever home (we hope) for any of these animals.

Your generosity, and the generosity of friends near and far, makes it possible for us to be the best kind of shelter: a no-kill shelter.

The folks who work at our Adoption Center, and our many volunteers, make this a fun place to be, and we welcome you to come and visit. We know you will be captivated by the animals, who will also be pleased to see you. If you can make it part of your weekly regimen, join our volunteer staff who walk our dogs, socialize with our cats, and help out at our Ark Thrift Store.

If there's room in your home, and in your heart, for a pet, here's the place to rescue a fine animal.

Adoption Center Volunteers

Volunteers are critical to the work of MCHS. Our volunteers make a big difference in the lives of the animals while they are at the shelter and in finding them forever homes.

Benefits of Volunteering at MCHS:

How to Become a Volunteer:

All prospective volunteers must fill out an online application at Then our volunteer coordinator will schedule a volunteer orientation with you. At your orientation, you will sign a liability release. After orientation, you will be able to volunteer with the cats and dogs.

Adoption Center Volunteer Application

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Activities:

What we ask of our Volunteers:

Volunteer Guidelines:

Adoption Center Rules:

Volunteering for Kids:

MCHS addresses and phone - 707.964.7729
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