Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

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Pet Resource Center relies on teams of trained, responsible volunteers to provide enrichment and extra care to our shelter dogs and cats as well as extra support to help keep the shelter running smoothly.


Help us in our mission to be an innovative, national leader in public pet sheltering that provides sustainable lifesaving programs for homeless pets.


We look forward to meeting you!


What's Next?

  • Step 1: View the positions we are currently recruiting for - do they fit your availability and your passion?
  • Step 2: Submit an application.
  • Step 3: We will contact you to set up an Orientation Interview.
  • Step 4: Get ready for tail wags and purrs!


Questions? E-mail PRCVolunteer@HCFLGov.net. We accept volunteers 18 years of age and older; we have limited Bright Futures shifts available for students 16 years of age and older.


Unable to come into the shelter at this time but still want to be involved? Consider joining our PRC Foster Squad (#PRCFOSTERSQUAD).

E-mail RescuePets@HCFLGov.net for more information.

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Volunteers Assist in Many Ways, Including:

Cat Ambassador

Love Cats? So Do We!

Our Cat Team

Assists Daily; 10am-1pm or 1pm-5pm

Help adopters select a new feline family member, provide appropriate enrichment toys, spot clean kennels and help keep our cats engaged and Fear Free!

Cat Ambassador Job Description


Play Group Retriever

Time to Let Dogs Socialize!

Play Group Retrievers

Fetch dogs for social time on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat: 8:45am - Noon

Retrievers play an integral part in our shelter dogs emotional, physical and behavioral well being by bringing dogs to and from the play yard for Play Group.  Play Group helps us meet our goal of every dog receiving out of kennel time (Every Dog, Every Day) and allows our dogs to express normal behavior under the Five Freedoms.  Be a part of the Play Group Team by becoming a Retriever!  

Play Group Retriever Job Description

ROMP - Receiving Outside Meaningful Playtime

Help Our Dogs ROMP!


Assists Sunday - Saturday: 1:45pm - 5:30pm

It is a PRC Enrichment goal that all dogs receive social time with both canine friends and people friends.  Help build our dogs people skills by volunteering as an In Yard Socializer; spending 20 - 30 min of one on one time with a dog, noting favorite toys and games and working on assigned skills if given by the ROMP Staff Lead.

ROMP Job Description

Shelter Support

Help Us Stay Spic and Span!

Shelter Support

Assists Everyday, 9:00am - 12:00pm or 1pm-4pm

Do you enjoy a fluffy, clean blanket fresh out of the laundry?  So do our dogs and cats!  Help keep beds, blankets and towels clean and ready to be used and keep enrichment items and food and water bowls clean, sanitized and ready to use. Join the Shelter Support Team and help keep our dogs and cats happy and healthy!

Volunteer Services Mission Statement

PRC Volunteer Team Vision: To work collaboratively with all shelter departments to decrease pet relinquishment, increase adoptions, provide the best welfare while in our care and expand pet resources available to the community.


Be a part of our Team!