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Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary
PO Box 152
New Richmond, Ohio 45157

How do I get there? Drive
Mission Statement: To end animal suffering and needless euthanasia of shelter animals.
Volunteer Coordinator: Perla Medina Kinne /
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
Tasks & Hours: Volunteer at events, KY Speedway, Reds Games, Bengals Games. Assist in running Angels Rest Thrift Store F, SAT or SUN. Work as Kennel Tech. Pick up donation cans. Walk dogs etc.
Minimum time commitment: 1 hour per month

Ohio Alleycat Resource
5619 Orlando Place
Cincinnati, OH 45236

How do I get there? Bike, Car, Bus
Mission Statement: Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to enrich the lives of cats and communities in Greater Cincinnati by providing low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for ferals, strays and pets; offering TNR (trap-neuter-return) and other outreach programs; and running a small, no-kill adoption center dedicated to finding loving homes.

Thank you for your interest in helping OAR! We are 99% volunteer run and rely on volunteers to help us help animals in greater Cincinnati.

We offer a Fall Service Program (application deadline: last week of August) and a Spring Service Program (application deadline: last week of December) in which you will attend orientation (2 hours), participate on a weekly cat care team (2 hours on same morning every week for 12 weeks), and you will perform a 4-hour activity to benefit the shelter (i.e., choose to perform grounds clean up or propose another suitable 4-hour project to the volunteer coordinator), for a total of 30 service hours. Upon successful completion of the program, the volunteer coordinator will sign for your service hours.

Fine print: To receive credit for hours, you may miss no more than 1 shift (with notice); otherwise, all service hours will be forfeited.

To apply: Visit and fill out the volunteer application. The volunteer coordinator will reach out to you for your next steps.

Pedigree Consignments
9889 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati OH 45242

How do I get there: Car
Mission Statement:
Pedigree is Cincinnati's premier nonprofit fine furniture, accessory and jewelry consignment shop.  All net proceeds from the store support United Coalition for Animals (UCAN), a non-profit 501C (3) charitable organization. UCAN's mission is to provide high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services to decrease the number of dogs and cats unnecessarily put to death in Greater Cincinnati shelters every year.  Your support is greatly appreciated.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Bridgette Huerkamp / / 513-793-7387
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
The store is staffed by volunteers that work with customers to process donations and purchases. Monday thru Friday 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.  Volunteers work 4 hour shifts.  We're also looking for students who are interested in marketing, merchandising, design and social media.
Minimum Time Commitment:
2 hours per week

The Scratching Post
6948 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

How do I get there? Drive, Bus (Route 4)
Mission Statement: We are a non-profit cat shelter and adoption center dedicated to the health and welfare of Greater Cincinnati's cat population.
Volunteer Coordinator: Kathleen Reinhold / / 513-984-9399
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Help with cats in shelter:Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9-2. Thurs 9-8p. Sat & Sun 9-4
Minimum Time Commitment: 1 hour per week

Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue
2524 Jett Hill Road
New Richmond OH 45157

How do I get there:  Car
Mission Statement:
Payton’s Place / Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer based organization, dedicated to placing homeless Doberman Pinschers into new and loving homes.
Volunteer Coordinator:
Sandra Henriques / / 513-553-2660
Volunteer Tasks & Hours:
Morning Kennel - Monday thru Sunday 8AM-11AM  Evening Kennel - Monday thru Sunday 5PM-7PM  Various work (cleaning kennels, cleaning yards, walking dogs, laundry, landscaping, attending adoptiong events, transporting dogs to vet, etc.) - hours are flexible
Minimum Time Commitment:
No Minimum

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
11900 Conrey Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249

3949 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

How do I get there? Drive
Mission Statement: SPCA Cincinnati is an animal shelter and humane society that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by fostering the humane care and treatment of all animals. Through humane education and animal protection, we improve the quality of life in our community
Volunteer Coordinator:
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm; volunteers must also attend a 3-4 hour orientation class. Dog socialization, including dog walking groups, cat socialization, greeter, development, mobile adoption unit, Companion Animal Access Program, humane education.
Minimum Time: 3-4 hour orientation required, no minimum requirement but after 20 hours of volunteering, you will recieve a free SPCA t-shirt.

Three Sisters/ Ohio Hound Rescue
3838 Red Bank Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Petfinder Site or

How do I get there? Drive
Mission Statement: The Three Sisters are just that: Three Sisters! We live in Cincinnati's West side, and we rescue pets from overcrowded and high-kill shelters. Once rescued, a pet will have time to live with us in our homes where we can temperament test them. We can see how they do with people of varying ages and other pets. We can help them heal from the stressful shelter environment by getting them the medical attention they need and by placing them in loving foster homes.
Volunteer Coordinator: Amy Dill / / 513-584-8817
Volunteer Tasks & Hours: We need students to help at various events (like My Furry Valentine and PRIDE) and we also need students who can walk and spend time with our fosters.  We may be able to provide community service hours for students who are qualified to foster for us as well :)
Minimum Time: No minimum