The little shelter that could

Purr Pals

Purr Pals are individuals that work with our cats in our cat room. Purr Pals will interact with the 
cats ensuring that the their living environment is conducive to helping them thrive.  Training 
is provided for the cat room as well as our offsite locations.

As a volunteer, you can make a difference in the lives of animals. In just two hours per week you can not only lend a hand to the shelter staff, but also help spread the message of responsible pet ownership & care in your community. You’ll  never find a more grateful and loving being  than the animal you are comforting. The animals will bring a little sunshine to even the most dismal days and you will experience joy on the day our animals find their forever homes. You will make friends while working with others toward the common goals of  health, safety, and  emotional well-being for our animals.


A Tailwagger is an individual who works with our dogs.  There are several positions with the dogs including dog  walkers, kennel enrichers, kennel butlers and kennel assistants. Training is provided for all positions.

Community Outreach

These individuals will represent the Niagara SPCA  at community events. They may be             transporting an animal, setting up and breaking down the event, and answering questions for the public.

Volunteer information and application continued here.