How to Help

How to Help

YOU CAN HELP!Photograph of volunteer Erin Moore with kittens Fabian and Farley.

There are many ways to help the animals at Clatsop County Animal Shelter.


Join our elite group of caring volunteers. Volunteers are the heart of our shelter. Without our volunteers, the shelter could not be the success that it is.

Volunteers must be 16 or older. To volunteer, visit our volunteer page.


Volunteer opportunities are boundless. Examples:

  • Socialize the animals. Play with the cats. Walk the dogs.
  • Greet the public. Answer phones.
  • Be a matchmaker between pets and homes.
  • Clean kennels, cages and facility.
  • Adoption outreach and special events.


Make a Donation

Your contribution to the Clatsop County Animal Shelter – whether in the form of money, time or donated supplies – is appreciated and essential. Your gift is tax-deductible

Donate cash. The Clatsop County Animal Shelter Enhancement Fund is used to enhance adoptions of animals and for capital and other one-time improvements at the shelter. The Board of Commissioners reviews and approves expenditures. An outdoor dog run was recently built with monies for the fund. Donations to the enhancement fund are tax-deductible. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, 1315 SE 19th St., Warrenton, OR 97146.

Donate supplies. Donations of high-quality name brand pet food, pet toys and supplies help keep the shelter running. We need to keep the animals on a consistent and high-quality diet. Bring donations to the Clatsop County Animal Shelter at 1315 SE 19th St., Warrenton, Oregon. We are open every Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. (closed holidays). We’ll prepare a receipt for you.

Typical supplies needed:

Cat litter -- Kirkland brand clumping or Feline Pine brand
Dry cat food - Kirkland Costco brand preferred
Canned food (any brand)
Kitten food
Dog food - Nature's Domain turkey and sweet potato or salmon and sweet potato
Dog biscuits
Cat toys (no catnip)
Large black Kongs
Tennis balls
Outdoor heavy duty trash bags
Tall kitchen trash bags (13 gallon)
High energy laundry detergent
Paper towels
Cotton-tipped swabs
Heating pads
Petromalt (hairball remover)
Old towels and blankets

Here’s a tail-wagging idea:
Have guests bring an item for the Animal Shelter to your next birthday party, office celebration, holiday event or organization’s meeting.