Volunteer

There are volunteer opportunities at Last Chance Animal Rescue inside the shelter, off-site, or even from the comfort of your home. Whether you want to help Last Chance’s animals daily or once in a while, we have opportunities for everyone! Our ability to save 8,000 to 10,000 animals a year would not be possible without the continued support and dedication of our volunteer team. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact LCAR's volunteer coordinator at volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or (301) 885-8538.

Last Chance has cats and kittens in more than 30 PetSmart and Petco Adoption Centers in Maryland and Virginia. Volunteers in our adoption centers help care for and socialize our cats and kittens awaiting their perfect adopter. If you love cats and have time to commit to working one or more shifts per week, we need you! You will learn to screen potential adopters, spot the first signs of kitty colds, and more. A few hours, a love of cats and a keen eye is all it takes. The hours are flexible and you may choose which adoption center works best for you. Training is provided at the center. To volunteer in your local adoption center, fax your completed volunteer agreement to (301) 222-3792 or email it to volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org. For more information on volunteering, call (301) 885-8538.

Location Address Phone Contact Info
Annapolis PetSmart 2601 Housley Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 Store Phone (410) 571-8646 To volunteer at the Annapolis PetSmart, email Lorraine at lorraine.walling72@verizon.net or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Arundel Mills PetSmart 7663 Arundel Mills Boulevard, Hanover, MD Store Phone (443) 755-9936 To volunteer at the Arundel Mills Petsmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Bethesda PetSmart 6800 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD Store Phone (240) 497-1350 To volunteer at the Bethesda PetSmart, email Ginger McLaughlin at ginger.mclaughlin@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Bowie PetSmart 4500 Mitchellville Road, Bowie, MD 20716 Store Phone (301) 352-7286 To volunteer at the Bowie PetSmart, email Sherri at cogitabund@gmail.com or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Catonsville PetSmart 6501 C Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228 Store Phone (410) 747-8570 To volunteer at the Catonsville PetSmart, email Inge at fredidavis@gmail.com or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Clinton Petco 8909 Branch Avenue Unit D, Clinton, MD 20735 Store Phone (301) 868-7384 To volunteer at the Clinton Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Columbia PetSmart 9041 Snowden Square Dr, Columbia, MD 21045 Store Phone (410) 312-0950 To volunteer at the Columbia PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Dunkirk PetSmart 10400 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk, MD 20754 Store Phone (410) 257-1743 To volunteer at the Dunkirk PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Gaithersburg PetSmart 218 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Store Phone (301) 977-9677 To volunteer at the Gaithersburg PetSmart, email Marcie at marcea.benjamin@gmail.com or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Glen Bernie- Moutain Road PetSmart 24 Mountain Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 Store Phone (410) 766-7190 To volunteer at the Glen Bernie Mountain Road PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Glen Bernie-Ordinance Road PetSmart 597-C East Ordnance Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 Store Phone (410) 582-9444 To volunteer at Glen Bernie-Ordinance Road PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Greenbelt PetSmart 7475 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 Store phone (301) 220-1295 To volunteer at the Greenbelt Petsmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Largo PetSmart 10464 Campus Way South, Largo, MD 20774 Store phone (301) 350-4099 To volunteer at the Largo PetSmart, call Arnie at (301) 404-0325 or email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org
Last Chance Animal Rescue 4499 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf, MD 20601 Office Phone (301) 274-9409 To volunteer at Last Chance Animal Rescue, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Laurel PetSmart 13600 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707 Store Phone (301) 497-3253 To volunteer at the Laurel PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Owings Mills PetSmart 9616 Reisterstown Rd Ste 325, Owings Mills, MD 21117 Store phone (410) 363-3804 To volunteer at the Owings Mills PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Oxon Hill PetSmart 6005 Oxon Hill Road, MD 20745 Store Phone (410) 363-3804 To volunteer at the Oxon Hill PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Rockville PetSmart 5154 Nicholson Lane, Kensington, MD 20895 Store Phone (301) 770-1343 To volunteer at the Rockville PetSmart, email Kathy at emmypie2@aol.com or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Rockville Petco 1507 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 Store Phone (301) 984-9733 To volunteer at the Rockville Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Upper Marlboro Petco 7609 Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Store Phone (301) 574-2167 To volunteer at the Upper Marlboro Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Waldorf PetSmart 3045 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601 Store Phone (301) 705-5308 To volunteer at the Waldorf PetSmart, email Dan Robinson at vegandcr@inbox.com or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Westminster PetSmart 625 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, MD 21157 Store Phone (410) 751-9380 To volunteer at the Wesminster PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Location Address Phone Contact Info
Alexandria PetSmart 3351 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, VA Store Phone (703) 887-9461 To volunteer at the Alexandria PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Alexandria Petco 6612 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria VA 22306 Store Phone (703) 660-1300 To volunteer at the Alexandria Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Falls Church PetSmart 6100 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22044 Store Phone (703) 536-2708 To volunteer at the Falls Church PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Falls Church Petco 5825 Leesburg Pike, Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041 Store Phone (703) 845-2780 To volunteer at the Falls Church Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Fredericksburg PetSmart 1421 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Store Phone (540) 785-9851 To volunteer at the Fredericksburg PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Manassas PetSmart 9970 Sowder Village Square, Manassas, VA 20109 Store Phone (703) 396-8631 To volunteer at Manasas PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call 885-8538
South Alexandria PetSmart 7690 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA Store Phone (703) 721-0650 To volunteer at the South Alexandria PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
South Fredericksburg PetSmart 9751 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA 22407 Store Phone (540) 834-4336 To volunteer at South Fredericksburg PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Stafford PetSmart 1160 Stafford Market Place, Stafford, VA 22556 Store Phone (540) 658-9272 To volunteer at the Stafford PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Woodbridge Petco 4167 Cheshire Station Plz, Dale City, VA 22193 Store Phone (703) 590-8823 To volunteer at the Woodbridge Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Woodbridge PetSmart 13337 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192 Store Phone (703) 490-8676 To volunteer at the Woodbridge PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Location Address Phone Contact Info
Columbia Heights Petco 3100 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010 Store Phone (202) 332-0010 To volunteer at the Columbia Heights Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538

As the Last Chance dog adoption program expands, we need volunteers to assist with dogs and puppies at our rescue. Volunteers walk the pups to ensure they are getting the proper exercise, playtime and of course love and socialization. Morning, lunch and evening shifts are available seven days a week. The rescue is located at 4499 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf, Md. 20601. If you love dogs and live or work close by and have a little time to spare, please email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call (301) 885-8538.

Last Chance participates in dog adoption events every Saturday and always need extra hands. Weekend volunteers work primarily with Last Chance dogs and puppies in need of loving homes. Volunteers are responsible for meeting potential adopters, answering their questions, as well as walking, playing and cuddling the pups. Volunteers must be 16 years of age and must sign up to participate by 4 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the event. To volunteer, please email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call (301) 885-8538.

All Last Chance animals want to find loving permanent homes. However, some animals such as tiny puppies and kittens need a loving temporary foster home until they are ready for adoption. If you are interested in opening your home to an animal or two in need, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call (301) 885-8538.

Every year, especially during the breeding season which spans from March to October, shelters are overwhelmed with orphaned, un-weaned kittens. Without foster homes, thousands of these kittens will be euthanized because shelters cannot provide the around the clock care these kittens need to survive.

You can help! We need foster parents willing to care for bottle baby kittens, momma cats with kittens, or weaned kittens less than 8 weeks of age in their home. We will train you! We also need animal transporters who can pick up kittens from shelters in Baltimore, Upper Marlboro, Hughesville and Washington and deliver them to Last Chance in Waldorf, MD. To volunteer contact bottlebabyproject@gmail.com. To learn more about this program check out the Bottle Baby Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BottleBabyProject.

Transporting animals can be very time consuming and we need a team of reliable transport volunteers. Volunteer animal transporters drive our animals to adoption events and deliver animals from other shelters to the safety of our rescue. To volunteer for the transport team, please email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call (301) 885-8538.


Last Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to minimize the euthanasia of homeless pets through both adoption and providing low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter for both dogs and cats. Our CFC number is 69822.