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.

Volunteer

Cat Adoption Centers

Last Chance has cats and kittens in 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.

Maryland Cat Adoption Center Locations

LocationAddressPhoneContact Info
Annapolis PetSmart2601 Housley Road, Annapolis, MD 21401Store Phone (410) 571-8646To volunteer at the Annapolis PetSmart, email Lorraine at lorraine.walling72@verizon.net or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Arundel Mills PetSmart7663 Arundel Mills Boulevard, Hanover, MDStore Phone (443) 755-9936To volunteer at the Arundel Mills Petsmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Bethesda PetSmart6800 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MDStore Phone (240) 497-1350To volunteer at the Bethesda PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Bowie PetSmart4500 Mitchellville Road, Bowie, MD 20716Store Phone (301) 352-7286To volunteer at the Bowie PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Catonsville PetSmart6501 C Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228Store Phone (410) 747-8570To volunteer at the Catonsville PetSmart, email sawc52@gmail.com or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Clinton Petco8909 Branch Avenue Unit D, Clinton, MD 20735Store Phone (301) 868-7384To volunteer at the Clinton Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Columbia PetSmart9041 Snowden Square Dr, Columbia, MD 21045Store Phone (410) 312-0950To volunteer at the Columbia PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Dunkirk PetSmart10400 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk, MD 20754Store Phone (410) 257-1743To volunteer at the Dunkirk PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Gaithersburg PetSmart218 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878Store Phone (301) 977-9677To volunteer at the Gaithersburg PetSmart, email kpcichetti@gmail.com or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Frederick PetSmart5401 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704Store Phone (301) 662-2033To volunteer at the Frederick PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Glen Bernie- Moutain Road PetSmart24 Mountain Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060Store Phone (410) 766-7190To volunteer at the Glen Bernie Mountain Road PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Greenbelt PetSmart7475 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770Store phone (301) 220-1295To volunteer at the Greenbelt Petsmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Largo PetSmart10464 Campus Way South, Largo, MD 20774Store phone (301) 350-4099To volunteer at the Largo PetSmart, call Arnie at (301) 404-0325 or email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org
Last Chance Animal Rescue8500 Bensville Road, Waldorf, MD 20603Office Phone (301) 274-9409To volunteer at Last Chance Animal Rescue, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Laurel PetSmart13600 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707Store Phone (301) 497-3253To volunteer at the Laurel PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Owings Mills PetSmart9616 Reisterstown Rd Ste 325, Owings Mills, MD 21117Store phone (410) 363-3804To volunteer at the Owings Mills PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Oxon Hill PetSmart6005 Oxon Hill Road, MD 20745Store Phone (410) 363-3804To 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 Petco1507 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852Store Phone (301) 984-9733To volunteer at the Rockville Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Towson PetSmart1238 Putty Hill Ave, Towson, MD 21286Store Phone (410) 823-4593To volunteer at the Towson PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Upper Marlboro Petco7609 Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772Store Phone (301) 574-2167To volunteer at the Upper Marlboro Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Waldorf PetSmart3045 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601Store Phone (301) 705-5308To volunteer at the Waldorf PetSmart, email Dan Robinson at vegandcr@inbox.com or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Westminster PetSmart625 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, MD 21157Store Phone (410) 751-9380To volunteer at the Wesminster PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
White Marsh PetSmart9921 Pulaski Hwy Baltimore, MD 21220Store Phone (410) 687-6101To volunteer at the White Marsh PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538

Virginia Cat Adoption Center Locations

LocationAddressPhoneContact Info
Alexandria PetSmart3351 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, VAStore Phone (703) 887-9461To volunteer at the Alexandria PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Alexandria Petco6612 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria VA 22306Store Phone (703) 660-1300To volunteer at the Alexandria Petco, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Chantilly PetSmart13866 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151Store Phone (703) 378-1295To volunteer at the Chantilly PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Falls Church PetSmart6100 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22044Store Phone (703) 536-2708To volunteer at the Falls Church PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Manassas PetSmart9970 Sowder Village Square, Manassas, VA 20109Store Phone (703) 396-8631To volunteer at Manasas PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call 885-8538
Reston PetSmart11860 Spectrum Center, Reston, VA 20190Store Phone (703) 796-0656To volunteer at the Reston PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
South Alexandria PetSmart7690 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VAStore Phone (703) 721-0650To volunteer at the South Alexandria PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Stafford PetSmart1160 Stafford Market Place, Stafford, VA 22556Store Phone (540) 658-9272To volunteer at the Stafford PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538
Woodbridge PetSmart13337 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192Store Phone (703) 490-8676To volunteer at the Woodbridge PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538

D.C. Cat Adoption Center Locations

 

 

 

 

LocationAddressPhoneContact Info
North East D.C. PetSmart24 Market St., N.E. Washington D.C. 20018 To volunteer at the North East D.C. PetSmart, email volunteer@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call LCAR’s volunteer coordinator at (301) 885-8538

Volunteer Agreement Forms

PetSmart – Click here to download DOC or Click here to download PDF (mobile friendly)

PETCO – Click here to download or Click here to download PDF (mobile friendly)

Dog Walkers

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 8500 Bensville Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.

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.

Off-Site Adoption Events

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.

Animal Transporters

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.

Horse Volunteer Application

To download and print the form, click here.

To fill out and submit the application online, click here.


Foster

 

Foster Opportunities: Cats and Dogs

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 foster@lastchanceanimalrescue.org or call (240) 412-5751.

Bottle Baby Project: Kittens

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 bbp@lastchanceanimalrescue.org. To learn more about this program check out the Bottle Baby Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BottleBabyProject.

Foster Application

Click here to Submit Online or Click here to Download