Volunteer opportunities

If you care about cats and people, we would love to have you join 4 Paws as a volunteer! You can get involved in lots of different ways—get details about some of our popular volunteer positions below.

  • Caregiver: Work with cats by providing cleaning, food, water, love and attention. Caregiver positions are available at the Peoria Shelter, the Youngtown Adoption Center and our 2 PetSmart locations (Surprise and Lake Pleasant) 
  • Event Ambassador: Promote 4 Paws and responsible cat ownership at public outreach events such as community fairs, adoption events, open houses, etc. (currently unavailable due to covid19)
  • Foster care: Provide a temporary home for a cat and/or kittens as part of 4 Paws foster program.

Group Volunteering: Groups of volunteers are encouraged to help Sun Cities 4 Paws by hosting a food or supply drive, a fundraising event, or distributing 4 Paws information. For information about group volunteering, please contact info@4pawsrescue.org

Thrift Store: Help receive, sort and price donations. Arrange and straighten racks and shelves  of clothing and other items. Clean, dust and rearrange items as needed

Socializer: Be willing to visit with, sit with, play with and spend time with some of our cats that need extra socialization to become more adoptable

For information on volunteering, please email volunteercoordinator@4pawsrescue.org


Want to help us get items we need and use all the time? Click here https://a.co/jhYcfjz to be taken to our Amazon wish list. You can purchase items we use regularly and ship them directly to us. Thank you!


Late in 2015, a white/gray cat was found on side of road riddled with BB’s. This cat was cared for by a lady until late 2016 when the cat was brought to Sun Cities 4 Paws to see if we could help.... Read More
Youngtown Adoption Shelter
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

11129 W Michigan Ave
Youngtown, AZ 85363
Peoria Shelter
Currently not open to the public
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

10807 N 96th Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345