Getting Involved


Interested in making a difference in your community? One of the best places to volunteer is at your local animal shelter—Brampton Animal Services.

You can make a difference in several ways. Whether you walk a dog, socialize our amazing cats, transport injured and domestic animals to a rehab centre or assist in fundraising events, they all contribute to your community and helping animals within our care.

Click here to read about people giving back to the shelter.

You can also donate items such as toys, blankets or beds, which are always in high demand. Contact the Animal Shelter for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Brampton Animal Services is always accepting volunteers, but you must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer. Call 905.458.5800 to book your appointment for an orientation.

Become a Foster Parent

Our Foster Program provides temporary, safe and loving homes to cats and dogs until they can return to our Adoption Centre and be adopted by their new family. This program offers a second chance to many animals that would not thrive in a shelter environment.

Animals might enter the Foster Program because they are not ready to be put up for adoption, they are too young, too sick or are injured. Fostering can last for as little as a few days or as long as 4-8 weeks, depending on the particular animal’s needs.

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, call 905.458.5800 for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​