Animal Services


Volunteer Agreement

Thank you for considering the Jackson County Regional Animal Shelter as a place to volunteer your time!  Our volunteers make it possible to provide quality care to thousands of animals each year.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and be willing to volunteer at least 4 hours each month.  You can fill out our online Volunteer Application and complete the Volunteer agreement  to get started.  Below are a few of the many volunteer opportunities available:

  • Dog Walkers
  • Feline Care
  • Canine Care
  • Greeter/Receptionist
  • Photographer
  • Events
  • Matchmaker (introducing adopters to adoptable pets)
  • Marketing (for events, specials, and our retail store)
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Housekeeping (laundry, windows, etc)

Do you have a special skill that you want to share to help our shelter pets?  Send us an email at and let us know how you can help!


 Youth Volunteer Opportunities

We also offer volunteer opportunities for those under the age of 16.  Email us at the email above for more information.




Independence Animal Services

21001 E 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057
Phone(816) 325-7207


Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday - Monday By Appointment Only 


(for stray animal drop-off) 

By Appointment Only


(to reclaim your lost pet)

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm By Appointment Only

Sunday - Monday By Appointment Only



Call (816) 325-7205