Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Volunteers play a crucial role in the work of the Sanctuary and we are looking to recruit both general volunteers and dog walking volunteers.

Download the application form from (downloads section) or call in/contact the office for a form

* Phone the office on 028 9446 3993 between 72 and 24 hours before your chosen induction date to confirm your place

* Turn up on the day with your form – please do not submit your form in advance
There are 2 types of inductions, one for “general volunteers” who want to help out around the Sanctuary and one for those specifically wanting to walk some of our dogs. Please try to attend the most suitable one that you are interested in.
The induction will take up to 2hrs, please allow for this on the day. You will then be invited back for a short 1-2-1 induction at a later date and after that, you will be free to volunteer.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR TETANUS VACCINATION IS UP TO DATE. You must have your Tetanus up to date BEFORE attending the induction. We consider this vital that you are protected and agreed to continue to be protected against Tetanus while volunteering with us. If in doubt, please check with your Doctor.
UPDATE – all prospective volunteers under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied AT ALL TIMES by an adult (preferably parent/guardian) who has also been through the induction process. If you are under 18 you are welcome to bring more than one adult with you if you wish.

General Volunteering                        

Saturday 26 May 2018 9:00-10:30am

Saturday 29 September 2018 9:00-10:30am          

Dog Walking

Saturday 26 May 2018 9:00-11:30am

Saturday 29 September 2018 9:00-11:30am


About us

Since we opened in April 1996 we have found caring homes for an average of 20 animals each week (over 7000 to date). They come from many sources; some are abandoned, others come to us because their owners have to go into care, some due to marital breakups, moving abroad, and others are unclaimed animals from pounds throughout Northern Ireland.

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