PAWS Shelter Volunteers



***NEW VOLUNTEERS*** After submitting your application, the next step is to attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Click "Events" and register for an orientation at either our Kyle or Dripping Springs, or use the links below. Please choose the location where you plan to volunteer most. Your application will not be accepted until you have completed orientation. If you have registered for orientation but have not received a confirmation email, you have not finished registration, please reach out if your are having trouble. 

NOTE: minors must also fill out the volunteer application and register for orientation on their own GivePulse account (with parent assistance if needed). Everyone who wishes to attend orientation and volunteer must have their own profile. 

Please keep in mind if you sign up and can no longer attend, your registration needs to be canceled so someone else can take your spot. Please only register for a date you know you will attend. Thank you!! 

Kyle- New Volunteer Orientation
Dripping Springs - New Volunteer Orientation

You must attend orientation before being approved as a volunteer. We look forward to meeting you! 😀 
Email with any questions.

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas (PAWS) was founded in Kyle, Texas in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing care and love to homeless, abandoned, and abused animals in Central Texas. We are a no-kill shelter that believes in second chances! At PAWS, companion animals are given medical attention, care, and love for however long it takes for us to find them a loving home.

PAWS is relentless in our effort to save lives and change lives. Our efforts in that regard include:

  • Holding offsite adoptions to get the animals out into the community.
  • Fully vaccinating and microchipping our animals so that they can begin their long, happy lives with their new owners, "fully equipped!".
  • Visiting local community groups and schools to educate our community on responsible pet ownership.
  • Making sure that every animal in our care gets the medical attention it needs.
  • Implementing a Behavior Testing Program which temperament tests all those in our care before they are adopted into the community, allowing for better placement of pets into a new home environment that is best for all.
  • Spaying or neutering all our animals to further our commitment to be part of the solution in our communities’ pet overpopulation problem.

PAWS is more than a “shelter”

While the challenges are great, with the help of your donations and grants, we make a difference in how our four legged friends are treated and, ultimately, make the world a more humane place for all.

PAWS embraces the animals we care for today and plans for those we will care for in the future. We are grateful to all those who help and are part of the solution as we move forward with our mission.

“We envision a time when our Central Texas Community celebrates the human-animal bond, pet overpopulation is solved, permanent homes for all adoptable animals are ensured, and all animal suffering ends.”

1,104 People | 9,317 Impacts | 90,028 Hours




When will be you next volunteer orientation for Dripping Springs after June 3
It is on the GivePulse calendar for the 17th of June. — PAWS Shelter Of Central Texas PAWS Shelter Of Central Texas on May 26, 2023
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Are there any orientation dates in Kyle? Or are they in Dripping Springs only? Thanks.
Hi. How do I add my volunteer time?