801 Van Camp Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Browse our adoptable
pets, and add or browse
lost and found pets in
your area by clicking on
the PetHarbor link. You
can also register to
receive emails when the
"breed" of animal you are
looking for becomes
available at our shelter!
Tues, Wed - 12-7pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun - 12-5pm
The Wood County Humane Society exists in order to bring about the best possible treatment and quality of life for all animals in Wood County.
Do you often think to yourself "Oh, I wish I could take them all home, but I
can’t!” But you can visit them all regularly and help us find them a home!
Volunteering is an excellent alternative to adoption, and with most of the same
benefits of adoption, with out taking the animal home. We don’t expect
everyone to adopt, but we really appreciate your help in finding them homes!
One of the best things about volunteering with Wood County Humane Society
is that just about everyone can do something, whether that is in shelter or out
of shelter, to encourage shelter pet adoption and humane animal care. View
our volunteer opportunities here!
Here are the steps to becoming a volunteer:
1) Register at our volunteer database My Volunteer Page. You are able to
create your username and password an complete your volunteer application.
To sign up to be an individual volunteer, click here. For group volunteering,
please read the "Group Volunteering" section below.
2) You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator for a phone or in person
3) New volunteers will attend a scheduled orientation.
4) After completion of the orientation, new volunteers will be given a tour of the
shelter and complete the required training.
5) Once training has concluded you may begin scheduling yourself for shifts by
using the volunteer database My Volunteer Page.
6) When you come in to the shelter for your volunteer shift you will be able to
“clock in” at a designated computer using your My Volunteer Page username
and password to record your hours. Once you complete your shift you will then
be able to “clock out”.
It’s that easy! Need to keep track of your hours? No problem! Our volunteer
database allows you to track your hours from when you clock in an out for your
volunteer shifts! This also helps us tally how many hours have been donated to
us both individually and as a whole at the end of the year. Tracking your hours
is important to us! We use these totals to give awards at the end of the year
for those with outstanding service, submit the information for taxes, and apply
Court Ordered Community Service
Do you need to fulfill court ordered community service? We are willing to help
you complete those hours. We do not accept charges of assault, theft, or
abuse, and you must be able to meet our in-shelter service requirements. We
have the right to refuse those who do not meet standards and dismiss anyone
due to poor conduct. Most community service hours are fulfilled in the
mornings from 8 am-12 pm. Please follow the same steps of becoming a
Join the Board!
If you really are interested in making a commitment to homeless animals in
Wood County, consider serving on our Board of Directors! We are looking for
local leaders who want to connect Wood County Humane Society’s mission
with the community and make a significant difference in the animals’ lives, but
also our neighborhoods. Our Board is comprised of the following committees:
Administration, Operations, Treasurer/Budget and Finance, Fundraising,
Grant Writing, Community Outreach, Building and Grounds, Volunteer
Coordination, Public Relations, Spay and Neuter Program Chair (SNIP),
Membership and Contributions. Each position is completely voluntary and
each board chair is elected at the annual meeting, but aspiring board
members are welcomed year round. We just ask that you commit to WCHS
on a regular basis for at least a year. For an application to be on the board,
Have a group that wants to volunteer together for a day, week, or month? We
would love to work with your group! Depending on the size of your group we
may be able to accommodate your service in the shelter, but if you have a
large group we may require your service to be completed outside of the
shelter. To discuss a project or for group suggestions and requirements,
requirements, skills, and plans.
If you are working on a class project, before you start, please contact our