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every adoptable animal

a loving home...

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Be A Volunteer

Make a commitment to help out in any way you can.

Volunteering at the Shelter

Volunteers are needed to foster animals throughout the year.  The first step to becoming a foster is to become a shelter volunteer.  Once you have completed your application, you can apply to become a foster here.

Download the Volunteer Application

Send Completed Application Via an E-Mail

*Note:  New volunteer orientations are on hold due to precautionary measures for COVID-19,
but foster families are always needed.

Please also consider volunteering at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop to benefit shelter animals (see below).

Volunteering at 2nd Chance Thrift Shop

At the thrift shop, volunteers are needed to help sort and display merchandise, do light cleaning, and help with special events.  Your assistance at the thrift shop helps support our shelter operation.

How to Become a Thrift Shop Volunteer

  1. Be at least 16 years old.  If you are between 13 and 16 years old, you may volunteer with a parent or guardian.
  2. Download and complete the Volunteer Application and send it to the Thrift Shop Manager via e-mail, mail, or in person.  Staff will contact you to set up a date for you to start volunteering.

Download the Volunteer Application

Send an E-Mail

Send Via Mail or In Person

Volunteer Coordinator
2nd Chance Thrift Shop
972 W. 9th Street, Upland

Are You Under 16?

If you are one of our younger supporters who are under 16, there are many ways to help the animals at the shelter. You can organize a donation drive.  We can always use towels, blankets, bowls, toys, treats, cat litter, and just about any other animal related item you can think of...not to mention money.  When somebody does this for us, we love to take a picture of the items received next to the person that collected them and put it on our Facebook page.  You can get your school, church and/or neighborhood involved too.

See Our Wish List

Other Ways to Volunteer

We also need volunteers to assist with fundraising and special events.  Or, if you have a special talent or have a unique way of offering assistance, your help will be gladly accepted.  For example, one of our long-time volunteers makes blankets to give away to every family that adopts a pet at the shelter  If you are interested in these opportunities, please send an e-mail to the Fundraising Team.

Send Fundraising an E-Mail

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Contact Us

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter
1275 San Bernardino Road
Upland, CA 91786
Animal Shelter Phone Number: 1-909-931-4185

2nd Chance Thrift Shop
972 W. 9th Street
Upland, CA 91786
Thrift Shop Phone Number: 1-909-920-6020


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