We Get by With a Little Help From Our Friends

Providing love, care and attention to all the pets here at the Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter (RACS) is a big job! We need the support of volunteers to ensure all our pets get daily exercise and attention until they find loving homes.  If you join our team, you will make a difference for our homeless pets!

Whether you’re a group looking for a one-time opportunity, a youth group needing service hours, or an individual who wants to commit to regular volunteering, we have a place for you here at Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter.

Our volunteer tasks are broken up into groups and categories, which helps to ensure your experience as a volunteer easy, fun and fulfilling.

CLICK HERE to submit our online volunteer application!

Volunteer Tracks

Here are just some of the positions you’ll be able to choose from:

  • Customer Whisperer: Ensures every person who enters the shelter leaves with a great impression. Listens to, empathizes with, and guides customers. Motivated to provide individuals and families with education and resources. Determined to show prospective adopters how much potential shelter animals possess and to pair them with good homes.
  • Animal Enrichment Specialist: Approaches question of, “How can I make shelter animals more comfortable, happy, and adoptable?” with compassion and creativity. Spends time socializing, exercising, and playing with animals. Considers what activities, toys, or additional things might help animals become their “best selves” within shelter environment.
  • Shelter Steward: Helps organize the shelter system from the inside out, ensuring rooms are clean, items are sorted and labeled, laundry is washed and folded, cages are sanitized, and more. These behind-the-scenes people are essential to the smooth functioning of any shelter, and we appreciate them immensely!
  • Outreach Coach: Determined to help shelter pets and armed with a sunny, pleasant attitude, these individuals shine when it comes to networking with corporate entities and community
    members. They navigate social situations gracefully and accept all opportunities to showcase the positives about adopting a shelter pet, attending a special event, or donating to their welfare.
  • Digital Ambassador: These social media-savvy professionals envision new, creative campaigns to market shelter pets and join in on existing ones. Beyond showcasing adoptable pets in the best possible light, individuals in this track look for resources the shelter team can use in regards to networking, program additions, fundraising, and more.


Questions or problems registering to become an individual volunteer? Please contact our Director, Mara Hartsell, an she will help you through the process! She may be reached at (832) 595-3490 or mhartsell@rosenbergtx.gov.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations help us provide rescued animals with basic pet healthcare as well as treatment for serious conditions and injuries.  Your generosity allows us to provide the following services until forever homes can be found:

  • Basic vaccinations and microchipping
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Specialty veterinary care
  • Shelter animal enrichment

A Breakdown of What Your Monetary Donation Can Provide:

$50 – Covers the cost of basic vaccinations and microchipping.
$75 – Covers the cost (of most) spay or neuter surgery.
$150 – Feeds ten or more shelter animals for one month.
$200 – Can provide specialty and life-saving emergency care.
$400 – Covers the cost of care for one animal from homelessness to adoption.
$1000 – Helps ensure our ongoing ability to provide shelter to animals in need.

Your donation today is tax deductible.

Want to purchase a RACS t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie,  and more that benefit the animals in the shelter? Go to Rosenbergtx.gov/RACS-Gift-Shop.

Item Donations

Item donations are also an important need for the animals in the shelter.  Items can be dropped off at the shelter during normal hours, or ordered thru our Amazon Wish List link.  The following items are needed for the help and care of our animals:

  • Amazon wishlist
  • Dog/cat treats
  • Canned/dry food
  • Washable, durable pet toys
  • New small blankets
  • New dog houses (See below)
  • New fencing materials (See below)
  • New collars, harnesses and leashes
  • New carriers and crates
  • Cages or habitats for small or exotic animals

For questions, contact the Rosenberg Animal Control Office at (832) 595-3490 for more information.