You Make Rescue a Reality

When you’re passing out puppy snuggles and PAL swag, volunteering never sounded so fun! Becoming a Palmetto Animal League volunteer amounts to so much more than just the time you’ll spend. By generously giving of your time and talents, you are helping us save lives. We rely on volunteers like you to fulfill the needs of the animals in our care and spread the word about our No Kill animal rescue programs. We hope you’ll join the fun as we work together to find homes for our furry friends.

Want to get involved? Fill out the volunteer application located on the right-hand side or your screen and we’ll be in touch. For general questions, call (843) 645-1725 or email Volunteer@PalmettoAnimalLeague.org. We hope to see you soon!


Community Events
Showcase adoptable animals at our community appearances all around town. Must attend dog handling training session.  

Annual Fundraisers
PAL hosts several signature fundraising events to help support our No Kill mission. If you enjoy meeting new people and rallying community support, we are looking for you!  

Cat Socialization
If you enjoy the soft purr and companionship of a cat, consider spending time cuddling, petting and playing with the cats at our Adoption Center.

Dog Walker
Spend quality time with dogs in need. We are looking for patient and caring people to walk and train the adoptable dogs as they prepare for a life of love. Must attend dog handling training session. (Check below for upcoming Dog Walker Orientation dates.)

Foster Cats or Dogs
Provide loving care to animals in your home until we can find them a forever family. Without fostering, there can be no rescue. Must attend Foster Care training session.

PAL Thrift Store
Have a flair for retail? Help support our animal rescue programs by volunteering at PAL Thrift. Call 843-837-MEOW (6369) or stop by our store in Sheridan Park for more information.

Partner with PAL
If your business/organization would like to partner with PAL to help raise funds for neglected and homeless animals, please contact us so we can start saving lives together. 

*Children 16 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Dog Walker Orientation Dates:

Saturday, August 5th 10am-11:30am

Saturday, August 26th 10am-11:30am

Saturday, September 9th 10am-11:30am

Saturday, September 30th 10am-11:30am

To sign up for an orientation date please first fill out the volunteer application (to the right) and call 843-645-1725 to reserve your spot.

Volunteer Application

Name (required)

Date of Birth (required)

Name of minor child(ren) Volunteer(s)

Date of birth for minor child(ren) Volunteer(s)

Telephone Number (required)

Email (required)

Best way to communicate

Address (required)

City (required)

State (required)

Zipcode (required)


Emergency Contact (required)

Emergency Contact's Telephone Number (required)

Medical Restrictions

Tell us how you can help (Check all that apply)

*Must attend Dog Walker Orientation.
**Must fill out Foster Care Application.

Please list any previous Volunteer experience or other skills or training that you feel may be helpful for PAL.

How often would you like to volunteer per month? (required)

Specific days of the week or times you are available:

Would you be willing to transport animals in your private vehicle as part of your volunteer work?(required)

Have you been convicted of a criminal charge within the last 10 years? (required)

If yes please explain:
(A criminal conviction may or may not bar you from volunteering, depending on the nature of the crime)


I hereby authorize the Palmetto Animal League (PAL) to seek emergency treatment in case of accident, injury or illness. By participating in the PAL volunteer program, I agree to hold harmless the Palmetto Animal League and any employee and/or member of the Board of Directors of said agency from any liability arising in conjunction with my participation in a PAL volunteer program.

Please sign below if you are 18 or older. Anyone under 18 will need to have this form signed by the parent or guardian that will accompany them to the Volunteer Orientation.

Electronic Signature:

If you are having trouble with our online Volunteer Application form please download and print the pdf here.