Thank you for your interest in partnering with Five Acres Animal Shelter! We are so excited to have corporations partner with Five Acres to make as big of an impact as possible on the health, wellness and livelihood of our animals! There are many corporate groups who are interested in doing service days at Five Acres, and we are needing to adjust what that involvement looks like – just a little – to make sure we can accommodate the increasing number of organizations interested in helping us succeed in our mission, without compromising the health and safety of the animals in our care!
Because of the time and specific training that is required to work with the animals, we are unable to accommodate groups who are interested in working directly with the animals. In terms of day to day operations, much of the onsite work requires individuals or small groups who have taken the steps necessary to be trained as regular volunteers on a consistent basis.
With this in mind, here are some ideas for you to consider when deciding how best you would like to partner with us!
- Hold a Donation Drive! It takes a lot of supplies to keep all our animals healthy and prepare them for their new homes. We have a Wish list on our website, as well as a separate Wish List through Amazon that contains some of those items and directs you to exactly what we are looking for! As a nonprofit, these items are ALWAYS appreciated! After the Donation Collection is complete, we can arrange a time that your group can deliver the donations and then spend some time with some dogs in the yards at the shelter, or spend time with the cats in the Kitty Cottage; OR we can arrange an adventure for a few of our dogs to go along with some volunteers to pick up the donations at your location allowing you to spend time with our dogs and/or cats. Please CLICK HERE to let us know you are interested in hosting a Donation Drive/Dog Cat Visit!
- Invite Five Acres to join you at a local event your company is participating in! By allowing us to join you at the event you will be helping us raise awareness about Five Acres and our mission. At these events (unless restricted by the venue) we will bring a dog or two which you can help us work directly with, socializing them with your group and others attending the event. Events we have done in the past include street fairs, community outreach/awareness events, conferences, etc. We are open to bringing dogs to many events as it is one of the best ways to get direct interaction with the animals and is a healthy way for to get them away from the shelter environment and meet new people. CLICK HERE to let us know of your event and how you’d like us to partner with you!
- Offer a Cuddle Break for your employees to cuddle with some dogs over their lunch break or toward the end of their day… whatever the time, we can bring dogs to your location for up to 2 hours! Please CLICK HERE to learn more and submit your information to schedule a Cuddle Break!
Nearly all the projects at Five Acres are maintenance based, ie. painting, staining, deep cleaning, and landscaping (seasonal weeding, grass mowing, installing gravel or mulch), so if your group is interested in coming to Five Acres to do service, only have a few large projects that we could involve a volunteer group to help us complete or accomplish. With that said, when groups do some to do service at Five Acres, we would of course offer some play time with dogs or cats- good for all involved!
Thank you for your interest in supporting Five Acres and our mission to help as many dogs and cats as possible!