SOFA's Needs


Volunteer for Events

It takes an army to run events as frequently as we do, from coordination and planning, to showing up on the day and talking to prospective adopters, this is one of the most important ways of getting SOFA out there to the general public!

Write Grants

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, a large part of our funding comes from Grants. We are always in need of volunteers to find and research grants and even assist in the completion of the grant application proccess. This is critical to the funding of our organization, so please contact us if you want to help!

Be an Adoption Counselor

To ensure all our pets go to appropriate homes, our screening process assigns an Adoption Counselor to each adopter, from the initial screening phone call / interaction to adopting out the pet, including home checks and check-ins during our trial run period.

Coordinate Donations

We get donations fairly regularly from local businesses and individuals, ever fulfilling our needs lists (below). We often need help assigning locations for those donations and making sure they are accessible and well organized. We also get donations for our annual silent auction which need to be cataloged and stored appropriately before the event.

Donate Items from our needs lists

Highly consumable items:

  • Alaska Airlines mileage
  • Blankets / Towels / Flat Sheets
  • Bleach and other Pet-safe cleaners
  • Cat Collars
  • Cat Harnesses / Leashes
  • Cat Litter
  • Cat Litter Boxes
  • Dog Collars
  • Dog crates / Cat carriers / Wire kennels - All sizes!
  • Dog Harnesses
  • Dog Leashes
  • Dog Runners
  • Pet clippers
  • Pet nail trimmers
  • Puppy Pads
  • Pet Food - Especially wet Kitten food and dry Puppy food
  • Storage Totes - all sizes!

Lesser needed but often important:

  • Clipboards
  • Exam Gloves
  • Extension Cords
  • Halogen lighting sets
  • Tarps
  • Trash bags

Also, please consider keeping us in mind for donations for our Annual Silent Auctions!