So many friends of Special Pals want to find ways to help out, but may not be old enough to volunteer inside the shelter. But don’t worry! There are plenty of easy ways to help Special Pals if you’re not over 18 years old.
Organize a Supply Drive!
Ask your friends and family to help you collect supplies for Special Pals. You can give everyone a collection date and pick up their donations, or you can even get creative and have a party! One friend threw a slumber party and asked all the guests to bring a can of food for Special Pals.
Some friends have even given all their birthday gifts to us! Instead of guests bringing gifts for a birthday party, they were asked to bring items from the Special Pals donation list. Shae (7) and Cayla (10) collected donations for Special Pals at their joint birthday party in 2012!
Whatever kind of supply drive you organize, the best part is the end – you deliver the donations to Special Pals and get to hear the happy meows and barks from the Special Pals animals waiting for adoption.
Go on a Special Pals Shopping Spree!
Ask your parents to take you on a very thoughtful shopping spree for the animals at Special Pals. Head to your favorite local store and pick out things from our supply list all on your own – aside from being a heartwarming gesture, it’s a great way your parents can teach you about money, price comparisons, and stretching a budget.
Hop on your favorite search engine – or Pinterest if you’ve got it – and look for fun pet toys and supplies you can make for the Special Pals animals! Knit our doggies a sweater for the winter, make knotted rope chew toys and fun feather dancers, or build a fantastic cat tree or scratching post! Our animals love to play and they would love to get a handmade gift from you!
Volunteer at a Special Pals Event!
Students can earn hours for their service organizations or school programs by volunteering at Special Pals events hosted outside the shelter. We are always looking for volunteers to help at events in Katy and in the Houston area, like the World Series of Dog Shows in July and our fun festivals hosted throughout the year in the Cinco Ranch community. For more information on how to volunteer, email us!
Be an Advocate For Animals!
Your voice can speak for the animals in the shelter, and the animals in your community. Tell your friends and family about Special Pals and the services we offer – adoptions, discounted boarding, and a low cost shot clinic and spay/neuter surgeries! You can even suggest to grown ups that they help volunteer!