Regulatory Services

Minneapolis Animal Care
& Control

212 17th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

911 for Emergencies (Animal Attacks)

Call 311 (non-emergency issues)

612-673-MACC (6222)
Fax: 612-673-6255

Smiling Cat


Minneapolis Animal Care & Control works with volunteers to help walk our dogs, cuddle our cats, or be part of our PAW PATROL.  We ask individuals to volunteer 4 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months. Individuals 16 years of age or older are allowed to volunteer with the signed authorization of a parent/guardian.

A $20 application fee will be collected to cover the entire cost associated with the background screening fee.

Currently, we are recruiting volunteers who are interested in working with the public as Adoption Counselors – answering questions about adoption, helping to select the right pet for the person's lifestyle, etc.

Download our Volunteer Application (Word)

Our next Volunteer Information Session will be held later this summer. Please check back regularly to check the date.

The volunteer screening process includes the following:

  1. Submit an Application
  2. Volunteer Information Session (2 hours)
  3. 1-1 personal interview with our Volunteer Coordinator (30 minutes)
  4. Volunteer Orientation Session (3 hours)
  5. Hands-on Training Session with a current volunteer
  6. On-going Inservice Training for Volunteers

MACC Website 2 Volunteer Kitten         MACC Website Volunteer Deb with dog

                Volunteer "cuddling" a kitten                             Volunteer spending quality time with a puppy


Last updated Jun 27, 2014