Please email us to get involved with VSAS any of the following areas:

  • Events Committees
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Web Development and Maintenance
  • Newsletter Publication

Volunteer at Rochester Animal Services:

  • Dog Care/Dog Walker
  • Cat Care/Socialization
  • Clinic Assistant
  • Event Representative
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Administrative Assistant

Wish List for the RAS Shelter

  • Kuranda Pet Beds
  • Dry cat and dog food*
  • Canned cat and dog food*
  • Lint Rollers
  • New toothbrushes
  • Powder OxiClean
  • Tool Cabinet on wheels
  • 6-foot leashes
  • Professional grooming clippers
  • Heating pads (for newborns and injured animals)
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Peanut Butter (low fat and regular)
  • Squeeze Cheeze
  • Easy Walk Harnesses – Size Medium/Large
  • Bully sticks
  • Laundry baskets
  • Pig ears
  • Nylabones
  • Pet shampoo
  • Pet carriers & training crates
  • Puzzle feeders/Enrichment toys for dogs and cats
  • Pet care and animal reference books
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hand brooms with dust pans
  • Plastic storage bins with lids
  • Folding chairs for off-site events
  • Fruit-scented air fresheners
  • Puppy training pads/Chux/underpads
  • Unopened cat food and cat litter (for foster homes)
  • Baby food (meat varieties only)
  • Extracts (Vanilla, Cinnamon, Clove, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, Strawberry, Coconut)

* Animal Services feeds Hills Science Diet pet foods at the shelter. To avoid stomach upset associated with changing foods, we respectfully request that any donated foods be from that same manufacturer. Contact us at 585-428-7274 for specific products used at the shelter. Foods from other manufacturers may be provided to our pets in foster care or to the general public.

*Reduced price Kong toys can be purchased at: www.petmountain.com/brands/22/1/kong-company.html