Foster a Pet - Some volunteers provide rescue animals with temporary or long-term housing while waiting to move into their forever home, thus affording the pet a comfortable lifestyle that every dog truly deserves and appreciates. Qualified foster care provider commitments include:


  • Feeding & Boarding

  • Behavioral training, exercise and socialization

  • Proper grooming

  • Attending adoption events

  • Transporting to/from veterinarian appointments

  • Providing pets with lots of TLC

  • Assisting in finding the perfect family match for the pet

If you're interested in becoming a foster, please fill out the Foster Application.


Attention all volunteer-minded citizens. Lancaster SPCA rescue animals need your help. Several opportunities exist for volunteers to work primarily with puppies and dogs, other volunteers, and the public. The following is a list of some of these opportunities.

Community Service Program – LSPCA community service program helps volunteers meet requirements set for them through schools, scout troops, district court and other organizations. Why not receive credit for the service hours and tasks that you commit to and then successfully complete? Find out how by submitting a volunteer application form today.

Office-related chores – At an adoption event or in the privacy of your home, you can help our staff of volunteers with some of the following administrative tasks:

  • Filing administrative forms

  • Mailing thank-you notes to donors.

  • Pet profiling (pictures & written reviews)

  • Contact foster families to ensure medical care is up to date.

  • Provide clerical assistance in all volunteer areas.

Adoption counselors – You can assist the LSPCA Adoption Coordinator as needed at adoption events or from the comfort of your own home. Current adoption counselors will teach you the procedures for dog adoptions.


Adoption events – We hold adoption events at various locations throughout the year.You can contribute to their success by volunteering in any of these ways:


  • Set up and tear down at events

  • Transport animals and supplies to and from events

  • Greet visitors and provide information about LSPCA

  • Concession sales

  • Help visitors meet and select pets

  • Walk dogs or hold kittens during adoption events


While attendance during the entire event is encouraged, you can still help out if only available during a transport, setting up, or by tearing down afterwards.

If you are ready to get started, please fill out our Volunteer Application and you'll be hearing from us soon. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Newborn puppy being bottle fed
LSPCA puppies


LSPCA puppies
​​Help make a difference and sign up to volunteer today!

​Please fill out the Volunteer Application or if you have questions, please use the contact form here with your question(s) and we will get back to you promptly.


Lancaster SPCA is a South Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - EIN 46-3374265. We are an all-volunteer organization and have no paid staff and we do not have any shelter facilities. All animals are housed by volunteer fosters

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