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Volunteering at Alaska Animal Shelter

Volunteering at Alaska Animal Shelter

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Who doesn’t love animals? In my case, I am a huge dog lover, although from time to time I can fancy the feline pet. Now in Alaska the volunteer opportunities   are rather limited due in part to the fact there simply isn’t a high population in Alaska.  After doing some research I found the Gastineau Humane Center located in Juneau Alaska which  was another  perfect example of another  amazing animal shelter, dedicated to serving both the canine and feline. I had a chance to volunteer  cleaning dog bowls and folding cat blankets, overall, it was a lovely experience.

The summer in Alaska in was breathtaking with picturesque mountain tops, however the summer was short lived, and soon enough everyday was a cloudy day. I will never forget the moment I visited the bank teller in Alaska while I was completing  my transaction , I  had expressed to her my concerns about the minimal sunlight, and how I hadn’t seen it in weeks. She had advised me not worry ,  and assured me that it would be back next year.  At that point I finally understood why so little decided to live in Alaska permanently, and I’m certain that, unless there’s some insanely amazing volunteer position, I will never come to call Alaska home expect in the summers.


Carl Pitt
Carl Pitt

Like you, I am a dog lover too and can easily understand your feelings. Is there any way to volunteer myself for this animal shelter? Please advise.


Great post, we too volunteered with the dogs at ENP in October last year and absolutely loved it; we have been trying to get back there ever since but our schedule hasn’t allowed us to so far – hopefully next year!

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