Become a Furry Friend

This unique program allows animal-lovers of all ages to help an adoptable animal without committing to an adoption.

Currently, it costs at least $350 to provide general care, food, vet care, vaccines, spay or neuter surgery, and a microchip for each animal who comes to our shelter. Your gift of at least $50 will go toward the care of a specific animal waiting to be adopted. We will let you know which animal received your gift and his or her kennel will display your sponsorship with pride!

A Furry Friend sponsorship is a great way to show your support for our adoption program, and it’s also a thoughtful gift idea. Sponsorships can be made in honor of someone special or in memory of a favorite pet.

You can donate online or you can mail a check to 3201 Division Street or e-mail to

Volunteer Appreciation Sponsorships

Every year, hundreds of volunteers generously give their time to help care for the lost, stray and vulnerable pets at Young-Williams. These volunteers spend thousands of hours at the shelter helping make sure the dogs have plenty of exercise, playtime and love. They socialize scared animals and help them build trusting relationships with humans so they are ready for adoption. They provide a healing touch to injured pets and help our tiniest residents grow up healthy and strong. Volunteers provide hands on support in our vet clinic and at a range of events from Mardi Growl to community awareness events.

This month, we want to show these volunteers, fosters and Animal Control Officers how much we appreciate their time and dedication. You can show your appreciation by sponsoring one of the furry friends they help care for each week in their honor. Pick a specific animal to sponsor or let us choose one for you. Your honoree will receive a special notification of your appreciation and a certificate will proudly be displayed on the pet’s kennel. Help us say THANK YOU this month by making a special Furry Friend sponsorship in their honor.

Donation Form