Volunteering with Dogs and Cats

Volunteering with Dogs in AustinThe PALS (Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors) program provides assistance in caring for the pets of our elderly and disabled homebound clients.

Would you like to help people and their pets stay together? Join the PALS volunteer team! We have several volunteer opportunities across the Greater Austin area.

1. Pet Transport

PALS matches clients with volunteers to transport their pet(s) to veterinary appointments and grooming appointments. Schedules are flexible and transports can occur Mondays-Saturdays.

2. Delivery of Pet Food and Supplies:

Volunteers are needed to deliver pet food and supplies to clients. All pick-ups occur at our East 5th Street location. Schedules are flexible, and pick-ups and deliveries can occur Mondays - Saturdays.


Passionate about ensuring our seniors have the supplies they need to take care of their furry friends? You can start a donation drive at your workplace, church, or community center and collect pet food, toys, cat litter, or new/gently used items like beds and scratching posts.

Download our customizable poster for your donation drive by clicking here.


If you have any questions on supporting PALS by donating or volunteering, please contact our PALS Coordinator at pals@mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org or 512-476-6325.

Volunteering with Cats in Austin