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   Barking Mad Animal Rescue

         Spay & Neuter for Pet's Sake!

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to volunteer some of your time? If it is five minutes or five hours, we can use your help. It is wonderful to have someone take our dogs for walks, help clean, go with to local pet stores to show animals to the public, transport little furry friends to vet appointments, and so much more. Just give us a call and we would be happy to help you out.

Can you help our pups?  Our shelter dogs benefit from daily walks and our volunteers help to make that happen!

Anytime during our open hours, anyone 18 or older can stop by to walk a shelter dog.  There is a volunteer form that must be filled out but after that, you can stop in anytime between 12pm-4pm (Tuesday-Saturday),  to walk a dog! 

It is preferred that every dog going out for a walk get at least a twenty minute walk to help burn off energy and help them socialize.  You are welcome to walk dogs throughout our area   Please make sure to keep shelter dogs a safe distance from unknown strangers and other animals that may not be friendly to them and keep them on a leash at all times. 

Morning Cleaners - 8am to 12pm

Mornings are the busiest time at the shelter.  Every kennel is cleaned, food & water replaced, laundry washed & folded, treats & toys passed out, litter pans are washed & replaced, and the animals are given some extra love & attention.  Dog walking does not happen in the morning because of the time restrictions.


If you can help us with any of these tasks, please call us at (409) 457-6495 for more information.


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Anyone under 18 must have an adult present at all times. Volunteer forms can be filled out in advance or at the shelter.

Yard work - Raking, Mowing, Cleanup

We can always use help with yardwork at the shelter!  

In the summer months, we are always looking for volunteers that are 18 or older to help us with mowing the shelter lawn, cleaning up branches and debris, and planting & maintaining flowers. 

In the fall, we can use help with raking leaves and preparing for winter months.

In the winter, we always need help with shoveling and cleaning up the outdoor dog runs.  If you are coming to help, please consider bringing your own shovel since shelter supplies are limited.

In the spring, we are always looking for volunteers to assist us with clean-up and organization. 

You can stop by any time during our open hours to get started (Tuesday - Saturday) 12pm-4pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm. 


Volunteer forms must be filled out.

Plumbers, Carpenters, A/C & Special Talents

BMAR is always in need of help with maintenance around the building.  If you are able to help, stop by to fill out a volunteer form and get started!  We would love to have a few maintenance people that would be willing to be on call to help out when issues arise.

Event Volunteers

BMAR has lots of fundraising and educational events throughout the year that we need volunteers for.  The events vary greatly but our need for volunteers is on-going!

If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at (409) 457-6495 or email our volunteer coordinator, Tina, at [email protected] 

Thank  so much! Our events do not happen without our volunteers!

Volunteer Drivers

BMAR sends animals to veterinary appointments, rescue organizations, and other events.  We are often in need of drivers to safely transport the animals to help the rescue save time and money. 


A volunteer form and copy of a valid driver's license must be provided.

Founding Volunteers

 CJ BADGER... Founder of BMAR after realizing that the animals of her county needed help due to lack of govenment interest. Active in getting community support. Funds all deficits of rescue not covered by donations...provided  98% of funds in 2015, 90% in 2016.

Kyle Kelley...Volunteer! Disabled Veteran Lives on BMAR premises. In charge of facility repair & maintenance, lawn care, emergency transport. Fosters special needs canines. Active caretaker of Service Dogs in Training.  Donates time, materials, & $$$.

Tina Lee Kelley...Volunteer! Lives on BMAR premises. In charge of daily animal care. Feeds, medicates, Cleans, Record Keeper. Arranges spay & neuters and most vet work. Handles Adoptions/Intakes. 7 days a week.

Kevin Johnston...Volunteer! Tirelessly aids Tina in general care and feeding of all dogs at rescue farm. Feeds & Cleans Adoption Center dogs. Dedicates 5 days a week to rescue.

Justin Barrilleaux...Volunteer! General landscaping, lawn care, transporter, repairs. Fosters special needs & Lifers. Lives on BMAR premises.

Gaynell Arne...Long time friend of Barking Mad and lifetime pitbull lover! Helps intake rescue pitbulls.  Many thanks!

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