Help Us – Animal Friends WV

Help Us

How you can help

We are always in need of foster families, help around the shelter, monetary donations, supply donations, or even just someone to give the animals a little love and attention.  Please call 304-290-4738 for more information.


We’d be very appreciative if you were to click here to make a donation.  In the space for special instructions, check the box to share address information or to make a correction if you want to receive an acknowledgement from Animal Friends. PayPal does not automatically provide address information to us. 

Special Events Tickets

To purchase a ticket to a special event click here. In the space for special instructions please provide the name of the event and the number of tickets needed. Be sure to check the box to share address information. PayPal does not automatically provide address information to us.

Memorial/Honor Donations

Your donation in the name of a loved one or beloved pet will help to provide shelter, food, and medical care for homeless dogs and cats. Please click here for a form and instructions.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are at least 18 years of age and are interested in volunteering, or if you would like more information about volunteering, please contact us:

By phone: 304-290-0161 (Please leave a message.)
By email:


  • Pet Care: walking dogs, socializing resident pets, cleaning cages, grooming
  • Fund Raising: working at events, selling tickets for events or for raffles
  • Animal Friends Thrift Shoppe: working with customers, cleaning and preparing donated items for display, arranging displays, picking up and delivering donations or large purchased items
  • Foster Parenting
  • Transporting (vehicle provided)
  • Newsletter Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Animal Behavior/Obedience Training
  • Landscaping
  • Painting (occasionally)

Wish List

Items Needed:

  • Scoopable cat litter
  • Paper towels
  • Heavy duty large trash bags
  • Chew toys
  • 4Health All Life Stages Cat Food (yellow bag)
  • 4Health Grain-Free Cat Food (brown bag)
  • Eagle Pack Natural Dog Food

Gift cards are also welcome:

  • Lowe’s
  • Pet supply stores
  • Sheetz gas stations
  • Walmart

Gift cards can be mailed to: AFNCWV, P.O. Box 1090, Dellslow, WV 26531.

Donated supplies can be delivered to the Sanctuary or to the Thrift Shoppe.


If you’re not yet ready to adopt, consider fostering.

Volunteer to serve as a foster parent to a litter of kittens or puppies, or an adult cat or dog. Animal Friends covers the cost of veterinary care while a pet is in foster care. All animals in foster care receive vaccinations and are heartworm, feline AIDS, and feline leukemia tested. The foster parent provides a temporary home until a permanent home is found. The foster parent provides litter and food for the pet, except when there is a veterinary-prescribed diet. The foster parent makes himself/herself available for a visit between a pet and someone interested in providing a permanent home for that pet. This can take place either in the foster parent’s home or at the Sanctuary during Sanctuary hours.

Adoption Checklist

So, you think you're ready to adopt a pet? Check out the checklist below.

  • Browse available pets on the website.
  • Make time to come visit the animal shelter and meet your new friend.
  • Fill out the Adoption Form and submit it.
  • Pay the Adoption Fee.
  • Take your new best friend home.

If you choose not to keep your adopted pet, contact Animal Friends at 304-290-4738, and we will make arrangements to re-enter the pet into the foster/adoption program. Your adoption fee is non-refundable.

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