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  • Writer's pictureElise Wong Huey Wen

8 Animal Shelters in Klang Valley that You Should Volunteer at

Updated: May 5, 2023

Not sure what to do on the weekend or during the holidays? Want to help people out but not sure how? 🤔 Well, we have got your back! 💛 If you have read Karin’s story (Click to read!), you would know that the common problem that most animal shelters face is the lack of manpower which means that they will always need volunteers’ help.

Not to mention if you are an animal lover, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get close and interact with some of the loveliest and cutest dogs (and cats too)! So, what are you waiting for? Call these shelters and prepare for your first volunteer experience now! 😝 (Read until the end to learn what you have to prepare for before visiting a shelter~)

1. KL Pooch Resort and Rescue (KL Pooch)

Location: Taman Tempua Bistari, Kalumpang, 44100 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor

Volunteer Times: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Information: 012 396 0977 / @klpooch

KL Pooch is an animal welfare organisation who rescues, rehomes, feeds and practises trap-neuter-release-manage (TNRM) for homeless doggos. Watch our Spotlight video on the wonderful Shannon, the founder of KL Pooch! 🤩 There are three available slots:

Slot 1: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Slot 2: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Slot 3: Full Day!

Please visit their website if you wish to know more and send them a message to book the slot of your choice before visiting!

2. My Pets’ Haven

Location: No.11-1, Jalan Setia Prima, S U13/S Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor

Volunteer Times: Monday - Sunday: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Contact Information: 019 663 2828 / @mypetshaven

My Pets’ Haven is founded by our most kind-hearted Auntie Aileen who you may have come across on our Instagram feed! 💞 To volunteer to help Auntie Aileen, you can visit their website and select a date and time slot that suits your preference. There are two time slots: morning and evening. If you wish to help out for a whole day, feel free to take both slots!

Auntie Aileen is also on the lookout for volunteers who can help photograph animals that are up for adoption, do WhatsApp 017-660 6518 if you are interested.

3. Malaysian Animal Welfare Association (MAWA)

Location: Jalan Sungai Tekali, Hulu Langat, 43300 Malaysia

Volunteer Times: Everyday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contact Information: 012 631 6334 / 018 917 9037 / @mawamalaysia

Have you ever watched our video on MAWA’s most lovely caretaker, Uncle Manikandan? 🥰 Well, if you wish to help out Uncle Manikandan, you can call the number above to book an appointment and become a volunteer!

A day of volunteering at MAWA includes taking the dogs for a walk, cleaning kennels and socialising with animals. They are only looking at 4 to 6 volunteers per day, so quickly book your slots now!

4. Seroja Inn Home Shelter (S.I Home Shelter)

Location: 63a, Jalan Makmur 25/64, Taman Sri Muda, 40400 Shah Alam, Selangor

Volunteer Times: Do call them for more details.

Contact Information: 017 320 6869 / @nurulainabdulhamid

If you are a big fan of MFD’s content, you would have seen our video on Nurul Ain, one of the most beautiful souls we have ever met. 💜 She is the founder of S.I Home Shelter which is the roof for over 100 rescued cats and 12 dogs.

If you would like to volunteer at S.I Home Shelter, please remember to call the number above to make an appointment before visiting.

5. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor (SPCA Selangor)

Location: Jalan Kerja Air Lama, Ukay Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

Volunteer Times: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Closed on Mondays)

Contact Information: 03 42256 5312 / @spca_selangor

At SPCA Selangor, volunteers are most welcomed to help with on-site duties such as housekeeping, animal socialisation and dog-walking. However, volunteers are required to go through their Pet Care Programme (PCP) to have a thorough understanding of what the amazing people at SPCA Selangor do. 🤩

If you have any enquiries regarding their volunteer programme, please contact the number above or visit their website to learn more about it!

6. Second Chance Animal Shelter (SCAS)

Location: Pekan Batu 14 Hulu Langat, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor

Volunteer Times: Everyday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact Information: 012 919 2263 / @scas_my

At SCAS, there are three types of tasks for volunteers to choose from which include painting kennels, cleaning the shelter compound and giving the dogs a bath! 🐶 If you would like to help paint, you are required to bring your own paint brush and paint (SCAS will provide you the paint code). Otherwise, you just have to bring yourself!

If you wish to know about their volunteer program, you should definitely visit their website! Do send them an email at to make an appointment beforehand.

7. Woo & Meow Animal Shelter

Location: 6683, Jalan Sungai Tekali, Kampung Kenangan 18, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor

Volunteer Times: Everyday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contact Information: 018 777 7698 / @woomeow.animalshelter

Woo & Meow Animal Shelter is run by the pawsome Auntie Kim who has been rescuing animals for more than 20 years! 🥺 Even though she is already 67 years old, she is constantly reminding people that she is never going to abandon her shelter which now houses more than 400 dogs!

If you wish to volunteer at Auntie Kim’s shelter, do call or WhatsApp the number above before visiting the shelter.

8. Puppy’s Loving Home / Persatuan Haiwan Gembira Setia Selangor

Location: Bukit Rawang Putra, 48000 Rawang, Selangor

Volunteer Times: Do call them for more details.

Contact Information: 010 780 4996 / @puppylovinghome

Puppy’s Loving Home is a non-profit organisation founded by a middle-aged couple, Thean Yoon Wah and Chan Li Yan. 🧡 Their shelter is a loving home for hundreds of abandoned dogs, hence they are always on the lookout for kind-hearted individuals who can help walk and shower their four-legged friends!

If you would like to help out this lovely couple, you can call the number above or reach out to them on Facebook to book a slot before visiting their shelter!

All in all, there is actually nothing much to prepare for when you are visiting a physical animal shelter but you should always call a shelter prior to volunteering to learn about their house rules. 😉 These shelters need as much help as they can and it will be an amazing experience to be able to help out and play with the dogs! We would just suggest you to wear a pair of long pants and bring a water bottle and you are pretty much good to go!

If you are afraid of being alone for your first volunteer experience, you absolutely do not have to be! 🥺 I, the author of this article, was also alone when I first volunteered at an animal shelter and I was indeed clueless and scared. But the people at the shelter were extremely kind to guide me through my first volunteer experience and needless to say, I had so much fun walking the dogs and showering them! 🧡

Dogs are social animals, thus it is not good for them to be locked up all day. However, it is also difficult for the caretakers to take hundreds of dogs out for a walk in a day, that is why volunteers are always welcomed to lend a hand. When you volunteer to walk the dogs, you are giving them a chance to socialise and interact with humans which also makes it easier for them to get adopted. 🐶 Yay, one less homeless doggo!

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message on our Instagram or to our email address. Thank you for reading this article! 😆

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