Friends of Pets

P.O. Box 240981, Anchorage, AK 99524-0981
Info Center (907) 562-2535 -
Friends of Pets is a 501(c)(3) organization, staffed
entirely by volunteers and supported by donations.
Tax ID #94-3095459


Friends of Pets depends on all-volunteer effort and community support. We welcome your time and talent! Working together, our volunteers, donors, business supporters and agency partners are making a difference!



Diamond Animal Hospital & Emergency Services
2545 E. Tudor Rd.
24 Hours
(907) 562-8384

Pet Emergency Treatment
2320 E. Dowling Rd.
24 Hours
(907) 274-5636

ASPCA Poison Control
24 Hours
(888) 426-4435





Volunteers are needed in areas ranging from pet care to administrative tasks to cookie sales! (We're sure to have a job that suits your interest.) Consider the following volunteer opportunities:

  Information Center Volunteer  

Here's a great job you can do from home. Our volunteers relay messages and help callers with info and assistance. We train you and provide the tools you need to be part of our lifeline to the community. 

  Adoption Application Volunteer   Return calls to prospective adopters and help them complete adoption applications over the phone. This can be done from home, but a fax machine or email address is necessary.  

Event captains and event volunteers are responsible for setting up and breaking down the FOP booth at various events. Greet the public and provide information to assist pets and pet owners. Enjoy time with your fellow volunteers! Requires reliable transportation and the ability to lift boxes up to 40 lbs. 

  Education Volunteer  

Visit schools and other sites to speak to young people about responsible pet ownership. Great opportunity for those with teaching experience or who enjoy working with kids.

  Foster Home  

Loving homes are urgently needed to temporarily care for dogs and cats awaiting adoption. The decision on whether or not we can rescue an animal often depends on whether there is a foster to receive it.

  Dog Walker and Cat Snuggler  

Many of our rescued pets are in boarding care due to veterinary concerns or other circumstances. Until new homes are found for them, they need our attention with walks and playtime and hugs.  (They give as good as they get!)


There's lots more to do!
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator or mail us your volunteer application today!




Donors in the Friends of Pets Family make a financial commitment to support our advocacy efforts for unwanted and abandoned animals in our community. Join us!


Board of Directors


Do you care about companion animals and want to help reduce the number of abandoned pets in our community? Consider participating on our Board of Directors. Your time and talent can change the world, one animal at a time. For more information, contact Michele by email or by phone at 333-9534.



Friends of Pets Board of Directors

Ruth Quinlan, President
Michele Girault, Vice President
LeeLani French, Secretary
Pattie Webb, Treasurer
Marjorie Carter
Leslie Smestad
Janice Strickland