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The ARF Adoption Center is undergoing construction. Volunteers are needed to help with in-person adoptions at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack on THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS.

Kitten fosters are also needed! Fill out an application here.


We love volunteers! Even one hour a week will help make a difference in the life of a homeless animal. Please stop by the Mobile Adoption Van at the ARF Thrift Shop to fill out a volunteer application. Volunteers must be 18 years old. Here are some of the volunteer opportunities available:


  • Walk and socialize
  • Basic obedience training
  • Bring dogs to ARF special events
  • Groom and bathe


  • Operation Cat – Be a caretaker for a feral cat colony
  • Socialize and bottle-feed young kittens in your home
  • Feed, groom and socialize cats and kittens at ARF
  • Assemble litter boxes
  • Bring cats to ARF special events


  • Office work (phones, mailings, computer work, etc.)
  • Community outreach and humane education
  • Special events


  • Sales
  • Store display and design
  • Merchandise sorting and pricing
  • Learn more

If you have professional expertise (such as photography, retail, advertising or fundraising) that could be useful to ARF, please let us know!

For more information on all volunteering opportunities email  or call 631.537.0400 x207.