Pound Pals

Volunteers visit the St. Peter pound weekly to walk dogs and socialize cats awaiting adoption in order acclimate them to human companionship. Pound Pals volunteers also help organize animal awareness presentations and assist the pound with fundraisers.


The mission of Pound Pals is to further the cause of animal welfare by serving the local shelter, by raising community awareness of animal issues, and by taking personal responsibility for the well-being of animals in our lives.

How to Apply

Apply online. They are due Tuesday, September 24.

Search for Opportunities and Track Service Hours

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Gustavus Engage

Community Partners

"It is so rewarding to help the animals and see them become more sociable and then get adopted. I love being a part of that process." Pound Pal Volunteer
"Pound Pals is a great way to get involved in the community. Especially for someone who loves animals and misses their own animals from home." Gustavus Student
Name Role Gustavus Email Address
Sonje Carlson Coordinator scarlso9@gustavus.edu
Jillian Driver Coordinator jdriver@gustavus.edu
Bailey Jackson Coordinator bjackson@gustavus.edu
Blaine Johnson Coordinator bjohns22@gustavus.edu