Pound Pals

Welcome to 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

All our our spots have been filled for the 2022-2023 year! Please check back next September or follow our Facebook page

Find Us on Social Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gustavus-Pound-Pals-108133852603662

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gacpoundpals/

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
Rebecca Eslinger Coordinator reslinge@gustavus.edu
Noah Dyer Coordinator ndyer@gustavus.edu
Macie Stevemer Coordinator maciestevermer@gustavus.edu