Maybe you can't have a cat of your own or maybe you have a few and just want to help out a few more. Whatever the reason, you can volunteer for just one hour a week at any of our adoption centers at Petco in Massapequa, West Babylon or Patchogue. Tasks include feeding the cats, providing fresh water, scooping the litter boxes and just playing with them for a while. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at (631) 388-6303 or at adoptionfirst@aol.com.


Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in their own homes. By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you help the animal adjust from the shelter and prepare it for adoption into a permanent home. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need to be fostered for several months. We provide plenty of support to our volunteers in addition to all veterinary care and medicine for the animals. If you are interested in fostering, please contact us at (631) 388-6303 or at adoptionfirst@aol.com. Prior to being approved you will need to fill out a foster application and we will conduct an on-site inspection of your home.


Throughout the year, we participate in as many weekend adoption events as possible (often inside our Petco stores). We usually showcase a few lucky kitties and sell Heart and Soul merchandise to help raise money (100% of which goes to help us care for the animals). Volunteers are always needed so please join our mailing list by submitting your name and email below and we will keep you informed of our upcoming events: