PetSmart, Petco and PetValu Adoption Centers!

Petsmart Cat Adoption Center

Marple Crossing Shopping Center

400 S. State Road near Rt. 1, Springfield 610-690-0345

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Petco Cat Adoption Center!

520 W. Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights, PA 610-259-2448


PetValu Cat Adoption Center!

1991 Sproul Road, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall, PA


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Cat Adoption Center

Our Adoption Centers are staffed entirely by ACDC volunteers.  The cats, potential adopters and the staff can interact in a more intimate environment when using the adoption center.  

This comfortable environment helps facilitate adoptions to those who may not have considered a shelter animal, while raising community awareness of the homeless pets in the Philadelphia region as well as the compassion, appreciation, respect and responsibility of lifetime pet ownership.  It is a great way to expedite a new happy beginning for a homeless pet and to raise in kind donations to assist in continuing our mission. 

What to Expect

Volunteers help keep the cats happy at the Adoption center by providing food, water, clean cages, scooping litter boxes as well as offering enrichment activities by playing, petting and exercising the cats.  In addition, volunteers assist the public when they have questions or want to visit with an adoptable cat. 


As a volunteer at the PetSmart Adoption Center, we require a 3 hour (one shift) a week commitment for at least six months. 

As a volunteer at the PetCo Adoption Center, we require a 1 hour (one shift) a week commitment for at least three months. 

As a volunteer at the PetValu Adoption Center, we require a 1 hour (one shift) a week commitment for at least three months.

Since the adoption center is fully staffed by volunteers 365 days a year, it is imperative that the volunteers are reliable and on time – the cats are dependent upon us for their care. 

If the volunteer hours are to be used towards community service projects, we need to know in advance and will sign off on the hours after the 6 month commitment is completed. 


Volunteers at the PetSmart, PetCo & PetValu Adoption Centers must be at least 16 years old; volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult at all times.

ACDC respresentatives must maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance at all times and conduct themselves in a courteous manner.

All volunteers are required to attend a one hour orientation before being scheduled for a shift. The orientation includes a tour of the adoption center, responsibilities and duties while working a shift and managing the adoption center schedules.

Please note that all adoption center volunteers must be able to engage in conversation with the public as well as work independently with little to no supervision.

PetSmart Adoption Center Shifts

Monday through Friday: 8am-11am, 6pm-9pm

Saturday: 8am-11am, 11am-2pm & 2pm-5pm, 6pm-9pm

Sunday: 9am-12pm, 12pm -3pm, 3pm -6pm

Various shifts can be scheduled between 11am and 6 pm Monday-Friday.

Petco Adoption Center 1hr Shifts anytime between timeframes below

Monday through Saturday: 8am-11am, 6pm-9pm


Sunday: 8am-11am, 4pm -7pm

PetValu Adoption Center 1hr Shifts anytime between timeframes below

Monday through Saturday: 9am-12pm

Sunday: 10 am-1 pm


Sound interesting? Sign up below!

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Please complete a volunteer application if you haven’t already done so.