We Have Two Adoption Centers:

Petco-Granite Run 1087 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063

PetSmart-Broomall 2940 Springfield Road, Broomall, PA 19008


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. Volunteers should be able to work independently and feel comfortable ineracting and speaking with the public. 

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 Petco Adoption Centers, we require a 1 hour (one shift) a week commitment for at least three months.

As a volunteer at the PetSmart Adoption Center we require a 3-4 hour (one shift) a week commitment for at least six 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 Petco & PetSmart Adoption Centers must be at least 18 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.

Volunteers must feel comfortable with interaction with the public.

Sound interesting? Sign up below!

Contact Lisa at Lisa@acdc.ws

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