The Petique is a fun place to volunteer! There’s a lot of dog interaction, and they’re happy dogs on their way home. One of the things we do is fit collars, and sometimes harnesses for adopted dogs. Dogs KNOW that they’re going home. You get tail wags and kisses!
If you’re afraid of falling in love and taking them all home, the Petique is for you! You don’t have any reason to go in the kennels or cat rooms if you choose not to. All of our interactions are with just adopted animals, or people shopping for pets at home.
Important characteristics in a Petique Volunteer:
-Comfort with dogs (cats are in carriers)
-Ability to get on the floor with dogs
-Friendliness, ability to talk to people
-Basic computer knowledge (computer cash register)
-General animal knowledge and willingness to learn
-Operating the sales register
-Guiding customers to the products they need
-Fitting collars, harnesses
-Checking in orders
-Pricing new merchandise
Shifts are usually weekly, either 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 5 or 6 pm, or 5 pm - 8 pm depending on the day.
To learn more about volunteering, please contact Retail Sales Manager Patti Zander: 716-629-3508!
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-THE HUMAN RACE WILL LET YOU DOWN...DOGS ON THE OTHER HAND. Our Dogs and What They Have to
Teach Us. Purchase at the Petique and proceeds stay right here to help our animals!
DID YOU KNOW: We now have a FREQUENT BUYER program! Stop in or call for details!
GREAT SELECTION, GREAT CAUSE!
Unique. One-of-a-kind. Variety. All words to describe the SPCA's Petique!
The PETIQUE, the SPCA's on-site 'boutique' for pets and pet-lovers, is the perfect shopping place for you and your pet! New merchandise in a complete line of animal products is arriving daily! The newest animal toys, the most effective animal care items and training tools, leashes, harnesses, collars, the latest animal-themed fashion 'trends' in jewelry and accessories, unique novelty items that make perfect gifts for animal-lovers (or perfect gifts for you), and more...the list of Petique merchandise goes on and on!
And think about this...when you shop the Petique, you're not forced to make decisions yourself. Maybe you have a question about the right size collar or harness for your pet...maybe you're wondering if a certain toy could be dangerous for a certain breed...maybe you just don't know what size crate to purchase. At the Petique, you'll receive assistance from qualified professionals who have experience with just about any kind of pet you can imagine. If our representatives don't know the answers, they'll do everything possible to get the correct answers for you!
This isn't just any pet supply shop. Since it's located right in the SPCA's 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda shelter, we receive feedback from thousands of pet owners each year on what works and what doesn't. As part of the SPCA, Petique staff members and volunteers help you do what's best for the animal.
SHOP THE PETIQUE AND HELP spca ANIMALS!
The best part of being a Petique customer is knowing that, after cost of the item, every penny you spend in the Petique stays right here to help our homeless and injured animals. What could be better than that?
Need some advice before coming in? Wondering if we carry a certain item? As always, you can call the Petique staff for tips and advice: 716-629-3508!