When it comes to running a successful rescue the phrase "it takes a village" comes to mind. Without volunteers we could not do what we do and save so many lives.
Whether you have a lot of time to spare or prefer a lower level of commitment there is an opportunity for everyone.
Perhaps you would love to have a dog in the house but it's just not the right time, become a foster. If you think "I could never do that", check out our foster page for common questions.
Maybe you can only contribute a little bit of time here and there. Try being a dog handler for a day at an adoption event. It so fun to get to see all the adoptable dogs going to great homes.
Like to drive? Maybe you could transport a dog to their new home or help get them to their foster family.
Whether you have a little or a lot of time to spare, Fetching Hearts would love to have you on board contributing what ever you can.
Find a volunteer opportunity that you'll enjoy! View some of the options below.
Fostering involves providing a rescue dog with a temporary home that gives shelter, care and love for our dogs while they are awaiting placement in a new “forever” home. Having a dog in a foster home helps us get a better idea of its temperament, ability to interact with humans and other animals as well as provide training if needed. If you’ve had some experience with dogs before, and have a basic understanding of their needs, Fostering may be for you. All our dogs are looking for is love, understanding and a place to feel safe and secure. If you would like more information about fostering for Fetching Hearts Rescue, please visit the Foster page.
Screening applicants is one of the most important jobs of any rescue. This process ensures that when we place a dog in a forever home, it is the best match for both the dog and the family. Screeners are the "face" of the rescue and need to not only be comfortable interacting with the public, but they also need to have excellent follow-through skills. Screeners are required to review and validate the information provided to us via the application process. This is done through phone calls to vets and personal references, interviews with the potential adopter, contact with landlords etc. If you are interested in screening, our screening coordinator can answer any questions you might have.
Dog Handlers/ Transport Volunteers
When you are a dog rescue trying to match great dogs with great homes, it's important to let people know all about it. If you are skilled in public relations and have connections that may help our organization stand out, we would be so glad to have you onboard.
Writer / Bloggers
Part of our mission is to educate the community, showing people how they can help in the fight to reduce the population of homeless dogs. We also want to educate our community on what it means to have a dog in the home, what to expect and how best to train their pets to ensure a happy healthy environment.