There are many ways to help!
Below are just a few examples of the volunteer opportunities within our organization
Fosters are one of our greatest needs at Canine Companions Rescue Center. We have limited space at our Kennel that we utilize, and having fosters available allows us to accept more animals from animal control facilities into our program. Our fosters and volunteers also play a key role in transporting animals to appointments and adoption events, evaluating them learning their temperaments and habits, and helping them adjust to being a member of your family before moving on to their own home.
Another way to volunteer your time with our organization is to assist us with fundraising. Fundraising is an extremely important part of what we do because without funds and donations, we would not be able to provide all the services required for our animals. Whether it be planning a large charity event or applying for a grant, any help in this area is always appreciated! Some ideas for fundraisers include bake sales, garage sales, can drives, having your child do a food or supply drive, hosting a casual day at your work, or talking to your employer about sponsoring one of our fundraisers or starting a matching gift program. If you own a business you can help in additional ways. If you would like more information about any of these idea, write to us at email@example.com.
It is our goal to promote the adoption of as many homeless animals as possible into loving forever homes. Our community outreach includes assisting in educating our neighbors about animal adoption and how it effects their community in a positive way, proper veterinary care and maintenance for current pets, and the importance of spay and neuter.
Our Top 5 Questions About Fostering
Q: Do I have to pay for any supplies when you foster?
A: No, we provide the food, vet care, toys, and crate. You provide the love, time, and transportation to and from adoption events.
Q: I'm afraid I will get attached to a foster dog... does this happen?
A: While many foster homes become attached to the animal(s) they foster, most remember that for every dog that gets adopted, there is another one waiting in a shelter for a space in their home.
Q: Do I have to foster to volunteer?
A: No, we are always in need of help with all the aspects of our rescue and have many opportunities for people to use their talents to volunteer.
Q: Do I have to attend adoption events when I foster an animal?
A: We would prefer that fosters attend at least 2 adoption events per month. We show dogs on many Saturdays and Sundays, during the month and are flexible with which events you attend. If you are still interested in fostering but cannot attend adoption events, please still apply, and we may be able to work something out with your family.
Q: Do I get to choose which dog I foster
A: Yes! We have many different dogs of a variety of sizes and breeds. Volunteers are emailed when new dogs have been brought into our group, and if there is one in particular that you would like to foster, you are more than welcome to volunteer for that specific animal.