Volunteers are essential to the success of Oregon Dog Rescue. Whether potential volunteers have two or three hours on an occasional basis or wish to devote hours a week, there are many goals that need to be accomplished and many skills that are required. We are extremely grateful to our large and loyal base of volunteers.


Drop-In Dog Walking Volunteers

Drop-In Volunteering may be done AFTER you complete an orientation.

To receive instructions on how to register for the next Oreintation please email bobbiodr@comcast.net

**Please do not call ODR as the coordinator is not on site**

Volunteer hours are Monday 1-430 and Tuesday-Friday 11-530.

We do not offer volunteering on the weekends as our dogs are at adoption events.

We only hold orientations once per month. They are always on a Monday.

Any additional questions will be addressed at the orientation--please do not call the rescue as the volunteer training team are also volunteers and are not on site.



Oregon Dog Rescue



Now that we have our own facility, it is important for most of our dogs to be onsite to meet potential adopters. However, we find that some dogs require a stay in a foster home for medical reasons or because a particular dog needs a quieter environment for a period of time. Please contact ODR by emailing oregondogrescue@hotmail.com if you are interested in fostering. We will tell you if any of our pooches are in need of foster care at the time. We are ALWAYS in need of foster homes that do not have other dogs in addition to homes that do.

During the week, the foster parent is asked to care for the dog, provide medications if necessary, and report their observations when they return the pet to Oregon Dog Rescue in time for the following week’s adoption event. The foster parent may also be asked to provide information about the dog’s behavior to potential adopters. ODR will provide all the necessary supplies (crate, food, toys, bedding, etc.), as well as training instructions.