Volunteer

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.

*As of November 2016 we will not be able to accept additional dog walking volunteers until January 2017! Please watch our website for orientation dates beginning in January!

*We are always looking for additional foster families and people who are willing and able to transport dogs from around Washington and Oregon.

*We are also looking to add 2-3 volunteers to our monthly off-site events team. Once a month we will have an event at a different location within the Portland area. We are looking for 2-3 additional volunteers to add to the team. Email oregondogrescue@hotmail.com if you would like to join us!

*Dog Trainers and Groomers are always in demand at ODR! Email oregondogrescue@hotmail.com to inquire about our current needs!

All volunteers must complete an orientation prior to volunteering. Volunteers must be age 13 or older due to insurance restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 


FOSTER

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.