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.
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.
**Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Please Read the Following**
We only hold orientations once per month. They are always on a Monday from 12-1pm.
We post future dates the first week of every month.
* August orientation date will be posted soon! *
Please arrive around 5 minutes prior wearing closed toe walking shoes and rain gear if appropriate. Minors may be 13 or older to walk a dog. Children may accompany adults but may not hold a leash and must also have a signed form. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot!
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.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT ORIENTATION!
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 email@example.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.