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.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Volunteers must be 16 years or older.  Volunteers are able to walk dogs once they have completed an orientation. Walking is during business hours Monday-Friday.   We do not have walking on weekends due to our adoption events. 


***Our next orientation will be in January of 2019-Please check back then to see how to register!*

Please do not call or email the Rescue as we do not schedule or register new volunteers on site and are very busy caring for the dogs and processing adoptions.

We are very appreciative of our volunteers and look forward to seeing you at 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.!


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 the foster application to 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 for puppies, mom dogs and homes that do not have other dogs in the home. Families welcome and homes with other dogs may always foster puppies!

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.