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 11-430. We do not offer volunteering on the weekends as our dogs are at adoption events.
***All volunteers must complete an orientation prior to volunteering. Our next orientation is Monday April 10th 12-1pm. Please E-mail Barbara at Bobbiodr@comcast.net to join this orientation. ***
Please do not call or email ODR directly as the volunteer dog walking coordinator is a volunteer who is not at the facility.
Volunteers must be age 13 or older due to insurance restrictions.
Volunteer Orientation dates will be posted as they are scheduled. We do not offer weekend orientation dates as all dog-walking volunteering must be done Monday-Friday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.