Volunteers at the 2015 PDR Howler
You can volunteer with Pound Dog Rescue in a few ways. Read on to find an activity that fits your schedule, skills and interests. If you can help us in another way, please contact us!
Foster a Dog
We can only help as many dogs as we have foster homes for. Fostering a dog is a truly rewarding experience and is a way for you to save a dogs life, literally. You will give them a loving place to call their temporary home until we find them the perfect forever home.
At Pound Dog Rescue not only do we take in rescue dogs ourselves but we also pull dogs from a local rural animal control facility and facilitate their transport to receiving rescues across Ontario. This is a coordinated transport with many volunteers each taking a leg of the transport to get the dog from point A to point B. Our responsibility is typically from the Innerkip area to Kitchener or from Kitchener to Milton or Toronto.
The runs are usually conducted on weekend mornings. We need volunteer drivers to help us out when we cannot do it ourselves. If you don’t mind having dogs in your vehicle, have a couple crates to use, or a way to secure dogs in your vehicle, and would like the opportunity to transport we would love to hear from you! You will always pick and choose when you can help out.
This is a perfect way of helping dogs in need get to their rescues and you meet wonderful people along the way. Everyone at each stage of the transport is a dog lover and fellow volunteer.
Transporting dogs takes such little time but leaves you with such a great feeling of pride and happiness as you aid a dog to its place of rescue
Donate Items or Services
Do you own or work for a business that would be willing to donate items or services for future fundraising initiatives? We would be so grateful and would certainly add your business to our Friends of Pound Dog Rescue section on our Home Page.
We are in the process of obtaining charitable business status and if approved will be able to issue tax receipts for donations. We are in the need at the moment of a printer who could assist us with the costs of print materials and advertising. We need to keep these costs down so that the majority of the money we raise goes directly to the care of our rescue dogs.
Do you have any special skills or abilities that you think would assist us in our mission? Would you be willing to donate your time and abilities to help us and the dogs in our care? We would love to hear from you.
Because we are a charity organization all of our funds come from donations and fundraising. We always need good people to help at fundraising events. If you love dogs and want to help but fostering is not possible this is an excellent way to get directly involved.
We are looking for outgoing individuals with great people skills who wouldn’t mind donating a few hours every once in a while to assist us at events. We also appreciate anyone willing to take on a fundraising initiative themselves and we welcome suggestions and ideas.
Offer your help
If you can help now, or in future, please fill in the form! Thank you.