VOLUNTEER

 

FOSTER HOMES

 

Our foster homes are a group of volunteers who open up their homes and their hearts to dog's who come into our rescue from a number of different situations.  Without foster homes we would be unable to save the number of dogs each year.  We work very closely with each individual foster home to ensure that they get the support and information necessary to successfully rehabilitate each foster until they are ready for their forever home.  Each foster parent is directly involved with the applicant's looking to adopt their foster's and ultimately have final decision making on if the home is appropriate for each individual dog and their needs.  If you think you would like to foster please complete the volunteer application.  We can never have enough good foster homes.

 

HOSPICE CARE

 

We occasionally take in a senior or medical dog who is not a good candidate for adoption.  We keep these dogs in hospice foster homes to live out the remainder of their lives.  We care for them and take care of all of their medical needs to make them as comfortable and happy as possible until their time to comes to cross over the Rainbow Bridge.  Although this is a very difficult part of rescue, we feel every dog deserves a chance to live out the remainder of their lives in a home where they are loved and cared for.  We are always looking for special homes to help with these very special dogs.

 

 

SPONSOR A HOSPICE DOG

 

If you are unable to take a hospice dog into your home, we can always use financial help with these dogs.  Many of them are on multiple prescriptions, or special diets, some require extra ordinary medical care which becomes very costly.  Emmy is a perfect example of a hospice dog who came into rescue after being found as a stray in Larimer County.  Emmy was 10 years old with untreated heart disease, untreated Cushings disease and severe arthritis in her hips and back legs.  After her first week in rescue Emmy started to thrive after receiving the appropriate care and love.  Emmy lived out the next 2 1/2 years as a very happy and active little girl.  Emmy was on 3 different heart medications and an anti-inflammitory for her arthritis.  Emmy's last 2 1/2 years were quality, which is what she deserved.  If you would like to sponsor a dog like Emmy please click on the Donations page and help with their cost.

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

In order for this effort to be successful, we are always in need of assistance with transporting dogs, to and from vet visits, adoption events, transfers from other rescue organizations and/or shelters and helping get dogs to their forever homes in cases of outlying areas.  We rely on the generous donation of time and fuel to help make all of this happen.  If you think you may be able to help with transportation please complete the Volunteer Application and a member of our organization will contact you.

 

 

EVENTS

 

We do several events throughout the year and always need help with organizing the event, setting up and tearing down after the event and helping with dogs, answering questions and promoting our rescue to the public.  We have 4 annual events which we always attend each year, plus our annual Chindig fundraiser.  If you think you might be able to help coordinate and organize events for our group, please complete the Volunteer application and tell us about your skills to help in this area.  We would love to attend more events and participate in new events, however we need help in getting this accomplished.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Although we are a group of unpaid volunteers, we still have to keep track of the business side of this mission.  There are so many administrative duties involved in making all of this happen.  We have to keep many records to be in compliance with our PACFA lisence, as well as tax records.  We do a home visit for every adoption and foster home which must be documented, reference checks for each adoption and volunteer application, updating 3 websites, keeping track of veterinary needs of each dog, expense tracking.  Even though this is our passion it still is a business and needs to be maintained with accurate and thorough records.  If you have any special skills that you think might be beneficial in this area please complete the Volunteer application.

 

APPLICATION PROCESSING

 

When adopting a dog or aquiring a new volunteer we always ask for an application.  Each application is reviewed and a phone call is made to the applicant to see if they are either interested in a particular dog or a particular position.  All applications for dogs are forwarded to the foster parents as well as a volunteer who verifies the references.  We also do a home visit for every foster home as well as adoptive homes.  In the case of out of state adopters, we may have to ask for assistance from another rescue group, former adopter or an animal welfare professional to assist.  All of this requires time and sometimes research.  If you think you might like to help with this and have the skills to communicate over the phone with strangers.  Please complete the volunteer application.

 

SCRAPBOOKING

 

We are in the process of putting together a scrap book which will include all of the success stories with photos and stories of each of the dogs and their adoptions, as well as a section which will include photographs and stories of our adoptable dogs.  Many times when we go to events some of the adoptable dogs would not do well in the event environment and need to stay in their foster home.  This will give the public a book to look at to see the types of dogs we get, their stories and the adoptable and adopted dogs.  If you would like to dedicate some time and creativity to this project please complete the volunteer application and note you are interested in Scrapbooking.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Our foster homes are a group of volunteers who open up their homes and their hearts to dog's who come into our rescue from a number of different situations.  Without foster homes we would be unable to save the number of dogs each year.  We work very closely with each individual foster home to ensure that they get the support and information necessary to successfully rehabilitate each foster until they are ready for their forever home.  Each foster parent is directly involved with the applicant's looking to adopt their foster's and ultimately have final decision making on if the home is appropriate for each individual dog and their needs.  If you think you would like to foster please complete the volunteer application.  We can never have enough good foster homes.

 

FOSTER HELPER

 

Some of our foster homes have multiple dogs in the home and may need help with dog walking, vet appointments, housetraining, manners, overcoming fear, and overall exposure to new environments and situations.  Many of the dogs we get have never walked on a leash or lived in a home and can be challenging to work with.  If you think you have a way with animals and alot of patience and love, we can match you up with a foster home in your area to help get these little ones ready for their forever homes.

 

FUND RAISING

 

Although we charge an adoption fee for each adoption in an effort to cover some of the medical cost's associated with getting each and every dog what they need, it rarely even comes close to covering the expenses.  We are constantly in need of additional funds to help cover the veterinary expense.  We do apply for grant money as well as do as much fund raising as possible.  We are in desperate need of people to help assist in this area.  We are always open to ideas and new ways of getting the necessary funds to keep all of our foster's healthy.

 

OTHER

 

Our foster homes are a group of volunteers who open up their homes and their hearts to dog's who come into our rescue from a number of different situations.  Without foster homes we would be unable to save the number of dogs each year.  We work very closely with each individual foster home to ensure that they get the support and information necessary to successfully rehabilitate each foster until they are ready for their forever home.  Each foster parent is directly involved with the applicant's looking to adopt their foster's and ultimately have final decision making on if the home is appropriate for each individual dog and their needs.  If you think you would like to foster please complete the volunteer application.  We can never have enough good foster homes.

PO Box 470533 Aurora, Colorado 80047-0533 - (720) 288-8436

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