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Ruff House Rescue

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Don't Forget to watch the video of PJ and Clove!!

Do you love to shop online? Get coupons? Crowdfund? There are 3 different ways to help. Pick one or all of them. These opportunities are really easy and turn simple everyday actions into a way to make the world a better place by providing free money for our rescue at no cost to you! If you are under the age of 18 years old please get your parent’s permission.

Major Responsibilities:
** Option 1 **
Get coupons & Shop on GoodShop - 5%+of the purchase donated. To keep track of our progress go to: www.goodshop.com/nonprofit/ruff-house-rescue-oceanside#filter-amount
** Option 2 **
Buy items on AmazonSmiles (0.5% of the price donated), Chewy ($20 donated), or Bissell Cleaners (a portion donated)
** Option 3 **
Facebook Crowdfunding (you pick the donation goal)

Length of term:
 There is no minimum amount of time required.
 You can start immediately.

Community Service Hours:
Sorry no letter is provided for this opportunity.
See below for how you can get community service hours with our other positions.


Computer/internet access

GET COUPONS ON GOODSHOP & SHOP (GoodSearch website):
Use www.goodsearch.com/Goodshop to shop at 30,000 stores (instead of Retailmenot), and 5%+of the purchase will be donated to RHR. Coupon codes and printable coupons are available, and you can follow stores to get their coupons directly e-mailed to you.
- If you are already registered for GoodSearch you can just start shopping. Go to the magnify glass in the upper right hand corner and enter the store name.
- If you are NOT registered yet for GoodShop or GoodSearch go to www.goodsearch.com/Goodshop
- Click on "Sign Up"
- Sign up with FaceBook -or- enter your Name, E-mail address, and Password
- Click on "Sign me up!"
- Enter "Ruff House Rescue" and click search
- Click on "Ruff House Rescue Oceanside, NY" (it will highlight in blue)
- Go to www.goodsearch.com/Goodshop and start shopping!

Here are some examples:
1800 Flowers - 15% off of flowers + 7% donated
Michael's - 40% off + 2.5% donated
Vistaprint - 20% off and free shipping on orders of $25 or more + 4% donated
PETCO - 20% off purchases + 4% donated


When you shop at AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Ruff House Rescue.
- Go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0964354 (direct link)
- Sign in or create an account
- Make sure you are in the smile.amazon application or website before you start shopping (otherwise points will not go towards Ruff House Rescue)

See 1b above.

Place your first pet's food/treats order through our link, and Chewy will donate $20 to Ruff House Rescue.
Go to: http://www.chewy.com/rp/2012 (direct link)

When you purchase pet products on Bissell.com using our code, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization!
- Go to: www.bissell.com
- At checkout enter the code "ADOPT"
- Then select our organization and choose New York state
- Choose a Shelter: "Ruff House Rescue"
- How did you hear about this promotion: "Animal Shelter"

At Ruff House Rescue, we have very high vet, transportation and boarding bills along with rent and many other expenses. Help us pay for these expenses by soliciting donations on Facebook for your Birthday, Anniversary, Retirement, Baby Shower, Birth, Memorial Donation, Engagement, Wedding, Graduation, or other special occasion(s) on Facebook.

Next Steps:

  1. -Go to https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/
  2. -Scroll down to: Raise Money for a Nonprofit
  3. -Type "Ruff House Rescue NY", fill out the required fields, set a $ goal, and share, share, share!

VIDEO OF PJ & CLOVE (scroll down to the bottom of the page):
PJ had been sober for 2 years and he didn't have a job, he didn't have any accountability, he made the decision to start looking for a dog. A rescue group (Ruff House Rescue) had pulled Clove from a kill shelter. PJ just found a place to live. He got a call from the rescue and she was like, "PJ can you pick up Clove right now?" The first day PJ got Clove she was so scared and shut down, it was very awkward. She just cowered in his presence. And she was very timid. Watch the VIDEO to see how their story unfolds ...

RHR’s website - www.ruffhouserescue.org

Letter ONLY provided for some In-person Opportunities BUT if you do a "drive" for Kennel Supplies, Start a "RHR Dog Rescue Club" and help our mission (with Baked Goods Sales, Monies/Pennies for RHR Fundraiser, or Wear Jeans or PJs for A Day) or a Garage |Tag Sale at your school | church |community center you could have someone LOCAL to you be a Coordinator of your hours. Also see the "Exercise + ResQWalk" or "Exercise + Wooftrax" volunteer opportunities where your time and distance exercised is recorded on the cell phone application. Scroll down to see these opportunities.

Please see below.

One animal is euthanized in the U.S. every 16 seconds, 4 million annually (Humane Society of US).
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." The Dalai Lama

Our mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.


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About Ruff House Rescue


Commercial, Oceanside, NY 11572, US

Mission Statement

Ruff House Rescue's (RHR) mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.



Going BIG means that our fosters and volunteers always show up in a big way and are incredibly hands-on, passionate, and dedicated, whether they are volunteering remotely, at our kennel, or at our adoption events.

Ruff House Rescue is the largest 501 (c)(3) non-profit rescue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our mission is to seek out under-served shelters and communities where we can make the biggest lifesaving impact. Our goal is to create a world where the kind and rewarding experience of adoption is the standard. We do this through tireless passion, commitment, and advocacy.

We are a foster-based network of animal lovers who seek to save as many lives as possible, as fast as we can. As a largely volunteer-based organization, we depend on the generosity of our Ruff House family to do this life changing work.

No animal is euthanized.

Mailing Address: PO Box 365, Oceanside, NY 11572



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • If under 18 years old, need permission of your guardian/parent

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