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Ruff House Rescue

One of RHR'S Dogs for Adoption

We need your creativity!!! We are looking for Still Photographers and Cell Phone Videographers to capture outstanding dog photographs and videos that allow us to find fur-ever homes for all our wonderful rescue dogs. Must be at least 21 years old.

1 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

The key to fantastic photos and videos is the ability to capture the personality, size, and happy energy from each pup. Enthusiasm for this position is required since a photograph can determine the future of a dog's life. This is not an easy job, so please make sure you are up for this challenge. If you decide to go forward, please read below. Serious Inquiries only.

Length of Term:

- 3 to 6 month commitment

- 2 to 3 hours -- for each hour you shoot it will probably take you at least a half hour to process your images.

- Saturday and Sunday afternoons are the best. The shelter facility does not open during the week evenings until 7 pm when it is too dark to shoot.

- Must be able to come to the Rescue's facility located in Freeport, NY or adoption events at nearby pet stores or fairs.

  1. You must be 21 years of age. A mentor or volunteer helper will work with you.
  2. Own your own Digital SLR or Digital Mirrorless camera
  3. Own your own smart phone capable of taking 30 second quality videos and uploading to YouTube
  4. Experience with basic photo editing, including - cropping, removing leashes, & adjusting brightness
  5. Comfortable around dogs of all sizes and breeds
  6. Experience photographing dogs
  7. Physically able to easily change positions while photographing
  8. Fast turn-around on your shoots to get the dogs photos on Petfinder, our website, Facebook page and Instagram. We would need you to submit your edited photos that day or by the next day. That is a key factor as we are a rescue, not a shelter, and our goal is to get the dogs adopted to good homes as quickly as possible.

Next Steps:

  1. Please complete our Volunteer Application (takes less than 2 minutes) on our website -- click on the "Ruff House Rescue" link in the upper left hand corner to get our website address.
  2. Please contact RHR by clicking on the red button "I want to help!" on the upper left hand corner of the page and Include in the comments: 1) If you completed the on-line Volunteer Application, 2) Include the day(s) you can volunteer, and 3) Your question(s).
  3. Include in an e-mail to our Coordinator for this position (, the following:
  1. Summary of your photography and/or videography expertise and experience
  2. Your background working with animals (specifically dogs)
  3. Have you used Dropbox?
  4. 2 to 3 Samples of your work --- photographing dogs
  5. Do you know how to edit out leashes or other objects that might need to be removed?
  6. Type of Camera you use
  7. Have you studied photography?
  8. Total Hours per week you can volunteer
  9. Days/Times (eg. 12 noon to 2 pm) you can volunteer
  10. Any questions

We have a few videos we would like you to watch before you volunteer. Please go to Seth Casteel's website - & Click on "Learning Videos" watch the learning videos (all except the cat ones) and let us know if this is something you would like to volunteer for. We will mentor you and you will always work with a volunteer that will hold the dog for you.


RHR’s website - In the upper left hand corner of this page click on the "Ruff House Rescue" link. Click on the "More Information" tab and the website address is located to the right under "Website".


See our "Junior Volunteer" positions


YES Letter provided! Some other ideas -- 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 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.


PLEASE see below.


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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We'll work with your schedule.


RHR's RescueFreeportFreeport, NY 11520



  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Online Flash/Video Production
  • Website Project Management


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 21
  • Approximately 3 hours per week

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