The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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As an all-volunteer organization, it takes a real team effort for New Rattitude to run smoothly and effectively. We have many opportunities available to those who are able to volunteer a little--or a lot--of their time and energies. We would love to have you join us!
Can you join New Rattitude to help us rescue Rat Terriers from shelters or neglectful/abusive living conditions? So many dogs desperately need space in rescue to have a shot at a new life.
New Rattitude does not have a shelter or other physical location. Instead, we operate through a nationwide network of volunteer foster homes. Our foster parents are individuals who give needy dogs a temporary sanctuary that is safe and nurturing while we work to match the dogs with qualified permanent adoptive homes. Watching a broken, scared, at-risk dog blossom in foster care and develop a new "Rattitude" toward life gives an immense sense of satisfaction.
Foster parents are responsible for the physical care of a rescued dog (including vet care*, socialization, basic training, and lots of love and affection) plus some administration (record-keeping, photos of the dog, corresponding with applicants).
*New Rattitude pays for the vetting that each dog needs and we also provide other resources and necessities, coordinate marketing/publicity for the foster dogs, manage the adoption application process, organize transportation, and facilitate networking between foster homes.
Please visit our website for Frequently Answered Questions about Fostering for New Rattitude! http://www.newrattitude.org/fosterFAQ.htm
Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Average of 3-6 months for each dog fostered.
Foster home screening involves an application, vet and personal reference checks, a telephone interv