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Ruff House Rescue

One of RHR'S Dogs for Adoption

Being a volunteer at Ruff House Rescue is very rewarding and simple. And we wouldn't be able to do rescue without the help and support of volunteers!! At the event we will let you know what help is needed at the time -- taking the dog for a quick bathroom break or walk, getting water for water bowls...

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

If you are assisting the members from RHR you might be assigned a dog, we give you info on that dog's bio, and then you help show the dog off to any potential adopters. Don't worry the only thing you need to do is smile while the dog does all the wagging and cuddling and being his/her adorable self. The minimum age is 21 years old. Events are usually on Saturdays and Sundays. Approximately noon until 5 pm.

Other tasks: If you help with transport you must have a valid driver's license. This is located at various Petco's on Long Island!! The minimum age is 21 years old.

Major Responsibilities:

You will be the first point of contact to Ruff House Rescue and potential adopters. You will help provide an overall positive experience and a welcoming environment.

Length of term:

4-6 hour requirement on a Saturday or Sunday.


Must be 21 years of age or older

Customer Service skills

Knowledge of handling dogs

Next Steps:

Step 1: Please complete our Volunteer Application (takes less than 2 minutes) on our website -- click on the blue "Ruff House Rescue" link in the upper left hand corner to get our website address.

Step 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:

  • If you completed the on-line Volunteer Application.
  • Your question(s) and comments.
  • Include the date(s) you can volunteer.
  • Volunteer Opportunity -- Transport or walking/showing dogs? If transporting dogs, do you have a valid driver's license?
  • If anyone will be volunteering with you (name and age).


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.


Petco -- various locations through Long IslandOceanside/Freeport, NY 11572



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Customer Service


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 21

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