COVID-19: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT OUR WEEKEND OUTSIDE ADOPTION EVENTS. YOU CAN BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED AND STILL HELP! Many of our event team over the past 8 weeks have gone back to work and we really need your help. You will wear a mask and keep socially distanced from others.
Our outside events take place in a safe outdoor parking lot (no other cars but ours and our 2 vans). We need volunteers to help show the dogs to potential adopters. You will be trained! Please fill out an volunteer application and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you filled out the application!
********************************************************************************* Original Post: Being a volunteer at Ruff House Rescue is rewarding and simple, and we wouldn't be able to do rescue without the help and support of volunteers!
When you assist the members from RHR at our adoption events, you might be assigned a dog. We will give you information on that dog, and you will help show the dog to potential adopters. The only thing you need to do is smile, while the dog does all the wagging and cuddling and being his/her adorable self. We are also looking for help transporting dogs. Other responsibilities at our adoption events vary but may include taking the dogs for a quick bathroom break or walk or getting water for water bowls.
This opportunity is located at various Petco locations on Long Island. Events are usually held on Saturdays and Sundays from approximately noon until 5 pm.
You will be the first point of contact for Ruff House Rescue and potential adopters. You will help provide an overall positive experience and a welcoming environment.
Length of term:
4-6 hours on a Saturday or Sunday.
Must be 21 years of age or older Customer service skills Knowledge of handling dogs If you help with transport, you must have a valid driver's license.
Not 100% sure yet? Please ask us questions! Click on the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper left hand corner, and send us your questions.
-Please complete our online Volunteer application on our website (takes 5 minutes). Step 1: Go to www.ruffhouserescue.org, Step 2: Go to the "Volunteer" tab, and Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
-VolunteerMatch directions: Please contact RHR by clicking on the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper corner of the page and Include in the comments: If you completed the online volunteer application, The date(s) you can volunteer, Volunteer opportunity of interest- transport or walking and showing dogs If anyone will be volunteering with you (name and age), and Your question(s) and comments.
-If you don't get a response from us in 4-5 business days please contact us at email@example.com.
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 ...
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.
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.
WE GO BIG, SO THEY GO HOME.
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.
Various locations through Long IslandOceanside/Freeport, NY11572