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As a volunteer-powered non-profit organization, Ruff House Rescue would not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. The number of dogs and cats we can save depends on the number of volunteers we have helping us. Are you a cat lover? We need some part-time volunteers to spend a little time with our cats/kitties until they find a home. The opportunity is located at Petco Oceanside! You are welcome to come meet the kitties anytime.
Major Responsibilities: Animal Handling - Petting and brushing Animal Therapy - Socializing and bonding with our cats/kitties, giving them love and a comforting lap to lie in, playing and talking to them Animal Care - Cleaning their pens and litter box scooping, providing food and fresh water
Length of term:
One month minimum commitment. Morning or evening shifts - Each shift is typically a minimum of a 1/2 hour
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.
Be at least 21 years old
Be able to handle cats of varying weights and sizes
Be extremely reliable, especially with sticking to your scheduled shift
Physical strength and agility: be able to climb up and down on a small ladder, reaching backs of cages to clean
Knowledge of cats and their behaviors
Patience - some cats are more difficult than others
Strong work ethic
-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 click the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper corner of the page.
-Include in your comments:
Total number of hours you can volunteer per week
The day per week and shift (AM or PM) you are available
Whether you are at least 21 years old
Whether you completed our online application
If you do not get a response from us within 5 days please outreach to 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.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT OUR VOLUNTEER POST AT RHR!
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.