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. Give us a few hours and we will give you lots of love back from our rescue dogs! Become a driver and change homeless dogs’ and cats’ lives.
We need two types of transport: Local transport around Island Park, NY. Freedom Rides from the Vince Lombardi Service Station, 116E NJ Tpke, Ridgefield, NJ 07657 to Island Park, New York (Long Island, between Long Beach and Oceanside).
**We provide the van, travel crates, and EZ Pass! You may also use your own minivan.
Length of term:
Two to three hours are required per Freedom Ride. Pick up from the Service Station is usually on Saturdays around 11:45 AM.
Must have a strong work ethic
Must be at least 21 years old
Must be able to handle dogs of varying sizes/weights
Must have a valid driver's license in good standing
If you are using your own minivan, you must own the vehicle
-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 on 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, If you are at least 21 years old, Whether you completed our online application, and Any questions
If you do not get a response from us within 3-4 days, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.