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Ruff House Rescue

Black Dog with Blue Eyes
Don't Forget to watch the video of PJ and Clove!!

Do you have access to Facebook? We need folks to look at our site and respond to the comments people leave on our posts so we can respond to everyone. This position is ALWAYS open and needed. You must use your own personal social media account. Sorry no letter is provided for this opportunity. Start immediately- just follow the 5 steps below. Why is this important: 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.

It is a virtual position. It is NOT located at our Rescue with our dogs.
Letter is NOT provided for school or community service hours.

COMMUNITY HOURS:

See below for how you can get community service hours with our other positions.

Length of term:

  • There is no minimum amount of time required.

Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethics
  • Attention to detail


Next Steps:

  1. You can start immediately without waiting for a response from Ruff House Rescue. Simply use your own personal Facebook account to respond to comments . See below for Background Information and Suggested Wording for guidelines on how to respond to comments.
  2. VolunteerMatch directions: Please click on the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper corner of the page. We want to personally thank you for your volunteer work.
  3. If you can (not required), please respond to comments from a laptop since many posts can’t be viewed from your Smartphone.
  4. Read below for more information on how to comment and for details on our organization.
  5. Our Social Media site:
    - Facebook Site: @RuffHouseRescueNY

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON RHR:
- RHR is located on Long Island, New York (32 miles from NYC).
- We do NOT transport dogs or cats looking to be adopted; potential adopters must come to our rescue.
- We require an application to be completed and approved before an animal can be adopted/fostered.
- To foster, you must be located near Freeport, NY due to adoption events, our vet, and appointments.
- If someone does not get a response from RHR, it could be because their email went into our spam folder. It’s always best to follow-up with a second email to RHR.
- View our website at www.ruffhouserescue.org for more information.


SUGGESTED WORDING:
1. Unsure about their question.
Your Response:
"Please email ruffhouserescue@gmail.com regarding your questions. RHR has many social media posts, and they are not able to respond to all comments directly as we are volunteer run."

2. Comment: "Shared"
-or- "Shared your post"
Your Response:
Love or Like their comment or
state: "Thank you for sharing our post!!"

3. Comment: "Do you need help?" [Volunteering]
Or "What types of volunteer opportunities do you have?"
Your Response:
"Volunteers are always needed. Positions are listed on Ruff House Rescue's website at www.ruffhouserescue.org and go to the "Volunteer" tab. Or visit VolunteerMatch page at https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org840639.jsp . We have approximately 25 virtual and in-person positions located in Long Island, NY."

4. Comment: "Is he/she good with dogs and/or cats or other dogs? Or kids?"
5. Comment: "What type of dog is he/she? How big will he/she get?"
6. Comment: "How old is he/she?"
7. Comment: "Is he/she at the kennel? Where is she/he located?"
8. Comment: "Is she/he already adopted?"

Your Response to #4-#8:
"Please email RHR at ruffhouserescue@gmail.com. Also go to www.ruffhouserescue.org to find more information on applications, adopting, fostering, adoptable pets for adoption/fostering, volunteering, donating, and events. If you do not get a response in 3-4 business days please email (general information) : info@RuffHouseRescue.org. If you have already applied, please email: apply@RuffHouseRescue.org. Thank you!"

9.Comment: "I applied to adopt (or foster) but heard nothing from Ruff House Rescue"
Your response:
"You should of received an automatic confirmation email for your application. If you did not please apply again. If you still don't get an automatic confirmation email try doing it from a laptop or desktop (instead of your Smart Phone). If you have already applied, please give us 1 month to get to your application. If it has been a month please email: apply@RuffHouseRescue.org. Thank you!"


10. Comment: How do I know which dog I will get to foster?
Your response:
"Our goal is to make the best match for every family -- based on the dog's deposition and the family's living style.

11. Comment: "What is the process to adopt/foster?"
Your Response:
Adopting --
"Please complete your application to adopt prior to our events. Go to RHR's website at www.ruffhouserescue.org. Adoption events are held every weekend by appointment. When attending an adoption event, we ask that the entire family/household attend as well as any family dogs. Our goal is to make the best match for every family. If you don’t receive an automatic email following your submission, you may need to work directly from a computer rather than a Smart phone. Please also give RHR at least 1 month to contact your vet and references. If you have already applied please email: apply@RuffHouseRescue.org. Thank you!"


Fostering --
Your Response:
"Please complete your application at www.ruffhouserescue.org to foster prior to our events. Foster dogs can be met during the week with their fosters by appointment. Our goal is to make the best match for every family. If you don’t receive an email following your submission, you may need to work directly from a computer rather than an iPhone. Please also give RHR 1 month to contact your vet and references. If you have already applied please email: apply@RuffHouseRescue.org. Thank you!"


12. Comment:
"Where can I mail donations to?"
"Does Ruff House Rescue need donations?"

Your Response:
"Yes, we always need donations, please mail a check to: Ruff House Rescue, PO Box 365, Oceanside, NY 11572. O n-line: "You can donate at www.ruffhouserescue.org. Go to the "Donate" tab." or Facebook:
S ee the blue "Donate" button on RHR's profile photo. Thank you very much!"

13. Comment: "I would like to mail toys and food."
Your Response:
"Please e-mail us at ruffhouserescue@gmail.com. We will give you a drop off location or a location to mail your gift to. Thank you very much!"

14. Comment:
"What toys and food/treats does Ruff House Rescue use?"
"Do you need food?"
"What type of food do you need?"

Your response:
"You can go to the RHR wish list found on Amazon: http://amzn.com/w/3K6ROSWV2YKHR Be sure to check back frequently as items will periodically change.

We always need these supplies: Throw Blankets (no fitted sheets, pillowcases, comforters, or pillows - these can be donated to Thrifty Pawz), Towels, Top Sheets, Disposable Gloves, Paper Towels, Bleach, Trader Joe’s Dog Biscuits, Unscented Laundry Detergent, Dawn Dish Detergent, and Healthy Edibles Bones by Nylabone. Please email us at ruffhouserescue@gmail.com for drop-off location or mailing address. Thank you very much!"


15. Comment: "Do you have puppies? Do you have [x] breed? Are there small dogs? Are there large dogs?"

"The dogs at Ruff House Rescue change weekly. Be sure to look at our Facebook page frequently and check out Petfinder: www.petfinder.com/member/us/ny/island-park/ruff-house-rescue-ny936/"


16. Comment: "Do you keep applications on file?"
"If you applied very recently (last few months) you can email apply@RuffHouseRescue.org to see if they still have the application. Otherwise please complete a new application."


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 ...

MORE INFORMATION:

RHR’s website - www.ruffhouserescue.org


UNDER AGE REQUIREMENT:

See our "Junior Volunteer" positions


COMMUNITY HOURS:
Letter ONLY provided for some In-person Opportunities BUT if you do 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 to you 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. Scroll down to see these opportunities.


MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Please see below.

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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!

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About Ruff House Rescue

Location:

Commercial, Oceanside, NY 11572, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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

Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Facebook

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