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The Animal Pad always needs Transporters who are comfortable handling and transporting dogs to and from wherever they need to be within San Diego! The majority of our transport needs center around making sure our foster dogs can get to all of their vetting appointments (primarily at our own HQ/care facility, sometimes outside veterinary offices for surgeries) and adoption events that their foster is unable to bring them to. We are also sometimes in need of supply drops to our fosters as well as pick-ups, although this is much less frequent. Transporting is often overlooked because it doesn't seem quite as "glamorous" as adoption events, but having that quality, one-on-one time with the dogs and getting to build your own personal connection with them is truly second to none!

If this is something you would be interested in, please fill out a Volunteer Application on our website:

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About The Animal Pad


4620 Avocado Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941, US

Mission Statement

The Animal Pad is a nonprofit, all-breed dog rescue based in San Diego, California. We are 100% volunteer run and funded solely by donations, and we rescue dogs primarily from the streets of Mexico.


Here at TAP, we give voice to the voiceless and our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find them the best homes possible.

The Animal Pad was founded in 2010 and we are 100% volunteer run and donation based. We rescue dogs primarily off the streets of Mexico, and provide them full medical care and a loving foster home to heal in before they head to their adoptive home. In addition to rescuing, we have an activism arm called TAPACT where we bring the community together to tackle issues that affect dogs in hopes to evoke permanent change.
If you are interested in any of our Volunteer Opportunities, please head over to our website and fill out an online Volunteer Application:


Animals, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


San DiegoSan Diego, CA 92103


  • Transportation Management
  • Customer Service
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Transportation


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • This is an ongoing volunteer role.

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