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Rescue Director

Title: Rescue Director

Department and/or Team: Rescue

Reports to: Executive Director

Works with: The Rescue Director is responsible for maintaining regular and professional correspondence with our shelter partners while conducting and/or overseeing a team performing evaluations of shelter animals for consideration for our program.


  • Be the main point of contact for all partner shelters and work to maintain a positive relationship, working together to save lives.
  • Recruit and perform initial volunteer interviews, as well as work with the Executive Director on promotions and terminations of current volunteers as needed.
  • Walk shelters on a weekly basis to evaluate animals and perform dog tests for our program, or have volunteers able to perform evaluations and dog tests.
  • Manage team of rescue volunteers, ensure proper training and processes, and direct them ahead of each shelter visit. Also manage admin volunteers to ensure networking albums are up to date.
  • Evaluate volunteer animal reports to help determine animal suitability for APPR.
  • Responsible for tagging all animals at shelters and communicating results quickly to ensure efficient lifesaving.
  • Keep networking albums up-to-date and relevant as new information and/or media is obtained or animals are no longer in need.
  • Obtain all pertinent information about animals from shelter staff such as medical paperwork to ensure we can make as educated a decision as possible on our ability to help an animal or not.
  • Work closely with other teams to ensure smooth operations within the organization.
  • Help evaluate shelters and their needs for potential partnerships.
  • Function as a creative, out-of-the-box thinker to development and implement new innovative ideas that allow APPR to save more lives.
  • Send updates to Leadership team on the status of new rescues on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure that any and all changes in operations, needs, and policies at shelter partners are fully understood and communicated to leadership and all impacted volunteers.
  • Serve on Abandoned Pet Project Rescue’s leadership team.

CONTACTS WITH OTHERS: This position will have regular contact with all shelter partners, Foster, Medical, Marketing, & Transport Directors, as well as other leadership members and team volunteers. Occasional contact with other area volunteers and fosters as needed.


  • Ability to learn and perform any and all functions held by Rescue team volunteers.
  • Experience in rescue and/or shelter operations preferred.
  • Ability to work virtually (phone, email) on a regular basis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to maintain professional level correspondence at all times.
  • Must be a creative thinker and approach the role strategically.
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, and consistent with follow through.
  • Excellent problem solving ability and ability to manage others professionally.
  • Must have a HS diploma or higher degree of education.
  • Must have a flexible schedule and able to communicate during normal business hours, as well as before/after hours as needed.
  • Must be located in DFW Metroplex or be familiar enough with the area shelters to manage team remotely.

Time Commitment: 20+ hours per week.

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P.O. Box 2413, Boerne, TX 78006, US

Mission Statement

APPR: Abandoned Pet Project Rescue is dedicated to creating positive outcomes for the overlooked, abandoned, and often injured animals whose medical treatments are funded by Abandoned Pet Project. Through adoptions and transport partnerships with like-minded rescues across the nation, Abandoned Pet Project Rescue provides the opportunity for our pets to live happy and healthy lives in loving, forever homes. APP: Abandoned Pet Project is dedicated to providing the funding for abandoned, abused, and homeless pets so they may receive the medical care they need. We are a non profit organization that supports a network of fosters, veterinarians, community outreach projects, and spay/neuter initiatives. Our veterinary partners work diligently to rehabilitate shelter animals and offer their communities medical assistance through low cost vaccine clinics, microchipping, and spay & neuter assistance for area animals.


Abandoned Pet Project was founded in 2016 to assist a network of veterinarians and their rescues partners to enable them to save medically needy animals, while also contributing to the area community through outreach events such as low costs clinics. In 2019 we added on Abandoned Pet Project Rescue in order to create an even larger impact to the animals and people of our communities through further outreach events, fostering, and local adoption, as well as transport opportunities for animals in an effort to save more lives.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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  • Strategic Planning
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Business Development
  • Recruiting





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