Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue is always in need of Standby Volunteers who can be on-call in case we have a last minute transportation need. It could be anything from taking a dog to the vet, to a new foster, getting medication or supplies to a dog or most importantly, being a dog's hero by giving her/him a "freedom ride" from a shelter where they may be euthanized.
If you can't be on-call for a full day, even a few hours helps a lot. We like to have a list of Standby Volunteers scheduled 2 weeks out. Do you have any time in the next 2 weeks that we could add you to this list? If you do, please let us know the days and time windows.
We also need people to help give dogs freedom rides! We are constantly pulling dogs from shelters, but in order to do so we need someone to go and pick them up and give them their freedom rides! The location of the shelter varies but all dogs get dropped of at our office in the Pacific Palisades before going home with fosters.
Volunteers who are interested in helping give our dogs freedom rides should have a reliable decent size car that can fit the dog and a hard shell crate if required by the shelter. We also ask that you have a leash and collar to keep hold of the dog in case the shelter does not provide one.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from various Los Angeles shelters the day they are to be euthanized. Our goal is to help provide animals with a second chance to a happy life and to help reduce pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs.
Once rescued, we place our dogs into loving foster homes while they await adoption. We do not keep dogs in kennels. Placing the dogs in foster homes is the first step to rehabilitation, as it allows us to thoroughly evaluate a dog's demeanor and needs, enabling us to make the perfect match of dog and permanent owner. We attribute our high rate of successful placement to our foster program. At Ace of Hearts, we do not discriminate against any breed, including those in the bully breed family. Additionally, Ace of Hearts is dedicated to educating the public on how to be responsible pet owners and on the importance of spaying and neutering. We believe the real solution to pet overpopulation is through spaying and neutering pets.