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Foster Dog Portfolio Manager - Austin Based Non-Profit

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We're looking for a volunteer (this is an unpaid opportunity) who wants to help senior shelter foster dogs get noticed and adopted. You'll be managing the foster dog portfolio of dogs we help through marketing, supplies and medical management. This opportunity is through an advocacy, Classic Canines, and our advocacy benefits Austin Animal Center and to a smaller degree, a few other area shelters.

What's needed?

---Prior experience as a dog foster-or- has been in a marketing capacity of foster or shelter dogs previously
---Senior dog compassionate--this is a must, we only work with dogs 7 years and up
---Must be community-minded--adoptions occur with a wide range of community citizens
---Must adhere to all protocols and privacy and use of data policies
---Team work - will work with volunteers, fosters and possibly shelter staff
---Use of Google products (Drive, Slideshows)
---FB and IG posts and responses
---Volunteer should be within easy driving range of Austin for when the shelter re-opens, there will be some tasks onsite

A typical day:
---Update master list of foster dog inventory changes
---Reach out to new fosters to provide support and request photos and dog bios
---Review marketing collateral of foster dogs and collect updates as needed and submit those for update to the shelter system through pre-established protocols for update
---May be responsible for posting dogs needing foster on FB & IG
---May be responsible for posting foster dogs awaiting adoption on FB & IG
---May be responsible for collecting post-adoption updates to share on FB & IG
---May be responsible for checking post tags and sharing foster posts
---Gather requests for supplies from fosters and arrange supplies and how to get them to foster

More opportunities with CLASSIC CANINES INC

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



PO BOX 142762, AUSTIN, TX 78714, US

Mission Statement

We are a 501 c3 organization of shelter volunteers advocating, educating and promoting opportunities for senior dog adoption, foster and rescue. We also work with community cases referred by shelters to avert surrenders where possible. There are no paid positions. All funds raised are used directly for the care needs of senior shelter and foster dogs.


We work with Austin area shelters where hundreds of senior dogs arrive each year as unclaimed strays and unfortunate owner surrenders. This can be very traumatic to a senior dog. Strays often arrive in rough shape, both medically and spiritually. Owner surrenders are often traumatized to be in a shelter after losing a home of many years. As a result, volunteer help must be multi-faceted.
Everyone can have a hand in helping a senior dog get home for good.

Opportunities abound to volunteer, foster, adopt, donate and share the good word!

Many volunteer opportunities available!
Board position opportunity open!

Make a difference in a life today.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Content Management Systems
  • Google Apps
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • A minimum of 10 hrs a week is ideal. Volunteer must supply their own equipment (laptop, smart phone)
  • All work can be done remote. After the initial period to get acclimated, this will become somewhat repetitive as you'll be performing the same functions for all foster dogs. However each dog is unique and the reward comes when dogs are adopted.

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