Adoption Volunteer - Saturday (Virtual)

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Dallas Pets Alive!

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Adoption Volunteer - Saturday

Making Dallas a No-Kill city is a big job and as a volunteer-based organization, we need a lot of great volunteers to do it. As a Foster Application Vetter, you'll conduct professional interviews with those who have applied to foster our animals. This is key to making sure the fostering arrangement is the right fit for the individual, the organization and most importantly - the pet!

***To be considered, please complete our official volunteer application at **

TEAM: Foster

REPORTS TO: This position reports to the Foster Vetter Team Lead, the Foster Director, and VP of Animal Operations.

WORKS WITH: Will have regular and continuous contact virtually or over the phone with team leaders, potential foster parents, and other volunteers. Contacts with others will require tactful exchanges and a positive, professional demeanor.


  • Cold call applicants generated via email or from events to invite them to foster
  • Respond to all when they are able to take an interview so the rest of the team is aware of which applications still need attention and which are covered
  • Use the provided questionnaire to conduct professional interviews of applicants within 24 hours of the application’s submittal
  • Input data from the questionnaire into the appropriate area in Shelterluv database
  • Report findings to the team so further action may be taken in sending out welcome email when applications have been approved
  • Decline foster offers when needed
  • Assist with any other duties needed to help drive Dallas Pets Alive!’s mission and support our values


  • Must not have conflicting associations with similar non-profit organizations or business(es) related to animal welfare
  • Must be a high school graduate with prior foster experience
  • Ability to work virtually (phone, email). Must be able to access to the internet at least 1 day per week
  • Must be moderately proficient in use of a computer
  • Must be comfortable in cold calling applicants and conducting professional interviews on behalf of Dallas Pets Alive!.
  • Must not have conflicting associations with similar non-profit organizations or business(es) related to animal welfare


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to maintain professional level correspondence at all times
  • A motivational, can-do attitude to represent Dallas Pets Alive! in a positive manner to our supporters and the general public
  • A problem-solving mindset to handle and diffuse challenging situations in a professional manner
  • A love for animals and dedication to the cause of animal welfare

TIME COMMITMENT: 5 hours per week.

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About Dallas Pets Alive!


No physical location, Dallas, TX 75230, US

Mission Statement

At Dallas Pets Alive, our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. We take an innovative approach to animal rescue and believe in creating a paradigm shift in the way our community views animal rescue. Adoption is not only the right thing to do but THE thing to do. OUR GOAL: To one day make all of North Texas No-Kill



Our organization is run mostly by volunteers, and all of our pets are housed by dedicated foster families throughout North Texas.

We rescue and help the healthy and treatable pets at greatest risk for euthanasia at our partner shelters. We also provide assistance and resources to pet owners having problems so significant that they need to surrender their pets to a shelter.

We strongly value diversity, inclusion, and our volunteers who each play a valuable role in our mission! We believe in developing volunteers who would like to gain additional experience, make a difference, and positively influence the community with their unique interests, skills, and experience.

We are implementing innovative and progressive programs in North Texas. We are currently focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets who are at risk of being killed in the Dallas Animal Services, by rescuing the pets that are at the greatest risk and helping owners who are having problems so great that they need to surrender their pet(s) to a shelter. Additionally, We focus solely on pets who have already been passed over by other groups and the Dallas Animal Services’ adoption programs that only take the healthy and treatable pets who are about to be killed and have no other options.

Please visit our website for additional information and learn on how you can become a partner in rescuing animals.

Instagram & Twitter: @dallaspetsalive



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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • 5 Hours per week

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