Vet-Pet Rescue needs the help of many volunteers in order to rescue dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and the occasional exotic, care for them, and place them in loving homes. Even if you only have a couple hours per week, or a couple hours per month, that's enough time to make a difference. Volunteering teaches kids that it's good to care about others, both people and animals, so consider volunteering as a family!

There are many ways one could volunteer to help Vet-Pet Rescue and the animals:

  • Advertisements - We are always looking for ways to boost our recognition and get our pets noticed.
  • Grooming - Our animals sometimes come to us in really bad condition with matted fur and they always need a good bath.
  • Fundraising - Do you like to bake? Are you crafty? We are always looking for different ways to raise money whether it's a bake sale or Pet Portraits or Embroidered Collars, What ever crafts and ideas we could use to promote our pets, Fundraising is always needed.
  • Dog walking and Socializing - Unfortunately, we don't have enough Foster Families to go around, so some of our rescues are left kenneled at our location - Clarkson Wilson Veterinary Clinic. We are always looking for someone to come and play for a few hours, going on walks or to the dog park, anything to get them a little exercise and love.
  • Lend a Hand or Give a Ride - We have some amazing Foster Families but sometimes life gets in the way and they need a little help, We are always looking for volunteers to transport from foster homes to the vet or adoption events, to pet sit when they are away on vacation and what ever else might need to be done when life gets in the way.
  • Adoption Events - We host adoption events every weekend at Petco and a few other places. It is difficult to get all the animals to and from each place, let alone handle paperwork, talk to everyone who might be interested in adopting, and keeping clean kennels all at the same time. We are always looking for an extra pair of hands to help out at our events.
  • Donation Drive - Animals are needy, they can't provide for themselves, so it is up to us to supply them with blankets, beds, food, toys, brushes, leashes, collars and anything else they could ever need. We are always taking donations of supplies and this is a great way to volunteer and help our rescue with out having to give up a lot of your time.

foster homes needed!

Vet-Pet Rescue needs the help of many volunteers in order to rescue dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and the occasional exotic, care for them, and place them in loving homes. One of the most rewarding and satisfying ways to help is to become a foster family. It's not always easy, but it is critical to a successful adoption.

The purpose of a foster home is to provide a home environment while evaluating a rescue pet's behavior around other pets, children, and to observe the animal's personality, attitude and temperament. Some may need help with something, whether it's house-training, separation anxiety, shyness, jumping on people or just plain house manners. Our foster families help the animals we rescue to become better pets which in turn helps them to more easily adapt to their new forever homes. Not all pet's that come into rescue have behavioral problems, some are already low maintenance and only need a place to rest their head while they wait for the right forever family to come along.

The rescue covers the cost of the spay/neuter and all vaccinations as well as other needed medical care.

Foster homes can provide their own food and supplies, or VPR will supply them.

Foster homes always supply safe shelter, understanding, patience and lots of love.

Families (or individuals) who are interested in fostering are asked to fill out an application form. After the application has been approved by one of our coordinators, we will be in touch with you to discuss fostering in more detail.

A lot of people are hesitant to try fostering because it is easy to grow attached to a rescue and it can be hard to see them leave. So what is the worst thing that can happen? You would have another wonderful addition to your own family. That's not such a bad thing is it? for those who are able to let them go on to their forever home... There is nothing more satisfying than knowing they will be healthy, happy and loved. It's a great feeling to know that you played such an important role in that pet's life... not to mention what a joy you brought in to their new families life!

Please think about opening up your home to the "homeless". We can promise you the experience may not be easy, but it is always rewarding!





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