HELP A SHELTER
  • Adopt an animal from the shelter
  • Donate towels, blankets, and dog beds

  • Donate a Kong toy

  • Donate treats

  • Volunteer to walk or groom the dogs

  • Take photos of the shelter animals and network them on social media sites

  • Donate Wish List items

  • Call local hotels for donated towels and bedding

  • Involve your children and have their class sponsor a shelter

HELP A RESCUE
  • Foster
  • Donate towels, blankets, and dog beds

  • Donate toys

  • Donate food or treats

  • Donate money

  • Donate a crate or x-pen

  • Donate a leash, collar, or harness

  • Volunteer to walk the dogs

  • Volunteer to drive an animal to and from appointments or the shelter

  • Help at an adoption event

  • Donate a gift certificate to a pet store

  • Donate a raffle item for fundraisers or auctions

  • Donate a canine first aid kit

  • Pay the boarding fees for an animal

  • Be a part-time foster to give the full-time fosters a break

  • Bake homemade dog treats for the dogs in foster care

  • Volunteer to conduct home checks for potential adopters

  • Have a yard sale and donate the proceeds to a rescue

  • Encourage your veterinarian to provide discounted rates to rescue groups

  • Help organize fundraising events

  • Pay for grooming appointments

  • Create a website or newsletter for the rescue

  • Solicit donations from local businesses

  • Make a bequest in your will or trust to the rescue

  • Donate a vehicle

  • Donate your professional services

  • Volunteer to fly a rescue dog or cat to another state

  • Hang flyers for upcoming events
  • Donate "Adopt Me" vests and bandanas
  • Network photos and events on social media
  • Donate Wish List items
  • Volunteer to write a grant proposal
  • Ask that monetary gifts for holidays be donated in your honor to the rescue
  • Sponsor a dog or cat for a month
  • Host a party and ask your guests to bring items to donate to the rescue


Ways that you can help the animals

GENERAL WAYS TO HELP
  • Educate your friends and acquaintances about animal over-population

  • Encourage adoption and discourage breeding or purchasing from a pet store

  • Promote the importance and necessity of spay and neuter

  • Use friendly traps to catch feral cats to spay and release

  • Write a column or blog about the plight of homeless animals

  • Make arrangements for your own personal animal(s) in the event that you are ever unable to care for them