If you're not ready to commit to adopting an animal, you can still contribute the shelter's mission by volunteering in the shelter or fostering an animal in need of a temporary home!
Want to walk dogs? Cuddle cats? Help the shelter?
We'd love to have you join our dedicated team of volunteers!
Here's how to get involved:
Fostering a shelter pet is a rewarding, unique experience that provides a taste of pet ownership without the long-term commitment.
To foster, you need to:
We're often in need of fosters for:
Think of it as a short-term foster--only better.
Doggie Date allows you to interact with deserving shelter dogs in an environment of your choice. Plan an afternoon, an overnight, a weekend, or even a holiday full of fun, and we’ll hook you up with the perfect canine companion. There’s no cost or commitment, only good times—and potentially, a few kisses—ahead.
In addition to shaking up your routine with a unique experience, Doggie Date offers a host of benefits for all those involved: the dogs, the shelter, and the participants.
Complete an application either at the shelter or online. While it make take up to three business days to process your application, you only need to apply one time. Once approved, you can come to the Shelter, fill us in on your date plans, and meet your match or potential matches. Unless a specific dog has stolen your heart already, we’ll select the dog or dogs for you based on your experience, intended activities, and date length.
We will provide you with the essentials—a collar, leash, and waste bags, plus food and a bowl, if needed. We’ll also provide you with basic instructions and ensure you’re comfortable with your date. Then you will simply sign a liability waiver, show valid identification, and take off. You’ll need to return your date by “curfew”—a clearly-specified time.