Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Be Intentional Dog Rescue.
The time and attention that our volunteers spend with animals helps to keep the animals well-socialized and better able to present themselves when people come looking for a pet to adopt. This, in turn, helps animals find good homes.
If you are under the age of 16, you must be accompanied by an adult at all times during your volunteer hours.
Volunteers work under the guidance of the Shelter Manager, or the senior staff member on duty. A member of the shelter staff will always be available to assist you should a question or concern arise.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I bring home diseases or infections to my pets?
We encourage all volunteers to keep their own pets up to date on vaccination. Using common sense “infection control,” such as washing your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water, or using hand sanitizer, at the Shelter after handling each animal and before you go home, will help protect you and the animals. Wearing old clothes and removing them on your return home gives an added protection.
Will I get bitten or scratched? There is always the chance, when working with animals, that a scratch or bite may occur. Following our routine procedures for safe handling of animals will help to minimize this possibility. We strongly suggest that you only work with animals you feel completely comfortable with.
Must I commit to a minimum number of monthly hours to be eligible to volunteer at the Shelter? No – We encourage you to work us in your schedule.