- Transport a dog?
- Donate a dog bed or
towels or other *bedding* type items?**
- Donate MONEY?
- Donate a Kong? A
nylabone? A hercules?
- Donate a crate?
- Donate an x-pen or
- Donate a food dish or
a stainless bucket for a crate?
- Donate a leash?
- Donate a collar?
- Donate some treats or
a bag of food?
- Donate a halti or
promise collar or a gentle leader?
- Walk a dog?
- Groom a dog?
- Donate some grooming
supplies (shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.)?
- Go to the local
shelter and see if that dog is the breed the shelter says it is or go with
rescue to be a second opinion on the dog?
- Make a few phone
- Mail out applications
to people who’ve requested them?
- Provide local vet
clinics with contact information for educational materials on responsible
- Drive a dog to and
from vet appointments?
- Donate long distance
- Donate the use of your
scanner or digital camera?
- Donate the use of a
- Attend public
education days and try to educate people on responsible pet ownership?
- Donate a gift
certificate to a pet store?
- Donate a raffle item
if your club is holding a fund raiser?
- Donate flea stuff
- Donate heart worm
- Donate a canine first
- Provide a shoulder to
cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed?
- Pay the boarding fees
to board a dog for a week? Two weeks?
- Be a Santi-paws foster
to give the foster a break for a few hours or days?
- Clip coupons for dog
food or treats?
- Bake some homemade
- Make book purchases
through Amazon via a web site that contributes commissions earned to a
- Host rescue photos
with an information link on your website?
- Donate time to take
good photos of foster dogs for adoption flyers, etc.?
- Conduct a home visit
or accompany a rescue person on the home visit?
- Go with rescue person
to the vet to help if there is more than one dog?
- Have a yard sale and
donate the money to rescue?
- Be volunteer to do
rescue in your area?
- Take advantage of a
promotion on the web or store offering a free ID tag and instead of
getting it for your own dog, have the tag inscribed with your Club’s name
and phone # to contact?
- Talk to all your
friends about adopting and fostering rescue dogs?
- Donate vet services or
can you help by donating a spay or neuter each year or some vaccinations?
- Interview vets to
encourage them to offer discounts to rescues?
- Write a column for
your local newspaper or club newsletter on dogs on dogs currently looking
for homes or ways to help rescue?
- Take photos of dogs
available for adoption for use by the Club?
- Maintain web sites
listing/showing dogs available?
- Help organize and run
fund raising events?
- Help maintain the
paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a
- Tattoo a rescued dog?
- Microchip a rescued
- Loan your carpet steam
cleaner to someone who has fostered a dog that was sick or marked in the
- Donate a bottle of
bleach or other cleaning products?
- Donate or loan a
portable dog run to someone who doesn’t have a quarantine area for
quarantining a dog that has an unknown vaccination history and has been in
- Drive the fosters’
children to an activity so that the foster can take the dog to obedience
- Use your video camera
to film a rescue dog in action?
- Pay the cost of taking
a dog to obedience class?
- Be the one to take the
dog to its obedience class?
- Go to the foster home
once a week with your children and dogs to help socialize the dog?
- Help the foster clean
up the yard (yes, we also have to scoop what those foster dogs poop)
- Offer to test the
foster dog with cats?
- Pay for the dog to be
groomed or take the dog to a *Do It Yourself* Grooming Place?
- Bring the foster take
out so the foster doesn’t have to cook dinner?
- Pay a house-cleaning
service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters dogs all the
- Lend your artistic
talents to your club’s newsletter, fund raising ideas, t-shirt designs?
- Donate printer paper,
envelopes and stamps to your club?
- Go with a rescue
person to the vet if a foster dog needs to be euthanized?
- Go to local shelters
and meet with shelter staff about how to identify your breed or provide
photos and breed information showing the different types of that breed may
come in and the different colour combinations?
- Go to local businesses
and solicit donations for a club’s fund raising event?
- Offer to try and help
owners be better pet owners by holding a grooming seminar?
- Help pet owners be
better pet owners by being available to answer training questions?
- Loan a crate if a dog
needs to travel by air?
- Put together an
*Owner’s Manual* for those who adopt rescued dogs of your breed?
- Provide post-adoption
follow up or support?
- Donate a coupon for a
free car wash or gas or inside cleaning of a vehicle?
- Pay for an ad in your
local/metropolitan paper to help place rescue dogs?
- Volunteer to screen
calls for that ad?
- Get some friends
together to build/repair pens for a foster home?
- Microchip your own
pups if you are a breeder, and register the chips, so if your dogs ever
come into rescue, you can be contacted to take responsibility for your
- Donate a small
percentage of the sale of each pup to rescue if you are a breeder?
- Buy two of those
really neat dog-items you "have to have" and donate one to Rescue?
- Make financial
arrangements in your will to cover the cost of caring for your dogs after
you are gone – so Rescue won’t have to?
- Make a bequest in your
will to your local or national Rescue?
- Donate your
professional services as an accountant or lawyer?
- Donate other services
if you run your own business?
- Donate the use of a
vehicle if you own a car dealership?
- Loan your cell phone
(and cover costs for any calls) to someone driving a rescued dog?
- Donate your *used* dog
dryer when you get a new one?
- Let rescue know when
you’ll be flying and that you’d be willing to be a rescued dog’s escort?
- Donate a doggy
- Donate a grid for a
van or other vehicle?
- Organize a rescued dog
picnic or other event to reunite the rescued dogs that have been placed?
- Donate other types of
doggy toys that might be safe for rescued dogs?
- Donate a roll-a-treat
or Buster cube?
- Donate clickers or a
video on clicker training?
- Donate materials for a
quarantine area at a foster’s home?
- Donate sheets of
linoleum or other flooring materials to put under crates to protect the
- Donate an engraving
tool to make ID tags for each of the rescued dogs?
- Remember that rescuing
a dog involves the effort and time of many people and make yourself
available on an emergency basis to do *whatever* is needed?
- Do something not
listed above to help rescue?
**gently-used dog equipment
is always welcomed.
Trinity of Hope Dog Rescue, used with permission