Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities abound!

In addition to 3x-daily (365 days per year) “hands-on” interaction with the dogs at our shelter (809 Rockford Rd SW) there are many other ways to help:

  • Act as a shelter guardian: No dog walking, but still caring for the dogs while others are out walking. Cleaning kennels, getting food/water/meds ready, laundry, sweep/mop areas and provide extra outside or play time for the dogs.
  • Provide temporary (foster) care: Fill out our foster/adoption application and when we bring a dog into our care that fits your needs and home life, we’ll be in touch!
  • Help with a fundraising event (prep, attend, or re-stock afterwards): We have tons of fun in person fundraising events and are always looking for people to help.
  • Take photos and videos for website and social media posts.
  • Solicit businesses for in-kind donations for raffle baskets and fundraisers.
  • Redeem bottles and cans (that have been collected at the shelter)
  • Donate a tote of your gently used stuff to Dogs Forever’s Stuff Etc. account
  • Perform grounds maintenance (pull weeds, mow grass, shovel sidewalk)

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Questionnaire.

Dogs Forever is an all-volunteer-run tax-exempt charitable 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  We receive no federal, state or local funds.  Donations provide for dog food & treats, vaccines & preventatives, vet care & meds, as well as rent & utilities.