How to Help Rescue

50+ Ways You Can Help Rescue

  1. Make a few phone calls
  2. Send out applications to potential adopters
  3. Volunteer to do a house check
  4. Volunteer to evaluate an incoming dog
  5. Walk dogs being boarded at local kennels/vet offices
  6. Donate some dog treats
  7. Donate some dog toys
  8. Done some ID tags
  9. Donate some blankets or dog beds
  10. Transport a dog
  11. Make a cash donation
  12. Donate some postage stamps
  13. Donate a crate or exercise pen
  14. Donate a baby gate
  15. Donate grooming supplies
  16. Donate grooming for a dog at the local groomer
  17. Groom a dog
  18. Donate a bag of dog food
  19. Provide local vet offices with information about rescue
  20. Donate a gift certificate to a pet store
  21. Donate a leash, Gentle Leader or strap collar (gently used are welcome)
  22. Donate Heartworm medication
  23. Donate flea prevention medication
  24. Volunteer at local Meet & Greet days to help educate people about adoption and rescue
  25. Volunteer to organize local Meet & Greed days
  26. Volunteer to organize or assist in organization of local fundraisers
  27. Volunteer to run an ad in the local paper for rescue
  28. Donate a raffle item for fundraising
  29. Donate the use of a digital camera or scanner for pictures of dogs
  30. Donate your time to photograph events and available dogs
  31. Donate long distance calling cards
  32. Drive a dog to and from a vet appointment
  33. Provide a shoulder to cry on when the local rescue person is overwhelmed
  34. Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week or two weeks
  35. Host rescue photos with a link to the rescue website on your website
  36. Have a yard sale or bake sale and donate the proceeds to rescue
  37. Talk to all your friends about adopting or fostering rescue dogs
  38. Foster a rescue dog – Do you have what it takes to foster?
  39. Take a rescue dog to obedience classes
  40. Donate vet services or pay for a dog to get its shots or spay/neuter
  41. Write a column for your local newsletter or dog club newsletter about rescue
  42. Microchip a rescue dog
  43. Tattoo a rescue dog
  44. Loan your carpet steam cleaner to a foster home
  45. Donate food stands and food bowls
  46. Donate dog related cleaning products
  47. Use your video camera to video a rescue dog in action
  48. Pay for a spring house-cleaning for someone that fosters dogs all the time
  49. Lend your artistic talents to rescue for newsletters, tee shirt designs, fundraising ideas
  50. Visit a local kennel that is boarding rescue dogs or a foster home once a week to socialize an orphan
  51. Donate printer paper to rescue
  52. Donate envelopes to rescue
  53. Go with a rescue person to the vet if a dog needs to be euthanized
  54. Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff about rescue
  55. Go to local businesses and solicit donations for upcoming fundraisers
  56. Hold a car wash and donate the proceeds to rescue
  57. Write letters to solicit donations for rescue
  58. Provide post adoption support and follow-up
  59. Donate a coupon for a free car wash or interior cleaning of a fosters car
  60. Load a crate to a foster home
  61. Help pet owners be better pet owners by providing tips on training
  62. Contact local obedience instructors and ask about discount classes for rescue dogs
  63. Offer to test an orphan dog with cats

Feel free to contact MAGDRL with more ideas to be added to this list.