We always need volunteers in a number of areas within the rescue. If you are not able to foster, there are many other ways you can volunteer your time to help.
Screening Applications: We need volunteers that can call references for applications we receive of both potential fosters and adopters. This entails calling references, landlords, checking social media sites and setting up home visits. This can be done right from the comfort of your home!
Home Visits: Home visits are are crucial part of the adoption process. We will not allow an animal to be adopted without a home visit and we do not accept photos of someone’s home in lieu of a home visit. A home visit typically takes 15-30 minutes. There is a standard form to be followed while at the home to ensure the pet is going to a home suitable for its needs. We want to make sure that this adoption is a perfect fit for the family and the animal. Whenever possible, we prefer the animal to attend the home visit. When an older animal, it is imperative that the animal be there during the visit. For younger dogs and puppies, it is not required.
Adoption events: We will be hosting adoption events when we start picking up and will need people there for a couple of hours to take applications and talk to people about our animals. Having a positive presence in the community and at the events is crucial to the success of our rescue and the animals that need us.
Donating: We do not pay salaries to any of our volunteers. We are completely volunteer run. Every dollar goes toward the care of the animals. And every adoption fee from one animal goes to pay for the medical expenses of another animal. Please click the Paypal button on the home page and donate. You can donate one time or sign up for recurring monthly donations. Remember – your donations are tax deductible!
Fostering: Fosters are critical to the success of PPAR and the well being of the animals we serve. Each animal that goes into foster opens kennel space for another animal in need, and is often times literally the difference between life and death for that animal. All you need to foster is the ability to offer a stable environment to an animal as it waits for its forever home. Sometimes a foster will be with you for a week or two; sometimes the placement process takes a few months. While fostering might seem daunting at first, it’s important to understand that you are never in it alone. Foster coordinators work to find the dog or cat that best matches your home. We offer ongoing support to all of our fosters and we have someone available 24/7 for emergencies. Along with food and veterinary care, helpful items like crates and toys are supplied. Fosters will be asked to bring their foster to adoption events at least 2 times per month.
Perhaps the most often-asked question about fostering is, “How do you say goodbye to your foster when it’s time?” While some fosters realize that their home is the right match for the animal they are fostering, most discover that the greatest joy comes when their charge finds its forever family. When your foster animal leaves to go to its forever home its always a bittersweet event. But knowing that successful fostering saves the lives of multiple animals and helps complete families makes saying goodbye much more“sweet” than “bitter”.
Please click the “become a foster” tab and complete the application to begin your fostering journey with us!