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We could never accomplish what we do without our wonderful volunteers.  Our volunteers graciously foster, transport, bathe, walk, socialize, and provide extra care to our sweet labs. Learn more about volunteering and other ways you can help.  Fortunately, as you can see by the smiles, it’s not only the dogs who benefit.

volunteer basics

How It Works

As a new volunteer, you will begin by helping with Saturday adoptions. We hold adoptions every Saturday, starting at 9:00 A.M. until 1-1:30. Our volunteer opportunities include walking dogs, handling dogs for adoption appointments, socializing dogs, and occasionally bathing dogs. Additional ways to help include transporting dogs or administrative responsibilities, such as vet check phone calls.

Saturdays also provide an opportunity to connect with other volunteers and learn about additional ways to get involved.

We are always looking for foster homes. The foster application is on the website. Once you receive an approval email, the foster team will work with you the entire time you are providing a temporary home for the dog. Fostering is an important, critical bridge between a dog’s arrival and finding a forever home.

As you become more familiar with CLR, there are numerous administrative opportunities depending on your interest and expertise. We can train you to conduct adoption appointments,  record keeping, email responses. There is a definite learning curve but as a team, we are always available to support each other.

Transporting is another very important part of CLR’s operations. Transporters help save the lives of dogs in kill shelters. Dogs are sometimes days or even minutes from being euthanized for space in the shelter. Bringing a dog into rescue provides a giant leap closer to finding their forever home.

Please take a few minutes to review our transport FAQ:

We do require our volunteers to be at least 18 years old to work directly with the dogs.

We are a team of dedicated volunteers who find being part of CLR a very rewarding experience and recognize that our volunteers are the backbone of our success. There are many different opportunities for you to find your own niche, and we look forward to welcoming you to the CLR family.

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