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Helping them is so rewarding..

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The biggest joy in life is watching those that you have helped thrive

OUR DOGS NEED YOU

There are unlimited ways to help our dogs…. We do not want Volunteer cleaners, we have full time staff that we pay to do the cleaning.
The most imprtant thing that our dogs need is YOU!
YOU can help by visiting the center and just spend some time with our dogs, by playing with them, rubbing bellies, giving them a treat you are asisting in the rehabilitation process and is vital to help them succeed in there new home, If YOU have a talent with taking pictures, even with your smart phone, YOU could be the one that takes the picture that someone will see online and will fall in love with the dog that YOU took.
YOU can help even if you cannot visit our center… we need volunteers that can assist us with events and fundraising ideas, YOU like singing? host a kareoke fundraising night, YOU like dancing host a dance fundraising night. Are YOU still in school? Speak to YOUR art teacher and do an abandonded dog awareness drawing competition.
Are YOU famous? become an influncer and promote our cause to your followers, YOU could get many of our dogs adopted.
Are YOU good at social media? join our online team to promote our cause!
There are counteless ways YOU can help and our dogs really need YOU!
YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

SO MANY WAYS TO HELP

Belly rub Volunteers urgently needed!

Training will be provided! 🙂
Did you know that just 15 minutes of quiet petting could have a measurable effect on a dog’s wellbeing? That’s the result of a recent study.
Research has shown the benefit of repeated sessions of human interaction make positive physiological and behavioral changes evident in shelter dogs even after only a single 15-min petting session with an unfamiliar volunteer. As a result of this study it is clear that:
“Yes, 15 min can make a difference” for many shelter dogs when that time includes close interaction with a person petting and speaking to them in a calm manner.

Volunteer to help at Events & Fundraising

Have fun, meet new people while participating in fundraising events.
In order to carry out our work we need to fundraise, we get no government support and our only income is through fundraising and events.
If YOU like singing? host a karaoke fundraising night, If YOU like dancing host a dance fundraising night. Are YOU still in school? Speak to YOUR art teacher and do an abandoned dog awareness drawing competition. Ask YOUR friends for thier used books and Host a book sale.  There are endless ways to help fundraise, if you have an idea just give us a call…

Volunteer as an Influencer

If you are famous or have many followers on social media, then our dogs need YOU! One picture of you and one of our dogs, could mean that several of them would be adopted…
All it would take is 30 mins of your time, but for the dogs you help rehome it is a life time of happiness!

Volunteer as a graphic designer or arts designer

Are you artistic? Do you like to make arts and crafts? Are you a good graphics designer?
You can make things for us to sell at events and christmas bazaars, or you can design our calanders, tshirts, banners, leaflets and facebook banners.
We could really use you help! You can help rehome a dog or fundraise with the banner you design for us.

Volunteer as a Dog Trainer

If you are a qualified dog trainer that uses only evidence/science based, force free, positive reinforcement training methods, then you can volunteer to assist us with our “life skills” training program and assesments for all the dogs at our center. You will gain amazing experiance working hands on with rescue dogs, to help them rehabilitate and get prepared for thier 2nd Chance is an rewarding experiance in itself knowing that you assisted a dog to rehabilitate and find a home. Be thier 2nd Chance Volunteer now!

Volunteer as a photographer

Are you good at taking pictures? Even if it is with your phone? Well guess what our dogs look amazing in pictures.
It only takes one good picture to get a dog rehomes, 30 mins of your time could mean a life time of happyness to the dog that will find a forever home from the picture you took

Volunteer to join our online team

Social Media is no doubt the most powerful tool that we use to enable us to find a home for the dogs at our center.
Sharing our dogs on social media is all it takes, you can do this when you have a 5 mins break from a lecture, during your lunch break or every now and again when you check our page.
The next post you share will only take you 5 seconds but could mean a life time of happiness for the dog that gets rehomed as a result of that share
Join our online team!

BENIFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

1. Meet new friends.
You will be surrounded by people who love animals as much as you do, and they might even become your lifelong friends. This widens your social circle and incorporates compassionate people who share your interest in helping animals.
2. Your efforts will help an dog get ready and increase its chances for a new home. 
Dogs coming into our center vary according to their needs. Some may need to be socialized, some may be under weight. Dogs that appear happy and healthy have a higher chance of being adopted, and our rehabilitation center needs your help to achieve this.
3. Boost your mood — and your health.
Volunteering gives us a sense of satisfaction for helping others, can lower stress, make you feel needed and appreciated, increase happiness and so much more. A study reported on in Natural Health magazine in 2007 showed that 95 percent of volunteers surveyed said they gained a “helper’s high” — a feeling of euphoria and energy. Volunteering truly is a feel-good activity, and what better way to spend the day than with cuddly and furry friends?
4. Gain experience.
Whether you’re working the web, grooming or arranging meet-and-greet sessions with potential owners, you are gaining experience in many areas that can have great benefits in other areas of your life. Young adults can become better acquainted with animals, experience a set schedule of responsibilities, and gain a reference for an employment or college application. Working adults may include it on your resume or incorporate our center into their work-related events and charitable causes. Someone who is unemployed can get a boost of self-esteem and confidence by being part of a vital team while looking for work.
5. Trying something new is fun!
A new activity can be exciting and a change of pace for a mundane or repetitive schedule. Why not make that something new be volunteering? You will gain a host of other benefits, and the rush of happiness when a pet you helped gets a new “forever home” is nothing short of amazing.
6. Stay active.
Being a volunteer keeps your mind, body and emotions active and healthy. Sitting at home on weekends in front of a television can get boring and leave many of your talents unused. Volunteering that time instead keeps you thinking, moving and feeling, and can help increase physical mobility. Besides, playing with a puppy sounds much more fun than being a couch potato!
7. Become part of a very important team.
Our Center needs money and people to stay open and you could be that one extra hand that helps another dog get adopted, all it takes is that one photo that you as a volunteer could take and share on social media that gets that dog adopted, or encourages a new person to volunteer.

Other Ways to help..

If you can’t physically visit the center, there are other ways to help. Monetary donations are always appreciated and help cover operating costs. Items are also welcomed too: Blankets, toys and even office supplies are always needed. Share some of our animals up for adoption. Children can also help by organizing a fundraiser or getting their school involved with Animals Welfare Awareness and Assistance.
No matter your age, location or financial situation, there is always something you can do that will HELP benefit a dog in our center.

Want to help?

What are your skills?
Do you have a marketing background? Join our fundraising efforts.
Are you good at public speaking? help us educate and raise awareness.
Are you handy? There are always construction projects around the shelter.
Do you have computer hardware or software skills? Help us with our online marketing.
Do you have another skill that you’d like to share? Fill out the form below to tell us how you can help us.