Staff Our Adoption Stand

Our adoption stand is a great way to connect with fellow Richmond animal lovers and spend some time with our dogs.

Great volunteers for this are:

  • Able to interact with the public in a positive way while attending to the dogs’ needs and safety
  • Flexible and willing to handle different types of dogs
  • On time, since we have such a limited time to show the dogs out in public

Typical duties include:

  • Transporting dogs and equipment to and from the stand
  • Setting up and breaking down crates, tents, and other gear needed to show and contain the available dogs
  • Attending to the dogs’ needs and safety
  • Answering questions about the dogs and the adoption process
  • Soliciting donations

Check out our home page for information on our next adoption stand.

Volunteer at a Fundraising Event

Held a couple of times a year, our fundraising events include events such as art shows, receptions, and silent auctions.  Our fundraising events are a vital way for us to raise the funds needed to care for dogs in need.

Check out the Events and Updates page for information on our next fundraising event!

Great volunteers for this are:

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Only commit to what they can actually do

Typical duties may include:

  • Accumulating silent auction items throughout the year
  • Envelope stuffing and labeling for invitation and donation request mailings
  • Setting up and breaking down events
  • Supervising food and drink tables at events
  • Working the cash bar at events
  • Handling dogs at events
  • Transporting tables, crates, auction items, dogs, and more
Foster a Dog

Fostering an animal in need is a major commitment, but one of the the most rewarding ways you can help our organization. Volunteers will need to submit the adoption application as a safehouser, including a home visit.

Great volunteers for this have:

  • Patience
  • Ample time to spend with the dog
  • A home well suited for the foster dog

Typical duties include:

  • Caring for a foster dog as if it were your own
  • Working with FURS to make your foster dog as adoptable as possible
  • Ensuring your foster dog gets to the adoption stand regularly