From Foster to Forever!

Volunteer at Grateful Dogs Rescue

Grateful Dogs Rescue is a volunteer run organization. With no staff, we rely on the generosity of time and talent from the San Francisco bay area dog community to help us save the lives of dogs at risk of euthanization at the San Francisco Animal Care and Control shelter. Please apply using the application below or emailing us at

We currently have the need for the volunteers in the following areas:

Foster Homes  |  Boarding Facilities  |    Foster Coordinator  |  Writers  |  PR  |  Database Management  |  Adoption Event Coordinator

Grateful Dogs Rescue is a volunteer run organization. We are always in need of additional volunteers to support the work we do. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact

Current Opportunities

Volunteer Foster Homes

Grateful Dogs Rescue is always in need of new foster homes!  You can make a difference by fostering. The number of dogs we can save is dependent on having a place for them to stay until we can find them a loving forever home. Click here to learn more about fostering.


Grateful Dogs Rescue is looking for part-time occasional bookkeeping support. Familiarity with non-profit accounting desired. 

Graphic Designer

Grateful Dogs Rescue has an ongoing need for graphic design work. Current projects include:

  • Design of an annual holiday card
  • Design of a poster to promote fostering
  • Design fliers for adoption events


Grateful Dogs Rescue needs writers to assist with creating compelling descriptions of the dogs that need foster homes or adopter. These postings are for,, Google Adwords, Twitter, Pinterest. We also have a need for writers to develop blog posts.

Adoption Event Coordinator

This role requires the coordination of adoption events with event hosts as well as communicating with foster families to determine attendance and liaison with GDR to arrange for event booth components and collateral.

Volunteer Application