Volunteer with 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 and other local bay area shelters. 

We are always in need of additional volunteers to support the work we do. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application below.

If you have questions or would like additional information about any of the currently available volunteer opportunities please contact us by email at [email protected].

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

  • Foster Homes
  • Case Managers
  • Foster Coordinator
  • Adoption Event Coordinator
  • Newsletter Editor

Current opportunities

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.

Case Managers

If you can’t foster but have good dog and organizational skills, consider being a case manager.  Our case managers support our foster parents through the process from when they bring their foster dog home until their dog is adopted. Click here to learn more about case managing.  To start, new case managers will co-case manage with an experienced case manager.

Foster Coordinator

Assist in screening foster applications, and helping our dog screeners match dogs in need with foster parents.

Adoption Event Coordinator

Contact foster parents to see if they can attend.  Coordinate rides for dogs that can attend without their foster parent.  Help in event set up and take down.

Newsletter Editor

If you like writing, or have experience creating content, editing our quarterly newsletter could be an excellent fit! You would coordinate the content of our quarterly newsletter by working with other contributors and also writing text yourself. We like to highlight our dogs, our wonderful volunteers, and also share tips for dog parents. 

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