Volunteer for Rocket Dog Rescue
As an all-volunteer organization, Rocket Dog Rescue is truly the definition of grassroots activism. We depend completely on caring members of the community to achieve our goal of saving animals at the speed of light.
YOUR involvement is the key to our ongoing success. You can help fulfill Rocket Dog Rescue’s mission of a truly no-kill community for homeless and abandoned dogs in the bay area.
Join our Volunteer Mailing List to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities!
You could help in any of the following ways:
- Dog Handling
Supervising dogs at adoption events
- People Handing
Supporting a foster dog towards adoption
Providing new foster training, foster liaison-ing
fostering behaviorally or physically challenged dogs
Helping to place a dog in a forever-home
- Event planning
Organizing logistics for fundraisers and special events
- Veterinary Care
Providing care for post-surgical dogs
- Doggie PR
Posting dogs for adoption on various websites, helping other web-related tasks
Helping dogs get to events, etc.
- Rocket Dog Rescue Sanctuary in Oakland
Mobile Adoption Events
Volunteering at RDR events requires the unique ability to work well with both animals and humans while representing Rocket Dog and promoting our dogs at neighborhood mobile adoptions and community outreach events.
Note: Due To Covid-19 all our mobile adoption events have been temporarily cancelled. Once we can return to safely have in person events we will resume volunteer orientations.
Orientations have been cancelled until further notice.
Potential volunteers MUST attend a volunteer orientation which is held the first Sunday of every month at Stonestown Pet Food Express at 12:30 pm (orientation is approximately 30 minutes). No need to register, just show up!
Youth volunteers are welcome!
- 15-17 years old: parent/guardian must sign volunteer form at orientation.
- 14 years and under: parent/guardian must sign volunteer form AND stay on premises of event during volunteer time.
Please read, sign and bring the Volunteer Agreement with you.
The more people who are willing to open their homes and hearts to a Rocket Dog for fostering, the more dogs we can save. It’s that simple. Rocket Dog depends on generous members of the community to let these dogs crash on their couch and to help them adjust to a new life of love, comfort and support. Please help us save more dogs by learning more about Fostering a Dog or email email@example.com
We are always in need of help transporting our Rocket Dogs to vet appointments, grooming, or mobile adoption events.
Note: You must be at least 18 years old, have a valid drivers license, and be able to safely transport dogs in your vehicle. If this is you, contact us to find out more!
As a grassroots organization community support is the backbone to our success. You can represent RDR in your neighborhood or in your workplace by displaying our adoption posters on company bulletin boards, in neighborhood coffee shops, pet stores and community centers.
Contact us and we’d be glad to mail some posters out to you right away.
Got a specialized skill or talent such as accounting, fundraising, grant writing or event planning that you thing would like to share. As an all-volunteer group we are always looking for talented individuals to advise us on an ad hoc basis.