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2/18/2020 4:23 PM
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Many people think the only way to help rescue is to foster a dog.  This is not true, there are many ways to help rescue dogs without fostering.  Below is a list compiled by some rescues that are just SOME of the ways that you can help rescue.

If you can…..

  1. Transport a dog
  2. Donate a dog bed or towels or other *bedding* type items... (Gently used dog equipment is always welcome)
  3. Donate MONEY
  4. Donate a Kong.....a Nylabone...a Hercules?
  5. Donate a crate
  6. Donate a x-pen or baby gate
  7. Donate a food dish or a stainless bucket for a crate
  8. Donate a leash
  9. Donate a collar
  10. Donate some treats or a bag of food
  11. Donate a Halti or promise collar or a gentle leader
  12. Walk a dog
  13. Groom a dog
  14. Donate some grooming supplies (shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.)
  15. Donate a lawnmower
  16. Make a few phone calls
  17. Mail out applications to people who've requested them
  18. Provide local vet clinics with contact information for educational materials on responsible pet ownership
  19. Drive a dog to and from vet appointments
  20. Donate long distance calling cards
  21. Donate a scanner or digital camera
  22. Donate a photocopier
  23. Attend public education days and try to educate people on responsible pet ownership
  24. Donate a gift certificate to a pet store
  25. Donate a raffle item if your club is holding a fundraiser
  26. Donate flea stuff (Advantage, etc.)
  27. Donate Heartworm pills
  28. Donate a animal first aid kit
  29. Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed
  30. Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week....Two weeks
  31. Be a Santi-paws foster to give the foster a break for a few hours or days
  32. Clip coupons for dog food or treats
  33. Bake some homemade doggie biscuits
  34. Make purchases through or via a web site that contributes commissions earned to a rescue group
  35. Host rescue photos with an information link on your website
  36. Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs for adoption flyers, etc.
  37. Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit
  38. Go with rescue person to the vet to help if there is more than one dog
  39. Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue
  40. Volunteer to do rescue in your area
  41. Take advantage of a promotion on the web or store offering a free ID tag and instead of getting it for your own dog, have the tag inscribed with your rescue's name and phone number to contact
  42. Talk to all your friends about adopting and fostering rescued dogs
  43. Donate vet services or can you help by donating a spay or neuter each year or some vaccinations
  44. Interview vets to encourage them to offer discounts to rescues
  45. Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter on dogs on dogs currently looking for homes or ways to help rescue
  46. Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use by the rescue groups
  47. Maintain web sites listing/showing dogs available
  48. Help organize and run fundraising events
  49. Help maintain the paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a database
  50. Tattoo a rescued dog
  51. Microchip a rescued dog
  52. Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who has fostered a dog that was sick or marked in the house
  53. Donate a bottle of bleach or other cleaning products
  54. Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone who doesn't have a quarantine area for quarantining a dog that has an unknown vaccination history and has been in a shelter
  55. Drive the fosters' children to an activity so that the foster can take the dog to obedience class
  56. Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action
  57. Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class
  58. Be the one to take the dog to its obedience class
  59. Go to the foster home once a week with your children and dogs to help socialize the dog
  60. Help the foster and rescue organizations clean up the yard (yes, we also have to scoop what those foster/rescued dogs poop)
  61. Offer to test the foster dog with cats
  62. Pay for the dog to be groomed or take the dog to a *Do It Yourself* Grooming Place
  63. Bring the foster take out so the foster doesn't have to cook dinner
  64. Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters/rescues dogs all the time
  65. Lend your artistic talents to your club's newsletter, fundraising ideas, T-shirt designs
  66. Donate printer paper, envelopes and stamps to your club
  67. Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog needs to be euthanized
  68. Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff about how to identify your breed or provide photos and breed information showing the different types of that breed may come in and the different color combinations
  69. Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a club's fundraising event
  70. Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners by holding a grooming seminar
  71. Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available to answer training questions
  72. Loan or donate a crate if a dog needs to travel by air
  73. Put together an *Owner's Manual* for those who adopt rescued dogs of your breed
  74. Provide post-adoption follow up or support
  75. Donate a coupon for a free car wash or gas or inside cleaning of a vehicle
  76. Pay for an ad in your local/metropolitan paper to help place rescue dogs
  77. Volunteer to screen calls for that ad
  78. Get some friends together to build/repair pens for a foster home
  79. Microchip your own pups if you are a breeder, and register the chips, so if your dogs ever come into rescue, you can be contacted to take responsibility for your pup
  80. Donate a small percentage of the sale of each pup to rescue if you are a breeder
  81. Buy two of those really neat dog-items you "have to have" and donate one to Rescue
  82. Make financial arrangements in your will to cover the cost of caring for your dogs after you are gone - so Rescue won't have to
  83. Make a bequest in your will to your local or national Rescue
  84. Donate your professional services as an accountant or lawyer
  85. Donate other services if you run your own business
  86. Donate the use of a vehicle if you own a car dealership
  87. Loan your cell phone (and cover costs for any calls) to s/one driving a rescued dog
  88. Donate your used dog dryer when you get a new one
  89. Let rescue know when you'll be flying and that you'd be willing to be a rescued dog's escort
  90. Do something not listed above to help rescue
  91. Donate a doggy seatbelt
  92. Donate a grid for a van or other vehicle
  93. Organize a rescued dog picnic or other event to reunite the rescued dogs that have been placed
  94. Donate other types of doggy toys that might be safe for rescued dogs
  95. Donate a roll-a-treat or Buster cube
  96. Donate clickers or a video on clicker training
  97. Donate materials for a quarantine area at a foster's home
  98. Donate sheets of linoleum or other flooring materials to put under crates to protect the foster's floor
  99. Donate an engraving tool to make ID tags for each of the rescued dogs
  100. Remember that rescuing a dog involves the effort and time of many people and make yourself available on an emergency basis to do whatever is needed

 **any gently-used dog equipment is always welcomed.