Ways to Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we can never have too many! Volunteering with HFG is easy, flexible and essential to helping these loveable pets. These are some of the ways you can help save lives:

  • Adoption Counseling: Help review applications of potential adopters to find a good match with the pet and the home. We have openings at our PetSmart locations and off-site adoption events.
  • Fundraising: Organize fund raisers; assist with our web-based fund raising program; collect donation boxes from retail locations.
  • Marketing: Help generate awareness for HFG through volunteer and donor communications: press releases; blogging and social networking.
  • Animal Care & Socializing: Our animals always need walking, petting and playing. You can also help care for and love our animals.
  • Transportation: Give a ride to one or two of our animals to and from an adoption event
  • Foster: Many of our animals need a temporary home. It could be because we have limited capacity in our kennels or because an injured animal may need time to recover and would improve much faster in a home environment rather than a kennel. Sometimes kittens without mommies need to be bottle fed on a regular basis-something that is difficult to do in a shelter. Whatever the reason, the love and care you provide as a foster is extremely rewarding and is an experience that will not be forgotten.
  • Donate: In short, the more money we have the more animals we can save. However, if money is tight, that isn't the only thing we need. We are always looking for: clean towels and blankets; pet food; gently used toys; newspaper and plastic bags. All donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Grant Responses: There are many grants available to provide funding for not-for-profit groups. We need help finding the ones we are eligible for, writing responses for the applications, and tracking the status. and due dates This is a great way to contribute from home.