Thank you for your interest in being a Rescue Ranch Volunteer! Each dog that is at our facility gets individual attention each day. We simply couldn't operate our facility or provide the level of care for each dog without our faithful volunteers. We have many projects that volunteers can do! Click the drop down menus below to learn more.
How to be a Rescue Ranch Volunteer
- Complete the Volunteer Application
- Sign up for the Volunteer Mailing List and follow the volunteer group on Facebook
- Sign up for your volunteer shift
A typical day at Rescue Ranch.
Staff arrives early in the morning to begin and care for our ranch residents. Breakfast often includes a crock-potted roast prepared the night before and as a topping to their kibble. After the dogs have finished breakfast they are walked to their outside yards, or playgroups. Some of the staff and volunteers spend the morning cleaning and sanitizing kennels inside and out, doing laundry and dishes. For more information on our cleaning practices click Cleaning Protocol.
Once cleaning is done, staff and volunteers walk, work on basic training and play with the dogs. Staff and volunteers also work on pairing dogs and putting together play groups to help the dogs receive the exercise and mental stimulation they need to be healthy. Some staff and volunteers work on data entry, and maintenance while others work on administrative tasks; including answering e-mails and phone calls which is is an all day task.
Once Rescue Ranch opens to the public at noon, staff and volunteers meet and work with potential adopters to find them the right dog for them. By mid-afternoon, dogs are brought back to their inside kennels and begin to settle for the night. Dinner is served and toys for the night are handed out. If its hot out, the dogs might get frozen Kongs or pupcicles too!