Dog Rescue Volunteer Opportunities
We’re a 501c-3 non-profit dog rescue based out of West Hollywood. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs from many different SoCal shelters
before they are set to be euthanized and placing them with a foster home until we can find them a forever home.
We do not have a facility where we board our pups, which is why volunteers are such a
vital part of our mission to rescue these death row dogs.
We do require that our volunteers be at least 18 years of age.
All of our adoption events are held at the West Hollywood Petco (508 N. Doheny Dr. 90069) from 1-6pm.
We'll need lots of help with transporting dogs to and from the event, setting up, giving treats
and water to the pups, donations, walking dogs, break down, etc.
If you’re part of a group, the minimum age is 21 years.
Let us know if you're able to attend.
Adoption Event Schedule is as follows*
Saturday February 16th 2019 1-6 PM
Saturday March 2nd 2019 1-6 PM
Saturday March 16th 2019 1-6 PM
Saturday March 30th 2019 1-6 PM
Saturday April 16th 2019 1-6 PM
Petco (West Hollywood)
508 N. Doheny Dr.
*Please note that these dates and locations may change.
While we try very hard to avoid using boarding facilities for our dogs (as we love for them to be in a home environment),
there are times when we need to place one or two dogs in boarding while we
search for and interview a new foster. To give our dog some time outside of the kennel,
we contact you to take he/she out on a walk, hike, or picnic at the park!
We are interested in dozens of dogs throughout Southern California, located at several different shelters.
We cannot place a dog in a foster home without knowing his/her temperament first,
which is why we need volunteers to visit these shelters and “test” out the dog for us.
It’s incredibly vital to saving dogs, especially when we can get volunteers to go to the
further away shelters, as those are typically very high kill. The only requirements are
that you understand dog behavior and own a cell phone that can take high quality videos.
When we receive an adoption application for one of our rescue dogs, we interview
the applicant over the phone. If approved by our director, we schedule a meet and
greet, and if both the dog and the applicant hit it off, we set up a home check
for the applicant. Home checks help us determine if the potential forever
home is a safe and loving environment for our foster dog. If interested,
I can send you a form that walks you through the steps.
Home checks are scheduled based on yours and the applicant's availability.
Do you have a cat? If you’ll allow our rescue dog to come over, on a leash and
muzzled, to be introduced to your cat(s) let us know! Don’t worry; we only seek
out cat tests for the dogs who we think will be good with cats (don’t react to stray cats, zero prey drive, etc).
Knowing if a dog is good with cats or not helps us get the dog adopted more quickly!
Freedom Rides and Transports
We rescue dogs from shelters all over California. As a rescue, we can call a shelter and adopt a dog
over the phone, but they do not transport. Volunteers are always needed to pick up the dog from the shelter.
Some of these shelters are so bad, that if we do not pick up the dog the same day we tell
them we are pulling, the dog will be euthanized. Yes, sometimes the shelters are
far away, but this is the time when you actually get to save a life! Shelters in
SoCal we rescue from are in the Los Angeles Area
(ie San Pedro, Downey, Gardena, Simi Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach), San Diego, and the Inland Empire!
Also, since they can’t drive, our dogs need help getting to adoption events,
vet appointments, meet and greets with potential adopters, and moving to new fosters.
Emergency Volunteers/Stand By’s
This may seem like the least helpful, but actually our stand-by’s always save us & the dogs! We need you!
You give us the days and times you are available and we add you to a list.
Then, if something comes up that day- you will be the first one we call.
This helps us reach out to volunteers with availability that day instead of
calling our entire volunteer list. If there is a day, half a day, or even a
few hours you can volunteer to be placed on a
“call in case of an emergency” list, let us know!
This can be for many different tasks, and almost
always requires some driving.
We try very hard to plan things in advance, but if there is a last minute opportunity to save a life,
get a dog adopted, or a foster emergency, it helps to have a handful of people we reach out to first!
We are in desperate need of standby volunteers!
We Desperately Need Fosters!
We still need long term fosters (30 days or more) and emergency fosters (for a couple nights).
We provide all of the supplies that they need, you just need to provide love and support
for these stressed out shelter dogs. If you are interested in either one please let us know ASAP!
Please join our Ace of Hearts Volunteers group on Facebook
and add this email address to your contacts so we don’t go to spam!
You can give us a call any time at the office
Or send an email to email@example.com
Thank you so much!