Darbster Rescue sincerely appreciates the dedication and loyalty of our community volunteers. Without you, we could not provide the same level of care and compassion that the animals we shelter so greatly deserve. To help us in our mission to ensure that each animal we rescue receives the best possible environment while they await their forever homes, we seek volunteers in the following areas:
What is a Foster?
A Foster provides a temporary home for kittens and/or dogs, until they are ready for adoption. Fostering an animal requires a more significant commitment than volunteering at the shelter.
How long can I be a Foster?
Fostering can last anywhere from a few days to a few months, depending on the needs of the animal. We always have a need for foster homes throughout the year.
What costs will I be responsible for?
Darbster Kitty will provide you with all of the supplies you will need to care for the foster animal. This includes medications, follow-up veterinary visits, food, litter, bedding, bowls, crates, collars and leashes. Fosters are responsible for transportation to and from the shelter for check-ups and medical care.
What requirements are we looking for?
Fosters must be at least 18 years old or have an adult in the household who will be the primary caregiver. If fostering a dog, all dogs must be kept on a leash or supervised in an enclosed area when outside. Cats and kittens must be kept inside at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Benefits of Volunteering:
Develop new skills while exploring the field of animal care
Meet new people with similar interests
Acquire work experience for future endeavors
Receive support and guidance from professional staff
Essential Capabilities for volunteering include (but are not limited to):
High level of manual dexterity
Use of both hands simultaneously
Ability to tolerate loud noises and unpleasant odors
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to take instruction
Ability to work well with others – staff and volunteers
Interested in Volunteering?
If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details! We are specifically in search of a volunteers at our partner store, the Hooksett Petco!
The goal of the Fear Free Shelter Program is to improve the experiences of animals by educating shelter, rescue, and animal welfare employees and volunteers like you about their emotional needs. Learn more >