Contact us about Volunteering
Lulu’s Rescue is almost entirely a volunteer organization. We depend upon the contributions of volunteers to do our life saving work. No donation of your time is too small, no skill without value. We think if you volunteer once, you'll be hooked in helping to save adoptable dogs and match them with their forever family.
Have you considered volunteering for Lulu’s but didn’t know what you could contribute? Here are just some ways volunteers help Lulu’s:
Taking a dog into your home costs you nothing out of your pocket but is one of the biggest gifts you can give. Lulu's never has enough fosters. See our Become A Foster page for more information.
Use your talent for writing by updating for our website, writing blog posts, crafting available dog profiles, posting on our Facebook page, and/or writing flyers.
Using InDesign or Illustrator, create posters for adoptable pets, upcoming events, or outreach for volunteers.
Keep content fresh and updated on our website by posting content you or someone else has written using the Squarespace platform. Training provided.
Social Media Updates
Our Facebook page has almost 10,000 likes and is our lifeline to potential adopters as well as the Lulu's community. We post about 3 times a day to Facebook and would like to energize our Twitter and Instagram channels to reach even more doggie folks.
Legwork and Networking
The world of rescue relies on networks of people around the country. Do you have connections? Are you good at finding groups and making connections? Can you compose a compelling tweet, text or Facebook entry? Help us effectively and consistently connect in different ways.
Advocacy and Education
While a big part of what Lulu’s does is rescue individual dogs, we know that educating the public (adults and children), our law makers and communities about how to care for their pets, the importance of spaying and neutering and that killing healthy, adoptable dogs is not the answer. Do you like to speak to groups trying to establish outreach programs? We need you to speak on our behalf. Can you write to your congressperson and let them know how you feel and what you expect as a constituent? We need you to advocate for us.
Maintaining our network of adopters, applicants, and events will help us to reach more people and learn from our experiences.
These are just some ideas on how you can make a difference with Lulu’s. Perhaps you have others? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
63 Ways to Help Lulu's
If you think you can help with any of these things, please contact us to get more information!
Make a few phone calls.
Send out applications to potential adopters.
Volunteer to do a house check.
Volunteer to evaluate an incoming dog.
Walk dogs being boarded at local kennels.
Transport a dog.
Make a cash donation.
Groom a dog.
Provide local vet offices with information about rescue.
Volunteer at local Meet and Greet Days to help educate people about adoption and rescue.
Volunteer to organize local Meet and Greet Days.
Volunteer to organize or assist in organization of local fundraisers.
Volunteer to run an ad in the local paper for rescue.
Drive a dog to and from a vet appointment.
Provide a shoulder to cry on when the local rescue person is overwhelmed.
Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week or two.
Host rescue photos with a link to the rescue website on your website.
Have a yard or bake sale and donate the proceeds to Lulu's.
Talk to all your friends about adopting or fostering rescue dogs.
Foster a rescue dog.
Take a rescue dog to obedience classes.
Write a column for your local newsletter or dog club newsletter about rescue.
Microchip a rescue dog.
Loan your carpet steamer
Video a rescue dog in action to post with his/her profile.
Pay for a spring house-cleaning for someone that fosters dogs all the time.
Lend your artistic talents to rescue for newsletters, tee shirt designs, fundraising ideas.
Visit a local kennel that is boarding rescue dogs or a foster home once a week to socialize an orphan.
Go with a rescue person to the vet if a dog needs to be euthanized.
Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff about rescue.
Go to local businesses and solicit donations for upcoming fundraisers.
Hold a car wash and donate the proceeds to rescue.
Write letters to solicit donations for rescue.
Provide post adoption support and follow-up.
Donate a coupon for a free car wash or interior cleaning of a fosters car.
Loan a crate to a foster home.
Help pet owners be better pet owners by providing tips on training.
Contact local obedience instructors and ask about discount classes for rescue dogs.
Offer to test an orphan dog with cats.