Get Involved, Become a Volunteer!
Volunteers are the heart of Saskatoon Dog Rescue!
Did you know that we are run by a volunteer board of directors? In addition to our board, we require tons of volunteers to help us keep things running smoothly. We are looking for responsible, reliable, dog-loving volunteers to assist us with a variety of different jobs.
Check out our volunteer opportunities below.
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Dog sitting One of our most popular dog-related volunteering opportunities... looking after the foster pups when the foster parents are away or busy! If you love dogs, but aren't quite ready to foster or adopt just yet, dog sitting is perfect for you!
Dog transport (within the city) We are always looking for help getting dogs to medical appointments, to daycare, or to fundraising events. If you're looking for some extra company on your daily errands, let us know!
Dog transport (within the province) We often get requests to take in dogs from across Saskatchewan. If you travel across the province frequently, would you consider carpooling with a furry companion?
Other transport Transportation is also sometimes not directly in contact with fosters in care, with medical supply drop off/pick up or supply pick up/drop off.
Fundraising Events Are you a social butterfly? We hold plenty fundraising events throughout the year and could use your help! This includes things like running our Saskatoon Food Truck Wars booth, bottle drives with Sarcan, selling food orders, or tickets to sports games! All of the opportunities will be posted in our Volunteer Facebook group
Bartending If you have experience in basic bartending (no special skills required), bartending at weddings, holiday parties, corporate and private events may be a great place for you! These can be HUGE money makers for our rescue (all the tips for the puppers!). No experience is necessary! All of these opportunities are offered through our exclusive SDR Bartending Facebook group.
Adoption Events To help our furry friends get adopted, we hold various adoption events. If you like people and are looking for an extra puppy fix. this would be a great opportunity for you!
Ready to Apply?
Make sure you’ve reviewed our FAQs below before submitting your application. Please note that an application does not guarantee approval. Please allow up to 5-7 business days for a response.
If you are having any issues submitting your application, please contact us.
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What kind of volunteer opportunities do you have?
Where are you located?
We are a foster-home based rescue, which means we do not have a physical location. We have a network of foster homes to take in foster dogs as well as volunteers who offer ‘extra’ space in their homes to house supplies.
Can I dog sit in the foster’s home?
At this time no, due to COVID-19 we are keeping our dog sitting opportunities as contactless as possible. The volunteer dog sitter will need to look after the foster dog in their own home.
I have kids and they’d love to come volunteer with me, is that okay?
Of course, as long as the event you are looking to volunteer for is kid-friendly! Some volunteer opportunities aren’t suited well for little hands, but there is no harm in asking!
I have my own dog/cat. Can I still dog sit?
Yes! During the dog sitting approval process, we will need proof that your animals are all UTD (up-to-date) on vaccinations and are spayed/neutered if over 6 months of age. Our foster dogs may not be UTD yet while in your care. Dogs that are not UTD on vaccines cannot attend dog parks and/or certain SDR events (leash walks at this time are acceptable).