Volunteer with Ruff Pack


Join Our Foster Program

Thanks for your interest in volunteering! As a foster-based rescue, we are always in need of new foster families!

Fostering means opening your home to a dog while it waits to find the perfect family. Fostering is a great way to learn about a dog if you are interested in adopting yourself, but beyond that, it allows more than one life to be saved. By fostering, you are not only saving the life of your foster dog but also the life of another shelter dog who is able to take the kennel space your foster dog has freed up.


The most common reason people give for not fostering is that "it would be too hard to give them up!" We're not going to lie - sometimes when a foster dog gets adopted, we get a little teary-eyed, but the knowledge that you have helped a dog has a happy ending, and a second chance at life far outweighs a little temporary heartache. 

Ruff Pack covers all the supplies you will need for your foster dog, including food, crate, and vet care. All you have to do is provide the space and love! To get started, download our foster application and email it to foster@ruffpack.org


Other Ways to Help


If you are unable to foster, but still want to get involved, we always need help with ongoing projects! To get more information about current volunteer needs, email info@ruffpack.org


Follow the link below to complete the foster application. 


Follow the orientation link below. The orientation has many useful tips and  important information about fostering.


Submit photos of your home to complete the virtual walk thru. You will need to provide a picture of the front and backyard. Living room and area where your pet will sleep.


Once your application and pictures have been approved a foster coordinator will contact you to discuss your application.