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Become one of our Volunteers.

  1. Foster a Dog
  2. Adopt a dog
  3. Transport a dog
  4. Donate a dog bed, towels or other bedding
  5. Donate MONEY
  6. Donate a Kong - a Nylabone - a Hercules - a Buster cube
  7. Donate a crate
  8. Donate an exercise pen or baby gates
  9. Donate a food dish or a stainless bucket for a crate
  10. Donate a leash
  11. Donate a collar
  12. Donate some treats or a bag of food
  13. Donate a Halti or Promise collar
  14. Walk a dog
  15. Groom a dog
  16. Donate some grooming supplies (shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.)
  17. Go to the local shelter and see if that Big White dog is a Pyr (or Kuvasz, or Saint, or whatever) or go with rescue to be a second opinion on the dog
  18. Make a few phone calls
  19. Mail out applications to people who've requested them
  20. Provide local vet clinics with contact information for educational materials on Pyrs
  21. Drive a dog to and from vet appointments
  22. Donate long distance calling cards
  23. Attend public education days and try to educate people on responsible pet ownership
  24. Donate a gift certificate to a pet store
  25. Donate a raffle item if your club is holding a fund raiser
  26. Donate flea stuff (Advantage, etc.)
  27. Donate heart-worm pills
  28. Donate a first aid kit
  29. Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed
  30. Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week or two
  31. Be a Santi-paws foster to give the foster a break for a few hours or days.
  32. Clip coupons for dog food or treats.
  33. Bake some homemade doggie biscuits.
  34. Offer use of your computer to print forms
  35. Host rescue photos with an information link on your website
  36. Donate time to take good photos of foster Pyrs for adoption flyers, etc.
  37. Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit
  38. Go with rescue person to the vet to help if there is more than one dog
  39. Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue
  40. Be volunteer to do rescue in your area.
  41. Take advantage of a promotion on the web or store offering a free ID tag and instead of getting it for your own dog, have the tag inscribed with your Club's name and phone # to contact This makes a reusable ID tag for dogs while in foster care.
  42. Talk to all your friends about adopting and fostering rescue dogs
  43. Donate vet services or a spay or neuter each year or some vaccinations
  44. Interview vets to encourage them to offer discounts to rescues
  45. Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter on dogs currently looking for homes or ways to help rescue
  46. Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use by the Club
  47. Maintain web sites listing/showing dogs available
  48. Help organize and run fundraising events
  49. Help maintain the paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a database
  50. Tattoo a rescued dog
  51. Microchip a rescued dog
  52. Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who has fostered a dog that was sick or marked in the house
  53. Donate a bottle of bleach or other cleaning products
  54. Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone who doesn't have an area for quarantining a dog that has an unknown vaccination history and has been in a shelter
  55. Drive the fosters' children to an activity so that the foster can take the dog to obedience class
  56. Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action
  57. Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class
  58. Be the one to take the dog to its obedience class
  59. Go to the foster home once a week with your children and dogs to help socialize the dog
  60. Help the foster clean up the yard (yes, we also have to scoop what those foster dogs poop)
  61. Offer to test the foster dog with cats
  62. If you have livestock, offer to test the foster dog around the livestock.
  63. Pay for the dog to be groomed or take the dog to a "Do It Yourself" Grooming Place
  64. Bring the foster take-out so the foster doesn't have to cook dinner
  65. Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters dogs all the time
  66. Lend your artistic talents to your club's newsletter, fundraising ideas, t-shirt designs
  67. Donate printer paper, envelopes and stamps to your rescue group
  68. Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog needs to be euthanized
  69. Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff about how to identify a Pyr.
  70. Provide a shelter with breed information showing the different types of Pyrs and the different color combinations
  71. Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a club's fundraising event
  72. Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners by holding a grooming seminar
  73. Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available to answer training questions
  74. Donate or loan a crate if a dog needs to travel by air
  75. Put together a *Pyr Owner's Manual* for those who adopt rescued Pyrs
  76. Provide post-adoption follow up or support
  77. Do a pre-placement home inspection for a potential adopter
  78. Pay for an ad in your local/metropolitan paper to help place rescue dogs.
  79. Volunteer to screen calls for that ad. (What? A Pyr is a big dog? I didn't know.)
  80. When you buy your own dog food, buy an extra bag for a foster home.
  81. Get some friends together to build/repair pens for a foster home.
  82. If you are a breeder, spay/neuter all pet and LGD pups before they leave you. That way, their offspring won't become a rescue problem.
  83. Microchip your own pups, and register the chips, so if your dogs ever come into rescue, you can be contacted to take responsibility for your pup
  84. Donate a small percentage of the sale of each pup to rescue.
  85. Save clean, groomed-out undercoat for that member who is a spinner and wants to make a hand-spun, woven item for fund-raising.
  86. If your Rescue has an annual raffle, auction or other fund-raiser, when you see a really neat dog-item you "have to have" - buy two, and donate one to Rescue.
  87. Make financial arrangements in your will to cover the cost of caring for your dogs after you are gone - so Rescue won't have to.
  88. Make a bequest in your will to your local Rescue.
  89. Volunteer to pet sit so the foster can take time off
  90. Volunteer to take a foster dog or rescue dog to local pet stores and "adopt" days to educate the public about the breed
  91. Offer to pet-sit or feed for a weekend so the foster family can get away for a holiday.
  92. Donate a computer
  93. Donate the use of your scanner or digital camera
  94. Donate the use of a photocopier
  95. Donate a fax machine
  96. Donate a color printer
  97. Donate printer cartridges
  98. Donate a box of printer paper
  99. Use your graphic skills to produce flyers and information pamphlets
  100. Think of other ways to help Rescue, the dogs and your Rescue Representatives