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Our Volunteers Make A Difference!

Fetchin’ Retrievers Rescue is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization and we depend on your help to succeed. Whether you have an hour to give once a month, or several hours a week, there are many ways for your contribution to matter. Below are some of the many volunteer opportunities we have.

Transport a dog for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue in Southern California


With our large geographic area (Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties) we often need to move dogs to their new foster home, to the vet or even to a prospective adopter.

Front door to a house that will get a home visit.

Home Visit

Home visit volunteers meet with prospective adopters to answer questions and evaluate the house and yard. Completing a report helps make good placements.

Foster a dog for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue

Foster a Dog

Fostering allows us to place a rescued dog in a home environment and learn as much as possible in order to determine what the dog needs in his or her forever home.

Scout shelters online to find dogs for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue

Shelter Scout

We need volunteers to check area animal shelters to identify retrievers in need. This is usually done online by monitoring “Lost and Found” sections of shelter websites. Building a collaborative working relationship with the shelter staff is crucial.

Help write newsletters for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue


Getting the word out about our rescue is vital. We need volunteers to find ways to market our rescue and/or to write articles for our newsletter.

Fundraising and grant writing for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue

Fundraising and Grant Writing

As a nonprofit supported by donations, FRR needs volunteers that can help us fundraise so we can continue to rescue and re-home our dogs. Can you help organize events, crowd fund, write grants or identify potential private and corporate grants?

Volunteer to walk and socialize dogs for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue

Dog Walking and Socialization

Occasionally we need help walking dogs who are boarded at one of our vets. We may also have litters of puppies that need socialization before adoption.

Administrative Support is needed for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue

Administrative Support

There are plenty of behind-the-scenes jobs that need to be done to keep the rescue running smoothly. These include sending out donation thank you letters, following up with adopters, registering microchips, checking rescue voicemail, database upkeep, etc.

Represent Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue at local community events

Community and Outreach Events

Our local community events and pet fairs are a fun way to get the word out about our rescue. We need volunteers to staff these events, as well as help with set-up and take-down of a booth.

Volunteer for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue to help save homeless dogs

Other Volunteer Needs

Graphic Designer
Web Design/maintenance
Social Media