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German Shepherd Rescue
Central Texas
(and Mixed Breed Friends)

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Volunteer: Time and Talent


  • Go to the local shelter and see if the dog is the breed the shelter says it is or go with rescue to be a second opinion on the dog.

  • Make a few phone calls.

  • Mail out applications to people who've requested them.

  • Provide local vet clinics with contact information for educational materials on responsible pet ownership.

  • Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs for adoption flyers, etc.

  • Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit.

  • Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue.

  • Volunteer to do rescue in your area.

  • Talk to all your friends about adopting and fostering rescue dogs.

  • Interview vets to encourage them to offer discounts to rescues.

  • Provide post-adoption follow up or support?

  • Volunteer to screen calls for rescue ads ?


  • Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter on dogs on dogs currently looking for homes or ways to help rescue.

  • Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use by the group.

  • Maintain web sites listing/showing dogs available.

  • Help organize and run fundraising events.

  • Help maintain the paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a database.

  • Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action?

  • Lend your artistic talents to your groups newsletter, fundraising ideas, t-shirt designs?

  • Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff about how to identify your breed or provide photos and breed information showing the different types of that breed may come in and the different color combinations.

  • Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a club's fundraising event?

  • Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners by holding a grooming seminar?

  • Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available to answer training questions?

  • Put together an *Owner's Manual* for those who adopt rescued dogs of your breed?

  • Donate your professional services as an accountant or lawyer?

  • Donate other services if you run your own business?

  • Organize a rescued dog picnic or other event to reunite the rescued dogs that have been placed?

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