There are many different ways to get involved with Tails of the City depending on your skills, time available, and interests. Do you have the time to spend with us Saturdays at adoptions? Fantastic! Are you busy on the weekends but have a few hours during the week to spare? Wonderful. Here is a list of just some of the ways you can become involved with Tails. If you don’t see something listed but want to share your skill or idea, email us and let us know. We’re all ears!
Every Saturday 1-4pm, we hold our adoptions at PETCO on Beverly Blvd (one block west of Crescent Heights). We need volunteers (18+ years or with written parental consent) to fill the following shifts:
Set Up (11:15am-1:00pm) We need help unloading the van and setting up dog cages and pens. Our dogs start arriving about 12:30 and we need people to take them for walks and spend a little one-on-one time with them.
Walking and Talking (1pm-4pm) Once we are set up, we need volunteers to talk to our potential adopters about our animals and the adoption process. We also need dog walkers to take walks with potential adopters and to ensure that the dogs have potty breaks!
Tear Down (3:45pm-5:15pm) What goes up must come down! All the crates, cages and supplies must be broken down and loaded back into the van for the next week.
Not sure you’re ready to adopt? How about fostering? We’re ALWAYS in desperate need of loving foster homes – especially during the holiday season. For every foster home that we have, we’re able to save another life or two. And getting a dog into a home — even a temporary one — is the best way to prepare him or her for life in their future forever home!
All aboard! Tails is always in need of drivers to transport our dogs and cats. Our transportation needs vary but might include picking up a dog from a shelter, taking an animal to a vet visit, dropping off a dog to its new home, or picking up animals to bring to adoptions. If you have a flexible schedule and don’t mind a little dog hair in the back seat we’d love your help!
Have an eye for composition? Tails is in need of photographers and videographers who have that magic touch needed when capturing a subject who wants to pay attention to anything but you! A picture can say a thousand words and we want all those words to be “Adopt ME!” Having a video link of one of our pit bulls playing or giving kisses will leave a much better impression than a still photo that doesn’t say much about the dog’s personality.
Tails is funded 100% by donations from animal lovers like yourself. We are looking for volunteers to help. Please email us for information on how you can get involved.
Tails of the City could use your help updating our website and Adoptapet.com and Petfinder pages. Let us know if you can spend a couple hours a week writing doggie descriptions and uploading video footage/pictures to our website. We are also launching Twitter and Instagram for Tails, which is very exciting! Help us spread the word in tweets and images.
Please reach out to learn more about any of these opportunities.