Become a Volunteer
We are always in need of volunteers. Our team of dedicated volunteers helps with washing dogs, yard work, cleaning kennels, dog transport, events, fundraising, grant writing and more. See the entire list on our volunteer application.
Become a Foster
When you foster, you bring one of our dogs to your home to care for as you would your own. We provide a crate and food and pay for all medical expenses. You provide a loving home until the dog finds their forever home. You’ll help us to showcase your foster by providing insight to their personalities and behavior in a home environment and photos of them to share with potential adopters that we can share on our website, Facebook and adoption sites like Petfinder. Your efforts help House of Hope make successful matches with our dogs and the best possible forever home we can find for them. These are wonderful family dogs that have no home through no fault of their own. Without fosters, we can’t save lives.
Think of how good you would feel seeing your foster dog getting placed in their forever home, knowing that you made that happen! Because of you, that dog got the second chance they deserved.
Hear what our current fosters have to say:
So many people say, “I just couldn’t foster. I would keep them all,” or “How can you let them go? Don’t you get attached?”
The alternative is that a dog is killed because no one stepped up. Nearly 8 million shelter animals are senselessly murdered every year. They are dying because they have nowhere to go. Their only crime is that they got a bad human. I feel like I can justify “letting one go” for this reason and I am hoping you will be able to as well.
When I started out fostering I shed plenty of tears—I still do—but we made a difference to that lonely dog and that loving family. At the end of the day that is what really matters, isn’t it? Here is your chance to make that difference. I promise you, you will never regret it.
When people ask me how I can let them all go, I tell them I look at it like I’m dog sitting. They’re with me for a short period of time, and I give them love and attention and care for them, but when their adopters come for them, and we take that Gotcha Day photo, I know I’ve done right by them, and now I have room for the next one.
Questions or Comments?
If you have any additional comments, please contact us today and a member of our team will be with you in the next few days.