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Ruff Tales Rescue is ALWAYS looking for volunteers! We are an entirely volunteer-run organization, and everything we are able to accomplish is thanks to the devotion and unwavering support of our volunteers.


There are so many ways to support Ruff Tales Rescue through volunteering, and the time commitment is up to you. If you have something to offer that you don't see below, let us know how you can help!



We receive adoption and foster applications daily. We are always looking for more volunteers to help process these applications. The process includes calling 2 personal references, their vet if they have pets or have had pets in the past 10 years, and the landlord if they rent/condo association if they own a condo. We provide a processing form with a list of questions to ask and a guide to answer any questions you may have. This is not very time consuming, but it's so very important!


We complete a home visit for each applicant. We provide a form with the things you'll want to address with a potential adopter or foster family. Typically, a home visit takes 15-30 minutes and is a critical part of every adoption and foster process. We are always looking for volunteers in MA, NH, CT and RI.


We are always looking for innovative and passionate people to help brainstorm ways to raise money, write grant applications, contact business for donations, and other ways to solicit funding.


We schedule adoption events on a regular basis. Our events rotate between MA, NH & RI; we need volunteers to transport dogs to and from events; dog handlers, and volunteers to take pictures of our dogs at events.



We always need help transporting our pups -- from the quarantine facilities to their foster families, to adoption events where many of our pups meet their forever families, or to their vet appointments! Help is needed all throughout New England. Miles are tax-deductible and you get a chance to hang out with our amazing dogs!


We need volunteers with an eye for design to help us design event promos and flyers, website updates, social media posts, and more! 


Have an eye for photography and love dogs? We always need photographers to donate their time to take pictures at adoption events or to have photo shoots with some of our long-term fosters.


We need volunteers to help us create and post content on a regular basis to advertise our adoptable dogs, upcoming events, and other exciting information about our rescue.

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