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Find answers to common questions about our services, adoptions, and more.

General Questions

If you have any questions about volunteering, fostering, or fundraising please reach out to our Social Outreach Coordinator at hsrc.volunteer@gmail.com

Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer. If a volunteer is under the age of 18, they much be accompanied by an adult. Minors may walk with an adult and a dog, but they cannot hold the leash.

In order to volunteer, all you need to do is fill out a waiver. You can do this by visiting the shelter at any time during regular business hours.

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Volunteers are welcome any time during regular business hours. We do not require a set schedule, or minimum number of hours per week. We welcome volunteers to come help whenever they are able.

Our volunteers help us socialize animals! You can either hang out in the cat room to your hearts content or take out one of our dogs. Our volunteer coordinator can point out those that may need some extra love and attention.

Volunteers are encourages to pet and play with all of the cats. Some are free roaming, while others are in towers. We often get shy cats who just need a little help coming out of their shell.

We are lucky enough to have a walking trail and play yards for our dog people. All of our dogs greatly appreciate the extra attention and yard time.

No matter what you decide to do, we always need pictures of the animals we have available for adoption! We really appreciate volunteers taking photos and videos while they are here and ask that they forward them to our volunteer coordinator at hsrc.volunteer@gmail.com

Foster Questions

Fostering saves lives! Some animals that come through our doors don’t handle the stress of shelter life well. Foster families play a huge part helping sick or stressed animals heal. We have both short term and long term foster options available.

Fostering provides temporary homes for animals that may not thrive in a shelter environment. It helps sick or stressed animals heal and protects vulnerable animals from disease.

Foster families provide love and care, update the foster coordinator with pictures and behavioral information, and transport the animal to/from veterinary appointments and adoption events. HSRC provides all necessary supplies and medical care.

We offer both short-term and long-term fostering. Short-term fostering lasts from a few days to a week or two, often for animals recovering from surgery. Long-term fostering continues until the animal is adopted.

Our volunteers help us socialize animals! You can either hang out in the cat room to your hearts content or take out one of our dogs. Our volunteer coordinator can point out those that may need some extra love and attention.

Volunteers are encourages to pet and play with all of the cats. Some are free roaming, while others are in towers. We often get shy cats who just need a little help coming out of their shell.

We are lucky enough to have a walking trail and play yards for our dog people. All of our dogs greatly appreciate the extra attention and yard time.

No matter what you decide to do, we always need pictures of the animals we have available for adoption! We really appreciate volunteers taking photos and videos while they are here and ask that they forward them to our volunteer coordinator at hsrc.volunteer@gmail.com

HSRC covers all costs of supplies and medical care for foster animals.

To get started, contact our foster coordinator at hsrc.volunteer@gmail.com or fill out the application form here.

For more information, please reach out to our foster coordinator at hsrc.volunteer@gmail.com.

Foster Information

Fostering saves lives! Some animals that come through our doors don’t handle the stress of shelter life well. Some are ill and in need of extra medical care, and others are vulnerable to disease due to age. These animals often don`t thrive in situations like this. Foster families play a huge part helping sick or stressed animals heal and protecting vulnerable populations from disease. If you decide to foster for HSRC, your responsibilities will include providing plenty of love and care, possibly updating our foster coordinator with pictures and behavioral information, and transporting the animal to/from veterinary appointments and adoption events as needed. You will receive any supplies that you need, and support from our foster coordinator. HSRC covers the cost of supplies and medical care.

We have both short term and long term foster options available. We are lucky enough to have rescue partners that can take animals when we get too full. Sometimes, we just need a safe, cozy place for an animal to stay while recovering from surgery. These stays can vary from a few days to a week or two. This is what we would consider a “short term” foster. We typically have a specific end date. Long term fosters hang on to the animal until it gets adopted. The amount of time that takes can vary between animals. You can help this process move faster by helping train the animal in your care, marketing the animal on your own social media accounts, and updating our foster coordinator with cute photos and videos to publish to our website and social media pages.

If you have any questions about fostering, please contact our foster coordinator at hsrc.volunteer@gmail.com

If you’d like to get started, please click this link and fill out the application form:

https://www.shelterluv.com/form/other/RCWV/686-foster

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