Are you looking for ways to help people and pets in crisis in your community?  Check out our training handbook to learn the basics.  If you want to dive even deeper, join us for a training workshop!

Veterinary Medicine
and the Link

Are you a member of the veterinary medicine community and want to learn how you can help domestic violence survivors and their pets find safety?

Looking For Ways
You Can Help
In Your Community?

There are so many ways you as an individual can get involved in your community and help support your local pet programs. Below are a few of the examples we’ve heard of along the way.

Organize Supply Drives

Organize your child’s classroom or your coworkers to do a supply drive for your local program. Supply drives may include pet food, treat, litter, beds, and even flea and tick medication.

Be sure to reach out to the human services shelter or animal shelter first to see what they need most!

Create a Medical Fund

The pets of people experiencing homelessness and/or domestic violence may not have had access to veterinary care. Medical needs may be basic like vaccinations or spay/neuter services or more complex, like dental care.

Help the pet program meet these needs by setting up a veterinary medical fund. You would be surprised at how impactful those dollars can be!

Create a Pet
Deposit Fund

Similar to a medical fund, a pet deposit fund could provide assistance to pet parents on their journey of securing long term housing. We all know that pet-friendly housing is a premium, but having access to pet deposits (or even double pet deposits!) can be a huge help for pet parents.

Also talk with local rental companies/agencies to get them involved in supporting your local programs!

Be a SpokesDog
in your Community!

Knowledge is power!  We are always surprised by how many people tell us, “Wow, I never really thought about it!”  Educate your community about the Link and the importance of the human-animal bond in helping people and their pets find safety and healing together.

And help us spread the word about the support available to organizations through the DFTP program!

Adopt a family

Consider adopting a family from a local pet program. This could mean supporting a family while in shelter or helping them transition to long term housing by providing supplies, veterinary care or even pet deposit funds.

While maintaining confidentiality is always important, reach out to your local pet programs to see if this is a way you can support them.

Ready to Help Us Build?

Greater Good Charities’ Rescue Rebuild is a volunteer-driven shelter renovation program that started by building at animal shelters in need and then brought those skills to building spaces for pets at domestic violence and homeless shelters.  No matter your skill level, we will train you and put you to work!

Do you want to be part of the change that will help people and pets?  Check out our Upcoming Builds and sign up to join us on a build!

Due to COVID, we are currently not taking volunteers out to build with us. That WILL BE CHANGING SOON! Sign up for our Master Volunteer list, and we will keep you notified of ALL volunteer opportunities when we are back to building soon!

Interested in becoming a RedRover Responders volunteer?

Learn more about our RedRover Responders volunteer team!

We are an emergency safety net for animals, offering shelter and care when and where they need it most. With the help of more than 4,000 volunteers, we provide vital emergency sheltering assistance for animals displaced by natural disasters and rescued from other crises, such as puppy mills and hoarding situations. And we support the Greater Good Charities’ Rescue Rebuild team when we can!


“My time spent volunteering with RedRover and Rescue Rebuild was truly a one of a kind experience. It was rewarding to be able to do something that has such a profound impact in the lives of both humans and animals in need.”

“There is something unique about the unconditional love, commitment and support of a pet. It’s the grounding base that sometimes doesn’t exist elsewhere in our world. If I can help my fellow humans connect with an animal or keep their pet along the way, well then I have really hit the jackpot.”

“When I started volunteering with RedRover and Rescue Rebuild, I expected that I would be making a difference for animals and people in need. I did not anticipate all of the amazing people it would bring into my life.”