62 Ways to Help K9 Kindness Rescue, Inc.

1. Foster a homeless dog.
2. Transport a dog.
3. Donate a dog bed, blankets or other “bedding” type items.
4. Donate money.
5. Pay on our vet bill.
6. Donate toys such as Kongs, chew toys and other toys?
7. Donate a crate.
8. Donate an X-pen or baby gate.
9. Donate food or water dishes.
10. Donate a leash.
11. Donate a collar.
12. Donate a bag of doggy treats or make some homemade doggy treats!
13. Volunteer to walk a dog for a foster home.
14. Pay to have a dog groomed.
15. Donate brushes, shampoo, combs for grooming.
16. Make a few phone calls.
17. Drive a dog to and from a vet appointment.
18. Donate the use of your scanner or digital camera
19. Donate the use of your photocopier
20. Donate gift certificates from a local pet store.
21. Donate Frontline or Heart Guard for a rescue dog.
22. Donate a canine first aid kit.
23. Provide a shoulder to cry on when a foster parent or other rescue volunteer is overwhelmed.
24. Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week.
25. Take a foster dog to the dog park or to your house to give the foster parent a break.
26. Clip coupons for dog food, treats, etc. for the rescue.
27. Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs for adoption flyers, Petfinder.com listings, etc.
28. Do home visits of potential adopters.
29. Have a yard or garage sale and donate all or a portion of the proceeds to the rescue.
30. Donate ID tags for the dogs while they are in rescue.
31. Talk to all of your friends about adopting and fostering rescue dogs.
32. Sponsor the vetting for a rescue dog.
33. Write a column for the newspaper on dogs or rescue and ways to help rescue.
34. Help with the web site for the rescue.
35. Help with and/or organize fundraising events.
36. Help maintain the paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a database.
37. Make follow up calls for recently adopted dogs.
38. Pay to have a rescue dog microchipped.
39. Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who has fostered a dog.
40. Offer to pay for the rental of the Rug Doctor to clean a foster home’s carpet.
41. Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone who doesn’t have a quarantine area for a dog that has not been vetted yet.
42. Video tape a rescue dog for Petfinder.com.
43. Pay for obedience classes for a rescue dog.
44. Take that rescue dog to the classes and work with the dog.
45. Help a foster home clean up their yard (more dogs mean more to scoop up!)
46. Offer to test the foster dog with cats? With kids?
47. Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters dogs all the time.
48. Lend your artistic talents to the rescue newsletter, fundraising ideas, t-shirt designs, etc.
49. Donate printer paper, stamps, printer cartridges to the rescue.
50. Go to local businesses and solicit donations for the rescue’s fundraising events.
51. Put together an “Owner’s Manual” for those who adopt the rescue dogs.
52. Donate coupons for a free car wash or gas or inside cleaning of a vehicle that has been used to transport dogs for the rescue.
53. Pay for an ad in the newspaper to help place a rescue dog.
54. Volunteer to screen calls for that ad.
55. Make financial arrangements in your Will to cover the cost of caring for your own dogs after you are gone – so rescue won’t have to.
56. Donate your professional services as an accountant or lawyer.
57. Donate the use of a vehicle for transports.
58. Donate other services if you own a business.
59. Loan your cell phone (and cover the costs for any calls) to someone who is transporting a dog.
60. Organize a rescue reunion to reunite rescue dogs that have been placed.
61. Do something not listed already to help the rescue.
62. Remember that rescuing a dog involves the effort and time of many people and make yourself available on an emergency basis to do whatever is needed!