There are many, many ways you can help MARS. We have volunteer opportunites for all abilities and schedules!
You may be able to only given an hour once in a while. On the other hand, you might want to foster a dog. We have many different things that need to be done to help us in our mission of saving Mini Aussies. If you are new to dog rescue, don't worry, we will train you!
Do you like to use the telephone? We always have a need for reference checkers. Do you love to meet people and talk about dogs? Then conducting home visits might be right for you. Do you have experience in dog training or grooming? You might be able to help a foster provider with training or grooming needs. Do you love road trips? Transporting a dog to a foster home might be something that you'd enjoy.
You might have other skills or talents that you can use to help our Mini Aussies. There are a lot of ways that you can help. You can explore different options by completing an online Volunteer Information Form.
Fostering a Mini Aussie is at the heart of our rescue organization. We do not have a physical facility; instead, we rely on volunteers to take dogs into their homes, work with them, and help bring them to the place where they are adoptable. Some dogs come to us with training. Others have been backyard dogs and have had little contact with people and no training. Every dog is different, and you'll learn new skills in working with dogs that have lost their homes and former owners.
During fostering, MARS will cover the costs of all reasonable and approved supplies associated with a dog's care, including food. MARS also covers all veterinary expenses that have been approved in advance. The foster provider is not responsible for finding a new home for a dog. Your Area Coordinator takes the responsibility for finding and approving all adopters. That frees you up to enjoy the fun and challenge of working and loving a dog that is in need.
You might find yourself falling in love with the dog that you are fostering. If that happens, you may be able to adopt the dog, if there are no other adoptions pending. That's always bittersweet because we know that a dog has found a wonderful forever home, but at the same time we have lost a foster provider for other dogs in need.
If you want more information, you can review the Fostering Guidelines. If you have questions, please contact your Area Coordinator for more information. If you would like to foster a Mini Aussie in need, we will need to get the Foster Home Application from you. Please complete it in its entirety.
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