Become an Animal Shelter Volunteer

A fairly thorough listing of what you can do to help not only animal shelters but at your local rescue groups:  Become an Animal Shelter Volunteer.

A Committed, Supportive Animal Community in Boston

“Dancing with Spheres” sculpture by renowned sculptor David Phillips is now a permanent fixture in the dog play yard at the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston.  Way to go ARL Boston!  To read the full story, click here.

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It is great to see a committed animal community!  Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode is a local animal rescue in El Dorado county.  Animal Outreach has been serving El Dorado county, Sacramento county and beyond, for over 20 years.  Can you help support us?

Animal Outreach needs volunteers in all areas of its operations from adoption counselors and foster parents for dogs and cats to cleaning crew for the shelter.  Call 530.642.2287 or go online to animaloutreach.net to fill out an application.

Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode also needs your financial support to continue its mission of saving the lives of pets in Northern California.  Please join our Strut Your Mutt team (for dogs and cats) or sponsor an existing team member today.  We truly appreciate your support.

Good Customer Service for Animal Rescue Organizations

By Diane Robertson

I reblogged the full customer service article from Maddie’s Fund a little while back.  However, this is such an important subject, I wanted to quote from that article again. 

  • The first step in good customer service is to capitalize on the public’s enthusiasm for adopting by responding right away when initial contact is made.
    • Respond to email within 24 hours
    • Have someone available to answer the phone during business hours.
  • The second step is to make a potential adopter’s experience positive and helpful. Provide the kind of positive experience that helps compel potential adopters to take home a pet.

Warm, friendly, “live” interaction goes a long way to getting adopters in the door – and out the door with a new pet! Organizations that can build and train a welcoming staff and volunteer force that create receptive and responsive relationships with the community will see animals move more quickly through their facility, and word will get out that you have a top-notch operation.

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