Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things that you can do for yourself and the dogs.
There are multiple ways to volunteer:
Spend time with the dogs
We have a very small staff that works almost 24/7 caring for the dogs. Although we know each dog personally, we cannot possibly spend enough time with each one of them. This is where volunteers come in. You can provide a valuable service by playing with, walking, or just cuddling one or more of the dogs. We will match you with one or more dogs and let you enjoy the day. This is also a great way to find your next companion!
Assist with Rescue Ranch repairs/maintenance
For those of you that don't necessarily want to be up close and personal with the dogs, there are plenty of things to do around the Rescue Ranch! You can help clean the kennel. You can help with laundry. You can help refill water buckets. If you're into more physical activities, we can always use help mowing, raking, or repairing fences. We have something for everyone!
Assist at adoption events
We hold adoption events at the Lake Worth and West Frisco PetSmart on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month, respectively. We also attend various special events throughout the year. We always need help before, during, and after these events. You can help bathe dogs the day before events, set up events, walk dogs during events, and load up after events.
Assist with enrichment programs
TIRR Rescue is proud to offer our first enrichment program. Once Thursday per month, we take a senior dog (or two, depending on how many volunteers are available) to Governor's Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living. This provides an opportunity for our senior dogs to get out, since many of them now consider adoption events too stressful. This also provides therapy for the senior citizens living at Governor's Ridge. The more volunteers we have, the more dogs we can take! Hint, hint: this would look great on a college resume...