Is philanthropy or volunteerism on your list of New Year's resolutions? If so, ring in 2010 by helping BTRA. Many in our area diligently strive year-round to save and rehome at-risk or abandoned Boston Terriers. Each volunteer's needs vary, including opportunities that range from one time to ongoing. Many Boston Terriers surrendered to a shelter have zero to a few days before euthanasia. BTRA can rescue as many Boston Terriers as it has foster homes. If you volunteer your home and family for this temporary duty, BTRA will cover all veterinary expenses. Plus, foster families are under no time obligation. Volunteer for a week or a year. Your selection can range from a pregnant mama dog or puppies to a senior Boston Terrier with special needs. These Boston Terriers just require a happy place to call Temporary Home until their Forever Home can be found.Supplies
Always on the wish list are such items as:
- dry and canned dog food
- heartworm and flea medications
- dog beds and bedding items (towels, blankets, etc.)
- crates and carriers
- chew toys
- collars and leashes
- 13- and 45-gallon trash bags
- letter-size printer paper
- postage stamps
- laundry detergent
- fabric softner sheets
- liquid dish soap
- anti-bacterial hand soap
- waterless hand cleaner
- paper towels
Please email us for the nearest drop-off location.
Transporting a dog(s) entails picking up a dog(s) from a driver in one town and then driving anywhere from 50 to a 100 miles to another town (depending on what the transport request indicates). You will then meet another driver who will then in turn do the same. Once you have transferred the dog(s) to the other driver, you are required to call the transport coordinator and check in as all transports are monitored. Once the dog(s) reaches its destination, an email will be sent to all involved to thank them and let them know that the dog(s) is safe and sound.
There is nothing virtual about this process. Our Home Visit teams do exactly that: they physically visit the home of the individual or family before the adoption process is completed. This ensures that the home is a safe, stable, and loving environment, and that their new pet will be accepted as a permanent family member. BTRA provides each Home Visit team with a training session and a Home Visit checklist in preparation for this critical volunteer task.