FOSTER HOMES NEEDED (always!)
Please consider applying to foster a dog especially a dog that needs a little bit of extra.
Without our supporters and adopters, most of these dogs would live short, difficult lives, each new day a challenge to find enough food to stay alive while trying to avoid people intent on torturing or killing them. The lucky ones are rescued, restored to health and rehabilitated by compassionate individuals who then reach out to rescues in Canada for help finding them loving homes.
All of the dogs are treated for any known injuries and illnesses and are micro-chipped and vaccinated. Any dogs eight months of age or older will also have been spayed or neutered (or identified). Many of them will have a missing limb that had to be amputated to save their lives. When they are ready to travel and a foster or adoptive home has been found for them, they are flown to Vancouver, BC to start their new and much improved lives.
Unless identified, none of the dogs are in BC and still need to be transported here. We do not have a shelter and so try not to bring dogs that do not have an approved home.
HELP WANTED – VOLUNTEERS
Believe it or not, it’s a lot of work trying to help these dogs find homes. Without the help of all of our volunteers, we’d never be able to help as many dogs as we have. Right now, Loved at Last is made up of an amazing 60+ people doing a variety of tasks. Some volunteers spend hours each day after they finish their regular jobs, to review, discuss and process applications. Others are assigned tasks to keep things moving and spend just a bit of their time each day. No matter how much time a volunteer has available to offer, we value what they can do. Not one person is ever paid for their time. Volunteers do need to be dependable and have strong communication skills. They do not need to be strong with computers. The more dependable volunteers that we have, the more dogs that we are able to help. We are always in need of new volunteers to help with various tasks.
HOME VISITS: At present we are most in need of volunteers to perform home visits. In particular we are actively looking for individuals to assist with the Vancouver area.
PHONE INTERVIEWERS: We are also in need of phone interviewers to interview applicants. PI’s follow a script of questions and are sometimes asked to clarify certain answers .
For all new volunteers we ensure that more experienced volunteers are available to support you with training, review of interview & home visit scripts and for all questions along the way. Your level of commitment can be as little as 1-2 phone interviews per week.
ADMINISTRATIVE: These positions depend on the skills available and strong computer skills are required. The ability to take initiative and communicate with a team is essential.
AIRPORT MEET AND GREET: Ideally, this person will live near the airport, will be available during the week for flights arriving mid morning or mid afternoon. Transportation such as a van or a truck is a must with the ability to help transport empty dog crates. This is one of the few positions where volunteers actually get to interact and meet the dogs. All expenses at the airport are reimbursed with receipts.
If any of these volunteer opportunities sound like something you are interested in helping with, please contact email us at email@example.com with what you would like to help with, how much time per day/week you are available, your phone number and email.