Volunteering Guidelines - understanding your volunteering duty
We appreciate EVERYONE involved with Catahoula Rescue of New England! We have a wonderful team and are adding new people to our team every day. We know at times it gets overwhelming and stressful. What we do is not easy but we save the lives of many houlas in need and there are so many dogs out there that would not have had a chance if it wasn’t for us.
Our volunteer guidelines may be longer than most but we want you to be as informed as you can be for all situations. Please read on or download the entire guideline pdf.
"Saving one dog may not change the world but it will make a world of difference for that dog"
- Most importantly LOVE YOUR FOSTER! We may not always know their past but we are responsible for their future and it is up to us to help make them the best possible dog they can be! Please treat this dog as a member of your family which includes play time, taking them on outings and basic training.
- Fosters are responsible to house break and teach the dog basic manners if not already known (IE: sit, stay, leash manners, patience, good food manners)...just think about what you would expect from a dog that is in foster care if you were adopting...
- If you have children: please monitor your foster around your child at ALL times. We do not want our fosters set up for failure.