BOSTON TERRIER RESCUE OF NORTH CAROLINA

HELPING BOSTONS IN MD, VA, NC, SC, GA

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. This license is not an endorsement by the State.

Volunteer Opportunity

Boston Terrier Rescue of North Carolina would like to hear from you if you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in Greensboro, NC. We are a strictly non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to rescuing primarily purebred Boston terriers and secondarily Boston terrier mixes. Volunteers are devoted to the health, wellbeing, and future of each dog. Below is a list of all the aspects involved in rescuing these animals. We can use assistance in any or all of these areas.

Foster Care

We cannot operate without foster homes. The fewer foster homes available, the fewer dogs we can save. Foster families agree to accept a dog into their home as one of their own, take it to the vet for any needed medical treatments (with the cost paid for by us), nurture the dog, and get to know the dog well enough so that we can write an accurate bio for the dog.

You will determine, to the best of your ability, whether the dog does well with other dogs, cats, children, and adults. You’ll report the dog’s quirks, likes, dislikes, and anything else someone would want to know about one of our dogs before choosing to adopt it. If this is something you are interested in, please don’t hesitate to submit an application. We pay all veterinary expenses for each of our foster dogs.

For specific questions about becoming a foster volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at fosterbtrnc@gmail.com.

Transport

When a dog comes to the rescue, we must arrange to transport it to the designated foster home. We also help transport dogs to their new forever homes. We are always in need of individuals who can help with transport.

Home Visits

We need volunteers who will do home visits in their areas. A home visit involves going to an applicant’s home to meet the family after their application has been successfully processed. We are verifying that what the application has told us about themselves, their home/yard, and their lifestyle are true. We also want to meet existing pets to give us a better idea about which of our Bostons would do well in that home.

Fundraisers

Because we are a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us accomplish our mission of rescuing Boston terriers. If you are creative, crafty, or don’t mind lending a hand to help out, we could use you in the area of fundraising! Volunteers organize fundraising events, search out new fundraising opportunities, set up information booths, and help to staff events where we are represented. The possibilities are endless!

We are always looking for individuals with skills and experience in grant writing, financial/tax management, graphic design, web design, marketing, etc. If you have a skill that might be useful to the rescue, let us know!

Questions about volunteer opportunities can be emailed to our Volunteer Coordinator, at fosterbtrnc@gmail.com.

If you would like to volunteer with us, please submit the New Volunteer/Foster Home application.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE CONSIDERED AS A FOSTER HOME, PLEASE SKIP THE REMAINING SECTIONS OF THIS APPLICATION. YOU MAY ADVANCE TO THE END OF THIS FORM, SIGN AND SUBMIT IT.

BTRNC requires foster homes to have all of their own pets spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations. We understand there are certain circumstances which preclude vaccinations or surgeries. If you have a pet with unusual circumstances that cannot be spayed/neutered or vaccinated for special reasons but still want to foster, please talk to the Volunteer Coordinator. We will require a letter from your veterinarian submitted to BTRNC explaining the circumstances. Even then, we may not be able to place a particular foster dog in your home because of the risk of pregnancy, disease, etc.

Unless otherwise specified as a condition of the foster contract, BTRNC requires that foster homes maintain custody of the assigned foster dog until the adoption is effected. Foster homes must be aware that there is no pre-designated time frame or duration associated with fostering. Your foster dog may remain with you in your home for weeks, 6 months, or even over 1 year. Please be prepared to make this potentially lengthy commitment.
The following questions will help determine the best placement for each dog in our foster program.

Ask about our opportunities to help Boston terriers in need.

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