Ruff House Rescue
Kitty Help at Oceanside Petco
Company: Ruff House Rescue
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Location: 2824 Long Beach Road, Petco, Oceanside, NY, 11572
Project Details
Don't Forget to watch the video of PJ and Clove!!

As a volunteer-powered non-profit organization, Ruff House Rescue would not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. The number of dogs and cats we can save depends on the number of volunteers we have helping us. Are you a cat lover? We need some part-time volunteers to spend a little time with our cats/kitties until they find a home. The opportunity is located at Petco Oceanside! You are welcome to come meet the kitties anytime.

Major Responsibilities:
Animal Handling - Petting and brushing
 Animal Therapy - Socializing and bonding with our cats/kitties, giving them love and a comforting lap to lie in, playing and talking to them
 Animal Care - Cleaning their pens and litter box scooping, providing food and fresh water

Length of term:

 One month minimum commitment.
 Morning or evening shifts - Each shift is typically a minimum of a 1/2 hour

Not 100% sure yet? Please ask us questions! Click on the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper left hand corner, and send us your questions.


  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be able to handle cats of varying weights and sizes
  • Be extremely reliable, especially with sticking to your scheduled shift
  • Physical strength and agility: be able to climb up and down on a small ladder, reaching backs of cages to clean
  • Knowledge of cats and their behaviors
  • Patience - some cats are more difficult than others
  • Strong work ethic

  • Next Steps:

  • -Please complete our online Volunteer application on our website (takes 5 minutes). Step 1: Go to, Step 2: Go to the "Volunteer" tab, and Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • -VolunteerMatch directions: Please click the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper corner of the page.
  • -Include in your comments:
  • Total number of hours you can volunteer per week
  • The day per week and shift (AM or PM) you are available
  • Whether you are at least 21 years old
  • Whether you completed our online application
  • Any questions
  • If you do not get a response from us within 5 days please outreach to us at

    VIDEO OF PJ & CLOVE (scroll down to the bottom of the page):
    PJ had been sober for 2 years and he didn't have a job, he didn't have any accountability, he made the decision to start looking for a dog. A rescue group (Ruff House Rescue) had pulled Clove from a kill shelter. PJ just found a place to live. He got a call from the rescue and she was like, "PJ can you pick up Clove right now?" The first day PJ got Clove she was so scared and shut down, it was very awkward. She just cowered in his presence. And she was very timid. Watch the VIDEO to see how their story unfolds ...


    RHR’s website -


    See our "Junior Volunteer" positions


    Yes, a letter is provided!


    Please see below.


    One animal is euthanized in the U.S. every 16 seconds, 4 million annually (Humane Society of US).

    "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." The Dalai Lama

    Our mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.


    General requirements


  • Must be at least 21
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