Ruff House Rescue
U-R-G-E-N-T!!! Rescue Dog Care/Kennel Support: Only 3 hrs per week!
Company: Ruff House Rescue
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Location: RHR's Rescue, Island Park, NY, 11558
Project Details
Don't Forget to watch the video of PJ and Clove!!

Only three hours per week!

Join our team of caring and awesome volunteers who work at our rescue facility taking care of our puppies and dogs! Experience it once and you will want to come back! You must be at least 18 years old (sorry, no exceptions).

Major Responsibilities:
 Socializing and comforting the dogs-give our pups lots of love and hugs
 Walk dogs
 Clean kennels/crates
 Prepare food and feed dogs
 Wash dog bowls
 Give an occasional dog a bath
 Organize supplies
 Take home laundry (not required)
 Teach basic obedience commands (not required)

Length of term:
We ask for at least a 1-2 month commitment for 3 hours per week. Only one shift per week is required.

Available Shifts:

 Weekday Shift: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
 Weekday Shift: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
 Weekend Shift: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 Weekend Shift: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


 Must be at least 18 years old
 Follow our dress code (see below)
 Interact with dogs of various sizes, shapes, breeds and manners
 Must pick up dog waste on walks; it's a dirty job, but we all have to do it

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

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 on the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper corner of the page and include in your comments:  The shift you are available to help at the kennel including the day of the week and time slot.  Whether you are at least 18 years old  Whether you have completed our online application  Any questions/comments
  • -If you do not get a response from us within 5 business days, please reach out to us at

  • Dress Code & FAQ:
     Footwear: Wear sneakers or boots in the winter (no flip-flops/open toed shoes)
     Clothing: Wear appropriate outerwear. Layers are best. Do not wear loose flowing skirts or dresses.
     Pockets: Wear clothes with pockets to carry plastic bags and newspaper when walking dogs. If that is not possible, bring a waist/fanny pack.

    Additional things to bring:
     Plenty of drinking water. In the summer, there are plenty of restaurants open nearby to purchase food after your shift.
     If you have a 4-6 foot leash, please bring it each time.
     Suntan lotion and bug spray.
     Hand sanitizer- we do provide a sink with soap and paper towels to wash up.

    Please do not bring treats from home; only use the treats we have at the kennel.

    (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 for this position.

    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 18
  • * Commit to one 3-hr shift per week for 1-2 months
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