Benefits of Volunteering:
Help out when you can, and forever change the life of a dog that you help
Meet other people that share your passion for animal rescue
Know that your efforts will make a difference every day in rescued dogs’ lives as they adjust to their new healthy, loving homes
Participate in a rescue activity meaningful to YOU such as fostering, transporting, home visits, intake, fundraising, special events and much more
Fourth grader, Ella, won the Milwaukee North Rotary Club 4th grade Essay Contest for her work volunteering at Lucky Mutts Rescue!
“Volunteering is fun. I know this because I volunteer at Lucky Mutts Rescue. Lucky Mutts is a place that takes dogs that are in high kill and crowded shelters in Oklahoma. I choose to volunteer there because I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I decided that working with Lucky Mutts when I’m a child would give me experience to make me a better vet in the future.
The first time I volunteered there, I was so excited. I got to walk dogs that had been in a van since Oklahoma, played with the dogs, and held puppies waiting to be bathed. They even let me wash some of them myself (with a little help from my mom.)! Also that day, I got a dog adopted! You want to know how? I was walking the puppy outside with my mom when a lady came out walking another dog. She asked if we would switch dogs so she could see the one I had. Then, when we came in, she said that she wanted to adopt that puppy. If I hadn’t switched she wouldn’t have found the perfect dog for her! We also have been able to be in a parade for the 4th of July and hand out candy at a festival!
Every time I volunteer, it makes me feel good about myself. I know that I make the people who run the rescue happy and delighted because I go there and help them with the dogs so that they don’t have to do it all themselves. I also know that the dogs feel happy and excited to be taken care of, especially when I get to give them snuggles and treats. Their eyes tell me they are saying, “Yea!” I love Lucky Mutts Rescue!”