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Donation Total: $10


We love having families and children volunteer at the shelter together. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, relative, or legal guardian over the age of 18. The guardian must be a trained volunteer or attend a Volunteer Orientation along with their child, as well as sign a release of liability form. Teens between the ages of 14-18 are eligible for our Summer Teen Internship Program as well, which allows them to intern over the summer without their legal guardians.

Once you have submitted an application please wait until you hear from us before heading to the shelter.

If you would like to sign up as a volunteer at Family Dog Rescue in Sonoma, please fill out the volunteer application linked above. If you are unable to do so, please email volunteer@ilovefamilydog.org so we can help!

In Shelter

Become a part of our Family Dog Rescue shelter family!

Volunteers help the shelter run by walking, grooming, playing with and training our dogs. They also help with shelter maintenance, administration, transportation and cleaning. By volunteering, you will learn more about how to train and care for dogs. All volunteers will need to attend an orientation and supervised walk, and we ask for a minimum weekly commitment over the first 4 months. All volunteers 17 and under should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Adoption Events

Help staff our weekly mobile adoptions and special events!

These amazing volunteers advocate for our dogs, help with transportation, set up and promotion. By meeting with potential adopters at our events, you will have a direct impact in helping our pups find new homes! Check out the adoption event calendar here! Email us today to find out how to become an Adoption Events Volunteer!


Corporate Volunteering

Come in for a group volunteer day with your company!

Groups of 4 volunteers come in to help clean and organize the shelter, as well as play, walk and bathe the dogs! Shifts are usually on Fridays from 3-6pm. Sign up for a group volunteer day now.

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