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Labs4rescue Volunteer Activities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Labs4rescue. Please join our group by helping Labs in need. To become a volunteer for Labs4Rescue please complete our Volunteer Application. Our biggest need is foster homes and we have a great system that makes it easy for you to help! There are many other rewarding opportunities available for those interested in volunteering; please read Bethany Hickey's account of her experience as a volunteer.

Some ways to help Labs4rescue include

Home Visits
We conduct home visits for all Labs4rescue adoptions. Home visits allow us to check several items in relationship to the adoption of a rescue dog. Initially we look to see if the adoptive family currently has a veterinarian or has selected a vet to provide the necessary and preventative treatment the dog will need.

Second, we verify where the dog will be kept. All Labs4rescue dogs must be permitted to stay inside at night as well as during the day if the adoption family is at work. It is important to find out if the dog will be considered "a member of the family." This is also a good time to discuss nutritional needs, housebreaking, etc. with the adoptive family and to see if they have any questions.

Lastly, we would like to know the exercise plan for the dog. Labs are active and require exercise. Urge the family to participate in obedience training. Discuss local options. Give the family several options on how they may contact Labs4rescue with any questions or concerns.

For more information about home visits, please see our Home Visit FAQs. Back to top Back to top.

Adoption Fairs
Labs4rescue participates in various showcases, adoption days and dog fairs. We always can use an additional hand to hold a leash, circulate, and offer information regarding our organization. Back to top Back to top.

Distribute our Press Kit to Local TV and Radio Stations
Please help Labs4rescue by distributing our press kit to Program Directors at your local TV and radio stations.

Instructions For Use:

  1. Research your local radio stations and identify the Program Director, who is typically in charge of public service announcements. Visit http://www.ontheradio.net/Stations.aspx as a starting point for this information.
  2. Obtain the Program Director's full contact information, including email address. If email is not listed, call the station to obtain it.
  3. Tailor the cover letter directly to this contact and add your contact information to the other materials. Remember to remove the red highlighting!
  4. Email all materials to this contact and follow up with a phone call to make sure it has been received and whether or not they prefer a CD of the public service announcement and a hard copy of the materials.
  5. If the contact needs a CD, save the mp3 file to a CD and send with a follow up note with your contact information.

The key here is personal interaction with the Program Director. They receive stacks of Public Service Announcements each week and we need to make ours stand out from the pile. Your personal phone call or visit could make the difference in the message getting aired.

This may seem like a lot of steps, but in fact, it's so easy and takes very little effort. Getting the word out about Labs4rescue is the first step in saving more lives. Let's work together to accomplish this goal.

Download Files: The press kit contains the following six files available for individual downloading. A "Zip" file of the entire kit is also available.

Labs4rescue thanks Tara McKenney for developing the Press Kit. If you have further questions about the Press Kit, please contact pr@labs4rescue.com.
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Show our TV or Pet Store Videos
If you are a TV Program Director you can help Labs4rescue by airing our TV Public Service Announcement (PSA). Click here to view the web version of the TV PSA (60 sec, 972 KB).

If you own a pet store you can help Labs4rescue by showing our Pet Store video. Click here to view the web version of the Pet Store video (6 min 44 sec, 7.19 MB).

To request a DVD or video tape of the TV PSA or Pet Store Video please contact pr@labs4rescue.com. Labs4rescue thanks Paul Skaff for producing these exciting videos.
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Distribute our Poster, Brochure, Flyer, and Foster Program Fact Sheet
Please help Labs4rescue by distributing our promotional materials:

Sample poster and brochure display
Photo courtesy of Lisa Ribons (Saratoga Springs, NY).

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Advertise the Labs4rescue Shop on Your Web Site
Webmasters - If you want to provide a link to the Labs4rescue Shop, please use the following code to open the Labs4rescue shop in a new browser window:

Text Link: Visit the Labs4rescue Shop
<a href="http://www.cafepress.com/labs4rescue" target="_blank">Visit the Labs4rescue Shop</a> Back to top Back to top.

Small Rectangle (120 x 60 pixels):
Save a Lab - Visit the Labs4rescue Shop
<a href="http://www.cafepress.com/labs4rescue" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.labs4rescue.com/images/l4rshop.jpg" width="120" height="60" border="0" alt="Save a Lab - Visit the Labs4rescue Shop"></a> Back to top Back to top.

Wide Rectangle (468 x 60 pixels):
Save a Lab - Visit the Labs4rescue Shop
<a href="http://www.cafepress.com/labs4rescue" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.labs4rescue.com/images/l4rshopbanner.jpg" width="468" height="60" border="0" alt="Save a Lab - Visit the Labs4rescue Shop"></a> Back to top Back to top.

Square (125 x 125 pixels):
Save a Lab - Visit the Labs4rescue Shop
<a href="http://www.cafepress.com/labs4rescue" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.labs4rescue.com/images/l4rshopsquare.jpg" width="125" height="125" border="0" alt="Save a Lab - Visit the Labs4rescue Shop"></a> Back to top Back to top.

Contribute Through eBay
Labs4rescue has joined forces with eBay to bring you a unique way to support our work. Now you can sell on eBay and donate 10 to 100% of the final sale price to support Labs4rescue. All donations are tax deductible. Clean out your closet, basement, or attic and sale practically anything on eBay. MissionFish, a nonprofit organization specializing in online charitable auctions, developed Giving Works for eBay. Although items will be posted through MissionFish, they will appear with all other listings on eBay. Giving Works items are marked with a charity ribbon icon so buyers know they are supporting a good cause. Labs4rescue was certified by MissionFish in 2006 (click here to view our MissionFish certification). Back to top Back to top.

Again, thank you for your interest in Labs4rescue.

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