Newly arrived to the shelter
Mother dogs with young puppies
Female dogs on that go on heat – before they can be sent for spaying
Injures/sick/weak dogs who need special diet/attention
Towels, blankets, Cushions, paddings/beddings (comforter)
Dog shampoo/ flea medicine
Large/big extra strong black garbage bags
Any type of dog food (any brand)
Rice (any brand)
Level 1: Visit and mingle/ interact/play with the dogs on a regular basis. Help bathe the dogs. Help walk some dogs identified by Barbara or regular volunteers. Get to slowly know the shelter and volunteers and of course Barbara.
Level 2: Help out with duties on visit days. 3 roles – Receptionist, Tour Guide, Bath Day Leader.
Usually start out with Reception duties and as you get to know the shelter more, you can be our Sunday Tour Guide to bring new visitors around the shelter and provide information. Bath Day Leaders need to be able to handle the dogs during bath, able to identify dogs which are well enough to be bathed - may consult/liase with the workers which dogs NOT to bathe.
Level 3: Regular volunteers can help with grooming the dogs, identifying sick/injured dogs/puppies that need special attention. Inform Barbara of any significant findings – use their judgement to help around.
Level 4 : Involved in daily administration such as social media, emails, newsletters, lead road shows at malls or hotels, lead fundraising events outside the shelter and publicity. Those who know 4PAWS well enough and are able to speak to public about 4PAWS’ operation.
Future: Looking into getting an assistant for Barbara at shelter daily – to help answer phone calls, go to the vet clinics, some administration work in the shelter like filing vaccination cards (by name or dates).