Our volunteers are what make this rescue group function. Without our foster homes and volunteers, we would be able to offer little in helping the Aussies in need.
As with any rescue group, our foster homes are the cornerstone of this organization. They house, love, heal and train the Aussies that come into STAR. They also assist with the permanent placement of the Aussies in their care.
Our foster homes help with getting dogs to and from the veterinarian, welcome possible adopters into their homes and provide us with unlimited information of the progress and personality of the STAR Aussie in their care. Our foster homes hold the key to the successful placement of each of our STAR dogs. We can never thank them enough for their love and care!
Our support volunteers are usually those who cannot foster but want to help. They help with transportation to and from the veterinarian, between foster homes and sometimes from city to city. We cannot have enough of this help! Otherwise, the responsibility is added to our foster homes and administration to get these dogs where they need to be. Most specifically, we need help during business hours and during prime traffic times to return dogs to the foster home from the day at the veterinarian where they have usually received medical work or surgery that day. We do ask that the dogs be transported in a secure manner as in a crate. We can help if you need a crate for transport as well.
Additionally, we are always in need of people with computer skills and time. Those that are skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, and who have a scanner are always needed. Amateur photographers are also needed and welcomed. A great picture of a dog can mean that he or she is quickly adopted!
We also need people who are familiar with grooming long-haired dogs such as Aussies. When these dogs come in from the shelter, often times they are in need of serious grooming. Additionally, when a dog meets their forever family, it is always nice to have them looking their best!
Won’t you please consider helping us at STAR? We certainly would appreciate any help that you can offer!