Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our organization. Reuniting lost dogs is very rewarding, and creates happiness - not only for the dog and their family, but also for the people who help make it happen. That can be YOU!
All you need is a computer (not a phone or a tablet), which means you can volunteer from home during the hours that are convenient for you. We need responsible, detail-oriented people who can commit to volunteering on a consistent basis for a 3 month period. Training is provided and required. Since our main method of communication is Facebook, volunteers must have a personal Facebook account and be prepared to participate in online training and communication with the team.
Please take a few minutes to look over our website, LostDogsOfTexas.org, and Facebook page, LostDogsOfTexas.com, to learn a bit about us. Lost Dogs of Texas is an all volunteer organization. All of our services are completely free. We are the Texas arm of Lost Dogs of America, a coalition of all 50 states working to reunite lost dogs. We post each listing to Facebook, and Twitter, but we are more than just a posting service. It is our belief that providing effective advice on how to find a lost dog, or reunite a found one, is the key to our success.
We're proud to be partnered with the "National Lost Pet Database," PetFBI.org, which is the largest and oldest lost/found pet database. Pet FBI is a non-profit and provides free flyers. All of these services are 100% free to the public and shelters. We're working to get all lost/found pets listed in one central database. Imagine how easy it will be when all listings (shelters and the public) are in ONE easily searchable place that is accessible 24/7.
The ASPCA estimates 40-60% of pets in shelters are lost. Many of these pets have families desperately searching for them. They have a very limited amount of time to find their pet before he/she is placed for adoption, or unfortunately may be euthanized. Giving owners the tools to find their lost pets will help not only that pet, but another pet who needs that valuable kennel space at the shelter. Reuniting lost pets will help decrease shelter euthanasia rates.
Many animal lovers want to make a difference, but aren't able to go to the shelter during the hours the shelter is open, or are uncomfortable in a shelter environment. If this describes you, or you just want to make a difference, Lost Dogs of Texas may be a perfect fit for you.
Please take a few moments to complete the application below. We'll be in touch with you soon! Thank you!