As an all-volunteer organization, it takes a team effort for New Rattitude to run smoothly and effectively. We have many opportunities available to those who are able to volunteer. We would love to have you join us! We always welcome enthusiastic volunteers! Fostering is the crucial backbone of New Rattitude, but we also have many other opportunities for involvement, both as Members, who take on one or more on-going roles in our rescue/adoption program, and general assistance volunteers who lend a hand with specific, short-term needs. Whether you have a little time or a lot, we will work with you to find the right volunteer job. Interested? Please visit the various links on this page to find out more details.

Below are different aspects of our Volunteer Network to get involved with.


Our greatest need is always for Foster Parents, who offer rescued dogs a safe and nurturing home environment while we work to find a great adopter. Foster parents are responsible for the dog’s physical care plus some administration. If you can open your heart to give a needy dog a chance for a future, please apply to become a foster parent. For more information about fostering, please visit our Foster Home Overview page


If you are able to get involved on an on-going basis… Become a Member!

Active members of New Rattitude assist with various aspects of our rescue operation on an on-going basis, either as a primary or back-up volunteer. There are several opportunities for on-going support. To see some descriptions of these needs go to our Membership page. If you are looking for this level of involvement, we would love for you to submit a Membership Application(Former members of New Rattitude may reactivate their membership by submitting the reactivation form HERE.)

General Assistance

If you have just a little time and don’t want an on-going commitment… Join our Volunteer Database!

Our General Assistance page will provide more details on lending a hand for transports and/or home visits. If you might be available to help with either of these needs, please sign up to be added to our Volunteer Database by clicking here. We will contact you when we need help in your area.

You can also help us by spreading the word about New Rattitude’s need for Foster Homes. One easy way to do this is to print out copies of our “Lend A Paw” tear-off flyer (click here), cut along the dotted lines, and post on bulletin boards in your vet’s office, groomer’s, local pet supply store, etc. 

Not sure about making a membership commitment? We invite you to like us on Facebook, where you can shadow our rescue efforts to get a closer look at what we’re about.