Etta instantly fit in at home! Her goofy personality keeps us laughing each day, and we can't imagine our lives without her! We have so much fun taking her out around Seattle, and she is a big hit everywhere she goes.
We need you and our dogs need you!
Our volunteers are the backbone of PUP. Without them, dogs would not make it to their foster home, receive medical care or training, or find good homes.
Because you love dogs and would like to surround yourself with other people who share the same passion. If you would like to participate as a PUP volunteer, here is a list of some of the activities our volunteers can choose from:
This is an interim stop for a dog. As a foster, you care for, train, and socialize the dog while a good permanent home is found. You may also be involved in transporting the dog to the vet when needed and will participate in the adoption process. Learn more about our foster program. Once you've gained some experience and been through some additional training, you might become an adoption facilitator, handling scheduled meet & greet appointments and finalizing adoptions.
Do you love meeting dogs? Meeting people? Introducing dogs to people? If you are socially outgoing, this may be the perfect volunteer activity for you! Event volunteers help with set up and clean up, walk dogs and talk with the public about our program and the adoption process.
We need dedicated drivers who can shuttle dogs from shelters, to vet appointments, training sessions and more.
Although fosters work on crate training, housetraining, and leash training, some dogs require additional work. Volunteer trainers help by working with our fosters and dogs on techniques to resolve other behavioral issues. This training can have a very positive impact on the dog's future placement.
There are numerous tasks involved. Your administrative skills in bookkeeping, scheduling, tracking, processing or completing paperwork are important and vital elements in having PUP run effectively and efficiently.
If you are interested in volunteering for PUP, please send a volunteer application to and let us know what volunteer activities you're interested in.