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The Yakima Valley Pet Rescue is a 100% volunteer organization. Our work is made possible from the hard work of people just like you. There are many different ways that you help us, such as:

  • Assist with adoptions,
  • Transport animals to/from shelters,
  • Assist with fundraising events,
  • Assist in the office,
  • Foster animals waiting for forever homes,
  • Answer phones, and much more!

Whether you want to donate 4 hours a year or 4 hours a week, we can use you! If you are interested, please fill out and submit a Volunteer Application Form. You will also need to read and sign the Volunteer Agreement and Waiver Form before volunteering. If you have any further questions about our Volunteering Program, please send them to: volunteer@yvpr.org

You can submit a Volunteer Application form many ways:

  • Fill out the word version electronically and email it directly to us at: volunteer@yvpr.org
  • Print out the word or pdf form, fill it out by hand, and send it to us snail mail, drop it off at our office during operating hours (typically Wednesday and Saturday, 10-noon), or bring it to a board meeting.
  • Print out the word or pdf form, fill it out by hand, scan and e-mail to volunteer@yvpr.org, dropped off at the YVPR office during operating hours (typically Wednesday and Saturday, 10-noon).

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application - pdf [PDF file pdf 81 KB]
Volunteer Application - word [Word file doc 76 KB]

Volunteer Agreement and Waiver Form

Volunteer Agreement and Waiver - pdf [PDF file pdf 81 KB]
Volunteer Agreement and Waiver - word [Word file doc 72 KB]

Fostering Pets

YVPR needs your help! We do not have enough foster homes for all the pets brought to us each week. Foster homes are needed to care for pets while they wait to be adopted into permanent, forever homes. If you have any room in your home and heart for a pet to stay temporarily until they can be adopted, please contact YVPR.

All that is required is a safe environment (cats must stay inside, dogs must have a fenced yard) and a little love. YVPR can help with food costs and will cover all medical needs, such as spaying or neutering, and vaccinations.

We especially need help with expecting mothers and older pets, but you can choose to foster the pet that best fits your home and family. If you join our foster e-mail list, you will receive information and photos of pets needing fostering each week. If you see one that you would like to foster, then send us an email and we will set it up. If you would like to be a foster home, please read and fill out the information below. If you have additional fostering questions, send them to: foster@yvpr.org

Am I Ready To Be A Rescue Pet Foster?

Fostering a rescue pet can be an immensely rewarding experience for you and your family. Knowing that you have helped give a dog or cat a second chance of life is why we all keep volunteering the way we do each and every day. Still, fostering can be difficult at times and is not for everyone. Before volunteering to foster a pet, please download, read and answer the questions on the following document:

Foster Suitability Questions [PDF file pdf 72KB]

If, after answering the above question, you are still interested in being a foster home, please read and fill out a Foster Application form. Follow the same submission guidelines as for volunteers. Also please read the Foster Agreement form, which you will be required to sign once receiving your first foster pet.

Foster Program Application Form

Foster Program Application - pdf [PDF file pdf 45KB]
Foster Program Application - word [Word file doc 57KB]

Foster Program Agreement and Waiver Form

Foster Agreement and Waiver - pdf [PDF file pdf 44KB]
Foster Agreement and Waiver - word [Word file doc 55KB]

Additional Help For Foster Pet Families

We are happy to provide information and support for our foster families. Below is some information on helping find a home for your foster, or how to get your foster ready to meet someone. Also, we offer fostering classes, and highly recommend them before taking in your first foster. To inquire about a foster class, or if you have any additional foster questions, send them to: foster@yvpr.org

Find Your Foster A Home [PDF file pdf 45KB]

Showing Your Foster [PDF file pdf 50KB]

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