Thank you for your interest in
the fostering Border Collies for the AMBCR. We recommend an apprenticeship
period during which you will work with an AMBCR affiliate in your area.
We discourage new volunteers from
doing rescue work on their own, such as rescuing dogs from shelters, agreeing to
take owner-surrendered dogs, and procuring veterinary services for rescue dogs
in your care without prior consultation with another AMBCR rescuer. Our
financial resources are limited to the adoption fees we collect when dogs are
adopted. These fees will most likely reimburse costs a dog has incurred for
basic vet care and spay or neuter. While volunteering for us, you are asked to
please understand that we cannot necessarily make a commitment to support any
independent rescue work that you choose to do without prior approval, including
foster care, help with placement, or reimbursement of expenses.
In order for us to determine where your special skills
may best by utilized in helping rescue efforts, please give us the following
Apartment or Lot Number:
Home Phone (Area Code First) and best times to call:
Work Phone (Area Code First) and if we can contact you at
Past Volunteer Experience:
Number and Ages of Children Living at Home:
Name, Address and Phone Number of Your Veterinarian:
Size of Yard or Property:
Type and Height of Fencing:
Please describe (type and age) the dogs you presently
Please describe (type and age) any other animals you own:
Are Dogs Kenneled or Crated?
Indoors or Outdoors?
How long have you had these animals?
Please describe your experience with training dogs:
Please describe any experience you've had in working with
abused and/or neglected animals:
Approximately how much time each day could you give to a
Do you have any special skills that you feel would be
especially beneficial to the AMBCR?
Do you have computer or typing skills?
Following is a list of areas in which we need assistance.
Please indicate in which areas you are able to assist and describe limitations
you may have in providing volunteer help:
Screen potential adoptive homes ______
Post flyers and promote adoption information ______
Provide a foster home for rescue dogs _______
Provide a foster home in an emergency situation only
Provide transportation for rescue dogs _______
Provide bathing and grooming for rescue dogs _______
Develop and distribute rescue and educational materials
Developing and implementing fundraising ideas:
Writing grants _______
Herding, obedience or agility instruction to rescue dogs,
their foster caregivers and/or adopters _______
Help setting up & staffing a rescue booth at events,
Provide additional information you feel will be helpful:
Please e-mail this form back to Myra Soden at Knollviewe@juno.com