Red Paw Emergency Relief

Hosted by: Red Paw Emergency Relief Team


Ongoing Opportunity


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About Red Paw Emergency Relief


In conjunction with the American Red Cross SEPA Chapter, Red Paw provides 24/7 emergency transport, shelter and veterinary care for animals involved in residential fires and other incidents. We work within a network of animal care related facilities, including veterinary care facilities, boarding facilities, kennels and training facilities, in conjunction with animal rescue groups and fosters in the Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

We need volunteers to help with:

  • Dog Mate/Handler
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    Red Paw dogs that we can not find fosters for go to boarding facilities throughout the PA/NJ area. Volunteer Dog Mates will spend at least 30 minutes per visit, walking, playing with and keeping company with the Red Paw dogs in boarding situations.

    Volunteer dog mates will work with these dogs, teaching them basic commands and manners, promoting them, taking them to events and helping them get fostered or adopted.


    -Dog Handling Experience

    -Daytime and Weekend Availability

    -Good working alone

    -Knowledge of the region

    -Must own your own vehicle
  • Emergency Transport Responder
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    Provide emergency assistance directly to people affected by fire and other disasters that would displace a pet from their home. Volunteer opportunities exist in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

    Respond to disaster scenes and other emergencies to offer assistance to those affected by the incident with pets
    Interview and assist individuals and families with their disaster-caused pet emergency needs
    Assist clients with filling out appropriate paperwork
    Transport pet to appropriate facility
    Attend training classes

    Job Details

    Volunteers will be on-call one day a week for a 5-hour shift (ex. 12am-5am or 12pm-5pm)
    Volunteers will keep in contact with their County Liaison
    Volunteers who live in the surrounding counties will be assigned to that county and respond to disasters in their area

    Skills Required

    Must be willing to be on call at minimum one shift a week
    Must be ok working independently
    Demonstrate the ability to work well in stressful situations and in a team-oriented setting
    Valid Driver's License
    Must have own vehicle
    Strong dog handling skills
    Must be able to lift at least 40lbs

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