Volunteer

Thanks so much for your interest in becoming a volunteer(*) for Dirk’s Fund.

We have so many different ways you can get involved.

We invite you to click here and send us your Full Name, Phone Number (cell or home) and your email address, or send the requested information directly to critters@dirksfund.com (please put Volunteer Request in the subject line).  You will be contacted and sent a Volunteer Application to complete and email back to us.

Thank you so much for helping us make a difference in the lives of our rescued dogs, we look forward to hearing from you and becoming part of our team!!! Note: In order to volunteer with the dogs and at our shelter, you must be at least 16 years of age. If you have younger family members who love the idea of cuddling and caring for dogs, please talk to one of our volunteers about fostering.

(*) As a volunteer for Dirk’s Fund, we require that you commit to a minimum of six (6) hours/month.

image_w150_h225_86651509cb46af57ede6dff223580490I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that.  Then I realized I was somebody.  — Lily Tomlin

A breeder was auctioning off his Golden Retriever breeding stock because he was going to concentrate on smaller breeds.  He said they “take up less space.”  One of the dogs he wanted to get rid of (sell) was Nannie.  She was born in January of 2003.  She has been bred constantly since she was a pup.  Nannie has a significant (3+) heart murmur.  When we spayed her, we also removed an ovarian cyst the size of a fist.  She is very overweight because of lack of exercise and bad nutrition.  We had to pull eight of her teeth that were rotten because of the poor quality of food that she was fed.  Her skin was terrible from a combination of bad food, thyroid problems, and very poor hygiene.   In order to provide Nannie with quality of life, we have started her on a heart medication that will cost $180.00 a month for the rest of her life.  We believe that she is worth every penny.
She is currently a resident at our shelter in Pacific.  In spite of the lack of attention she had received all her life, in spite of the lack of decent veterinary care, in spite of all of this, she is an extremely happy dog and is our ambassador to new arrivals.  She goes up to all the new dogs that come into our shelter and gives them kisses.  We have not yet taught her how to shake.

There is more to helping than with cash donations, you can help with your time and your heart. YOU can make a difference in this world, you just have to choose where to start.  Someone like Nannie, is waiting for just that “somebody”.  Is it you?