With your help, we can save more dogs and help more people

Our mission is to save dogs that have been surrendered and provide quality service dogs to those who suffer from a disability. You can help us unite people with trained service dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence. Every service dog placed required a team of caring people to help a rescued dog recover and learn all the skills they need to become a reliable medical assistance dog.

Volunteers welcome dogs into their homes, help our trainers in their day-to-day tasks, act as program ambassadors; help organize and plan fundraising campaigns and events, and support the mission in so many ways. If you have a special skill or simply want to give your time to a cause you believe in, there’s no shortage of ways to help. You can make a big difference at every step to fulfill our mission.


Foster homes play a critical part in the success of our service dogs in training. There are many times when dogs will need to go to a good home, whether they need to recover from the shelter or just get a break.



Volunteers help our trainers in a variety of tasks such as training, grooming, transporting, and outings to the service dogs in training. This is a great opportunity for any dog lover who wants to lend a hand or learn more about dog training and behavior.



If you know anything about fundraising or event planning, or if you simply enjoy being part of a group, we have lots of fun and meaningful opportunities for you. Have a direct impact on how many we can help.


Interested in volunteering?

Please fill out the interest form below. After you complete the form above, our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with next steps. This will include signing up for a volunteer or foster application, completing a background check, and signing up for a volunteer orientation. Medical Mutts is a place for second chances for both people and dogs. Having items on your background check does not mean you are automatically not considered for a volunteer role. Our background checks are reviewed and considerations are made for the specific volunteer role of the volunteer. (Please note, we do not check credit. Background checks are all part of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Agreeing to those terms means you agree to a background check. Not that we are checking your credit.)