As a non-profit, volunteers are the foundation of what we do. Volunteers help us with transport, fostering, fundraising, adoption events and so much more. If you are an animal lover and would like a way to help, Rescue Unleashed would love to have you join our team. Get started by filling out our volunteer application.
Become a Foster
Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in their own homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care while others may need up to three months.
Become a Freedom Flyer
Part of our mission is to get our rescues out of wherever they may be located globally and into new foster & forever homes. This experience includes flying back with dogs/cats from our partner rescues to Seattle. We will work with you to arrange the return flight logistics so that your return flight allows the transport of our rescues and that they go to the appropriate destination. While Rescue Unleashed covers the costs of the animals' flight out of their location, we welcome fundraising for this aspect of the experience, as flight transport fees are quite costly. You are responsible for your personal flight cost, though if needed RU will help with fundraising.
We handle all the paperwork and permits, and volunteers are not responsible for any animal transport costs. Before you check in with the airline, you will meet up with our transport company or partner rescue who will have all the dogs ready to be checked in. Once the dogs are all checked in and go to cargo, you are all set and then will not see them until you arrive at your destination airport and retrieve them from the baggage terminal area (usually a designated section for animal or oversized pickup). Finally, a representative from Rescue Unleashed will be there to pick up the animals from you in Seattle and take them to their new lives!