about the events

Dogs: Imagine being part of the most wonderful day for a previously abandoned dog, when he goes home with his new family.

Adopters: Imagine feeling that new family's joy and excitement as they choose their new dog. Then multiply all that by 300 or more!

How: Please read about the ways in which you can volunteer before and on event day and then complete the sign up form.

Required: You will need to be available to attend a compulsory training session and be able to arrive on event day by 8am.

what happens!

Numbers: There will be over 200 of you volunteering, with over 300 dogs from 15 rescues and over 2,000 members of the public.

Instructions: You will also be receiving very specific guidelines via email.

Early day: Event day mornings are the busiest times.

Afternoons: Your dog may be adopted early on and if so you may wish to leave. If you stay, be sure to make yourself useful, e.g. cleaning out the transport vans etc.

Jobs on Event Day

Dog Handling: This is where 95% of you will be working. All the dogs are on leash and are friendly with dogs and people. The adopters will be coming up and asking you all about the dog and you will be a big part of getting him a new home. We need 150 dog handlers.

Dog Training: Those of you with dog training skills may like to assist the professional dog trainers at the event. We need 8 people doing this.

Parking: We have over 1,000 cars to park so efficient parking volunteers are key to a successful day! We need 12 people to do this.

Jobs Before the Event

Poster Distribution: Put up posters at all sorts of appropriate locations advertising the event. We need 50 volunteers.

Applicant Screening: Calling applicants and their references. This requires computer and communication skills. This starts 4 weeks before the event and requires a few hours every day. We need 40 screeners!

Temporary Dog Fostering: To do this you will be screened by the rescue before the event. 

Welcoming dogs arriving before the event:  We need 30 volunteers.


 The volunteer sign up will open in September for this event.