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

How: read about the ways in which you can volunteer before and on event day 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. Minimum age 12, each  12-17 sign up and volunteer with an adult.

what happens!

Over 300 dogs will get a unique chance to find a home:. This is very much dependent on you. To volunteer as a handler you must feel that you can do this job very well!

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.

Event day: mornings are the busiest. In The Afternoons your dog may be adopted so please go to the reassignment center and we'll give you lots more to do!

Jobs on Event Day

Dog Handler: 85% of you will be handlers. All the dogs are on leash & are friendly with dogs & people. You're a big part of getting them a new home. 

General Volunteer: Happy to be placed wherever we need you! 
Greeter: Giving a joyful, informative first impression to thousands of excited adopters.
Parker: We have over 1,000 cars to park, so your contribution is essential.
Guard Dogs: Woofing at exits and checking paperwork!

Dog Trainer: If very experienced, you may like to assist the professional dog trainers at the event.

Jobs Before the Event

Poster Distribution: Help us put up 6,500 posters and flyers at all sorts of appropriate locations advertising the event. We need 50 volunteers. Let us know how many posters you'd like!

Applicant Screening: We have over 500 families apply to adopt. We need you to help us call applicants and their references. This requires computer and communication skills. We start screening 4 weeks before the event and it will require a few hours every day. There will be a training session before you begin and you will be assigned a coordinator to help you with all your questions. Join Team Screen! We need 40 screeners!

Please check back next year for our June 2019 event. Volunteer sign up will open on April 1st 2019