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Foster Based Rescue
(503) 747-7818

Monday-Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed


Be an OFOSA Volunteer

Thank you for your interest, however, at this time we are not accepting any new volunteers.  We DO need foster homes for our animals.  If you are interested in fostering, please go to

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals is always looking for great local volunteers.  Our dedicated volunteer network gives thousands of deserving dogs and cats a chance at finding their forever homes.  Volunteer opportunities vary from helping out at fundraising and adoption events to assisting with transport and intake of animals to cleaning and set-up of intake and medical facilities.

You, too, can help provide the dynamic people power that assists OFOSA in achieving its mission.  People who have spent time volunteering for OFOSA say they get back in satisfaction and joy more than they ever expend in effort.

    • Only minimal training needed
    • You might learn new skills
    • You choose your assignment
    • You set your own schedule
    • You have fun and make friends

Volunteer Opportunities

Cat Kennel Help — As Needed-Administrative Offices & Petsmart-Cedar Hills

Clean Kennels, Sweet/Mop Cat Rooms, Wash Cat Dishes, Feed Cats, & Various other items.

Intake Cleaning & Set-Up — As Needed

Clean and set up Intake Depot at administrative offices for next transport.

Adoption Events — Saturday 1130 am – 4pm 

OFOSA depends on our partnerships within the community to introduce our wonderful animals to potential adopters. We are at multiple locations almost every Saturday afternoon from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm (except for Holiday weekends). Your duties at these events can include playing with dogs to keep them happy, taking them out to potty, helping with setup and teardown.    All details for all events are finalized on Thursday of the same week and sent out in email to all volunteers.

Transport Team — Weekends (Times Vary)

About every other weekend, volunteers meet the transport vehicle arriving from out of town to help unload homeless pets and prepare them for intake.  This typically begins at Petsmart – Tualatin and is completed at Barkzone – Beaverton.

Animal Intake — Sunday 8am – 2pm 

Assist with dog & cat intake which can include walking, feeding and playing with dogs/cats.  This is located at our admin offices, 1853 NE Cornell, Unit C, Hillsboro.

Doggie Dayroom at Fido’s – World’s First Dog Tap House — Monday – Sunday 3 – 11 pm

 Fido’s serves as a corporate foster home for OFOSA.  We house up to 6 dogs there.  They live there and can be adopted from there.  We need volunteers to help “staff” the Doggie Dayroom where they reside.  Duties here include interacting with the dogs in many different ways…walking, feeding, playing, taking on walks, etc.  You will also be interacting with Fido’s customers who pay to visit with the dogs.  You would be helping the patrons  understand the rules of the doggie dayroom and proper handling of the pups.  Your hours can vary based on your availability and Fido’s needs.   This is located in Tigard, OR.

Special Events — Varies
Throughout the year OFOSA participates in various fundraising and friend-raising events. Available positions range from upper level business coordination, to transporting supplies, to set up and decorating, or running a booth.

Apply to be an OFOSA Volunteer:

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In Case of Emergency

  • We will email you within 5-7 days of receiving this form. We will email you twice, but if we are unable to reach you, we will assume that you will contact us when you have time to give.