The task of helping animals is not an easy one, but it is an incredibly rewarding experience. As a volunteer you will be working towards giving our four legged friends a better life and a new home. Many of us work full-time and have been doing this voluntary work for several years and find it very rewarding. You not only get to meet heaps of lovely dogs, but lots of wonderful people too.

If you are a little bored in life, have a bit of time to spare or are simply an animal lover, this may be just the thing for you. Please give us a call – we would love to hear from you!


The Role of a Rescuer

  • Dogs in the City of Greater Geraldton pound are available for rescue and rehoming if they have been surrendered by their owner or not claimed following impounding.
  • The rostered members of the GDR Rescue Team go to the city pound to collect the dogs available
  • Dogs are rescued based on the availability of foster care places (i.e.: large/small, male/female); the potential for rehoming the dog (little fluffies are easily rehomed, larger or working breeds can take more time) and assessment of the dog's temperament
  • Rescuers take the selected dogs for washing/flea treatment; vet check; vaccination, microchip implant, worming and photographing. A GDR collar and ID tag is attached and a "new owner" information package is organized. A Foster Carer for the dog is confirmed and arrangements are made for the dog to be collected.
  • You return home feeling great about giving the forever grateful "rescued" dogs a second chance at a good life

If you are a little bored in life, have a bit of time to spare, or simply an animal lover, this may be just the thing for you. Please give us a call, we would love to hear from you.

Please register your Volunteering interest via this link.

For more information please contact:
Geraldton Dog Rescue
Call 0400 219 719
Email: admin@geraldtondogrescue.com.au

PR / Marketing / Fundraising /Admin

We are continuously looking for new ideas in which to raise funds and promote Geraldton Dog Rescue. We are also looking for people that can help with writing funding grants and perform administrative duties. We are always in need of volunteers to assist us at Sausage sizzles, Dogs Day Out Events and other fun activities we do in the community.

Foster Carers

The Role of a Foster Carer

Our furry friends need a place to stay when between homes. Therefore new foster carers are always welcome.

Most dogs require a foster home for one to four weeks. Foster carers can choose what breed, size or sex of dog they are willing to look after. However, a prospective foster carer must consider the following criteria (Click the Criteria button above).

You are never obliged or expected to accept a foster dog unless it is convenient for you at the time. Holidays, visitors, ill health, new babies, etc. will always take priority.

If you would like to give foster caring a go then please register on this link.

Or for more information you can contact us by:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geraldtondog/
Call: 0400 219 719
Email: admin@geraldtondogrescue.com.au

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