Helping you find a dog in need, Helping those dogs to find you.


Want to offer your expertise to Foster Dogs NYC? Looking for friendly, animal-loving, savvy New Yorkers who want to help bring our mission to life! Complete the form below, and read this page thoroughly. No volunteer orientation necessary! Foster Dogs NYC does not have a kennel facility, rather we are a group of awesome people who help promote dog rescue. Read more about how we were formed in our “About” section, to get to know what we do and why we do it.

Foster Dogs NYC Volunteers

Photo credit: Joe Galka

Want to volunteer at events, and help out with organizational marketing / development / photography / event planning? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We are always excited to meet new people who bring something to the table, even if it has nothing to do with dog care. There are so many ways to help our organization that are unique and tailored to your skill set. We have a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who work to help spread our message of foster care in the New York City area; we appreciate our volunteers so much! After you complete the form, we may not get in touch right away, though when we do, please reply to our outreach if you can assist. We run awesome events, including: educational workshops, adoption events, fundraisers, shelter volunteering visits, and more. It is incredibly helpful to share dogs on our website who need homes; that is a truly wonderful way to help too!

Meet our Head Volunteer Team (these people help on a daily basis!):

  • Foster Roster Outreach: Jenny Kessler, Tara Bahl, Miram Valero
  • Fospice Coordinator: Laura Irwin
  • Foster Business Card Manager: Miriam Valero
  • Website Profile Posting: Lauren Hirata, Megan Penney
  • Dog Database: Katherine Chala, Paula Pahnke
  • Organizational Development: Tara Bahl

TAHOE, Tara, & Lauren

Questions? Email info [at] We welcome people of all specialties to use their skills in helping the homeless dogs of New York.

foster dogs nyc volunteers

Photo credit: Boprey Photography

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