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We are a no-kill shelter, rescuing and re-homing abandoned dogs from death row in Sydney's pounds
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Volunteer Feeders

Morning Setup

Morning Set up volunteers provide valuable assistance to the Kennel Hand and help the DoggieRescue day get off to a good start !
The role is between 7.30 and 9.30 every day at the DoggieRescue shelter at Ingleside on the Northern Beaches.
In the morning the dogs all keenly await the arrival of the Kennel Hands. Before the dogs can be released out of their warm and snug night kennels, the Morning Set up volunteer set up the day time yards with drinking water, beds, blankets and toys and also help out with some cleaning jobs. The sooner that all of this gets done, the quicker that the doggies can come out and play! The morning set up really is the most important part of the day as this helps to get the DoggieRescue day off to a good start.
If you like to get up early and would like to exercise by volunteering surrounded by beautiful bushland, this is the role for you! You can also take a dog out for a run or walk afterwards to end your shift! The role is for over 18's.
Please contact Luis if you are keen to try out this role.

Dog Feeding

Hours: 9 am - 1pm (approx)
Feeding TeamRostered basis at Ingleside shelter Doggiewood. Join our roster on a regular day to suit you. You must be over 18 years old, have experience with dogs, excellent dog-handling skills, and an understanding of dog behaviour. You should be able to remain calm under pressure (it is like being on playground duty with a bunch of unruly kids, some who like to scrap, and need a firm but kind hand to keep them in line). You will feed them, cuddle and calm the new and nervous ones, give them loads of love and generally keep the peace! You should be fit, able to bend/lift, and willing to do general housekeeping to keep the place looking good! If you can commit on a regular rostered basis please call the shelter direct on 9486 3133 or email:

Kennel Hands Needed

We are currently looking for people studying vet-nursing, animal studies or vet science for several paid casual shifts available at Doggie Rescue on the Northern Beaches working from 7.30am up to 7.00pm: More details...

Dog Walkers & Cuddlers

No need to call! Pop into the Ingleside shelter - Tue – Sun from 11am – 2.30pm (weather permitting)

Last dogs to go out at 2 pm, must be back by 2.30pm sharp.

In extreme weather (heavy rain or extreme heat) walking may be cancelled! Please check with the office on 9486 3133.

Or we go to PetBarn at Alexandria and Chatswood on Saturdays only from 10am – 3:00pm (we bring 2-3 dogs to these locations only).

First timers should bring photo ID to register as a volunteer.

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please make sure you wear some closed in shoes for your safety. Thank you!


Unfortunately we are no longer able to help with this award. We apologise for any inconvenience caused!

Are you looking for a personal trainer?

Doggie Rescue seeking exp cat and kitten foster carers Northern Beaches

Doggie Rescue is supporting cats and kittens finding new families and homes where they find love and care. A preliminary step may be with a foster care family until their new forever family is found.

We are seeking in the Northern Beaches area, experienced cat and kitten foster carers who may provide a safe, warm and nurturing environment, and who can make a potential long term commitment until the cat/kitten is adopted. Do you have prior cat foster experience, perhaps have worked as a vet nurse or animal attendant, or maybe studying companion animals?

Please help us save these animals from the threat of euthanasia in pounds and shelters. They have found themselves abandoned through no fault of their own. Our cats and kittens will be health checked and treated by Doggies Rescue vets.

If you are over 18 years old, have the time, space and resources to spend with these cats and kittens, there is the potential for unconditional love in return, and you can ensure these animals are happy and ready for their next adventure and family.

If you would like to apply, or would like more information or to make a donation, please contact us


Phone: 02/9486 3133

Help needed training dogs

Do you have experience with dog training?

Are you currently studying dog training & looking to gain experience with a variety of dogs & issues?

We are looking for people with previous dog handling experience to join our other volunteer dog walkers in helping to further our dogs training & rehabilitation.

Some of our dogs are nervous of traffic, reactive to other dogs, nervous to get into cars etc so we work with them to overcome these issues.

Our training is based on positive reinforcement & rewards. It is important that you have previous experience training dogs, or you are studying dog training, so that you already have a good idea of how training works & how to carry it out when given the instructions needed for each individual dog.

The dogs you will be working with have been previously trained by our on site trainer to get them to a certain level but we need your help to continue their training so we can move onto other dogs in need of training.

If you have experience & you have some free time to volunteer then please contact our trainer directly at: to organize a time to meet & talk about what dogs you can work with.

The doggies look forward to meeting you!

Disability Groups are WELCOME at DoggieRescue

Our shelter is open for disability groups and individuals with carers from 11am – 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday. Please email doggierescuewalkers@gmail.comto book your visit. Bookings are essential!

There are no disability groups during school and public holidays.

Childrens Group Visits to Doggie Rescue

We love kids at Doggie Rescue! Whether you are a Scout group, Girl Guides, birthday party or just a group of friends who love dogs,  Doggie Rescue would be delighted for you to come and visit our doggies and learn about our shelter!  All we ask is the following:

  • School group visits from 2015 can be organised for weekday afternoons (depending on  availability)
  • Birthday parties and other groups are weekends only from 2pm
  • Maximum 10 children (1 adult per 5 children) ­adults will need to bring ID and all children will need to wear trainers or other closed in type shoes on their feet
  • There is no cost involved but a donation is always gratefully received (Doggie Rescue  receives no Government funding and relies heavily on donations)
  • Booking at least 3 weeks in advance is essential by emailing  Amanda at

Please note that Monika’s Doggie Rescue is a working shelter so on the day you visit it may be very noisy (dogs bark) and it may be smelly!

Our shelter can be found at 2 McGowan Rd, Ingleside (turn off Mona Vale rd on to Tumburra Rd, follow Tumburra rd until the very end, turn left at the T­junction.

We look forward to seeing you really soon! 

DoggieRescue is looking for Harnessing volunteers!

The harnessing volunteers work closely with the Kennel Hands helping them to harness up the dogs ready for walks and to take the dogs out to the volunteer dog walkers.

We are looking for volunteers who have dog handling experience. You will need to be able to remain calm under pressure, be able to work as part of a team and be able to listen to and take instructions.

Shifts are 9.30-1 and 12.30 - 3.30.

If you believe that you fit the above criteria and are you able to commit to at least 1 shift per fortnight, please contact Rachel on racheljanemarsden6@bigpond.comfor more details

Volunteer job - Doggie Rescue Shop Assistant

Do you have a passion for doggie fashion?
Do you have an eye for doggie style?
Would you like to help Doggie Rescue become a retail success?

We have lots of fabulous doggie products and a phone which is ringing off the hook! We need you! Doggie Rescue is looking for help in our shop and answering the phone on weekends between 10 am and 3 pm. If you think you can help, please contact Rachel Marsden on racheljanemarsden6@bigpond.comto arrange a trial.

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate groups are particularly welcome to spend their community volunteer days at our Doggiewood shelter at Ingleside where more than 100 dogs reside.

We can currently only handle small groups of 6 or less people, Tuesday to Thursday. However, as DoggieRescue is so popular, bookings are essential and need to be made WELL IN ADVANCE.

Contact us for details at

Laundry Help

We wash about 20 loads of washing each day. You can either pick up laundry from our shelter at Ingleside and take it home and bring it back folded when convenient or visit the shelter between 10am – 3pm Tue – Sun to help with hanging up laundry and folding once dry. Alternatively, we also have some paid laundry work on a casual basis -- call us on 9486 3133 or

Laundry Help

Laundry Help

One bag…or three, if you can help out we are really grateful, and so is Hobbit :)
Towels and blankets are washed and simply need drying, folding and then returned whenever you next visit. Every little bit helps! xx

Grooming Assistance (EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL)

We require EXPERIENCEDgroomers to assist our lovely groomer Caroline on Fridays or Tuesdays at Ingleside. You must be qualified and experienced in working with rescued dogs. To assist in this area please contact Caroline on 0416 140 247 or

Food Preparation - Monthly

Friday Mornings in the Ingleside Area
8am – 11am (approximately)
Two volunteers are needed to assist in chopping and packing chicken bones.
This involves working with 1-2 other volunteers in a friendly environment.
You will need to be over eighteen and register as a volunteer prior to commencing.
If you can help please contact admin@DoggieRescue.comor 9486 3133.

Doggie Transport

Are you available on one or more days, and have a vehicle suitable to transport dogs? Crates are provided. We are looking for regular volunteers who can commit to a drive on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Where we need transport help:

  • Hawkesbury Pound to Parramatta Wednesdays or Thursdays
  • Blacktown to Parramatta Monday & Thursday mornings
  • Ingleside to Parramatta and vice versa – most week days and Saturday
  • NSW Country Pounds – Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong etc.
    Call the office on 02 9486 3133 or email

Drivers are also needed to transport dogs to and from our Chatswood and Alexandria outlets on Saturdays. Please contact the office on 9486 3133 or

Petbarn Doggie Transport and Customer Service People

Hours: Saturdays from 10am – 3:00pm
Each Saturday (weather permitting) we take 3 puppies out for the day to Petbarn Alexandria and Chatswood on 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

If you are over 18 years of age and interested in helping out we would love to hear from you.
Doggie Transport involves either a morning or an afternoon for a few hours a month. You will need your own car and we supply puppies and crates.

Our Customer Service roles involve committing to one day a month from 10am – 3:00pm. You will be introducing the Puppies and Doggie Rescue to the public, keeping the puppies happy for the day as well as general enquiries including fostering, adopting, dog walking etc.

If you would like to be part of a monthly roster transporting the dogs to and from the above locations or helping out with customer service at any of the Petbarn Outlets please contact our co-ordinators below:-

Petbarn Alexandria: Email:

Petbarn Chatswood: Louise

PUPNPUSSY - Dog Walkers & Cuddlers

We are now bringing 2 puppies to PUPNPUSSY, a pet accessory store at 185 Campbell Street, Surry Hills.  No need to call! Pop in anytime from 10am – 3:00pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

First timers should bring photo ID to register as a volunteer.

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please make sure you wear some closed in shoes for your safety. Thank you!

If you require any further information please contact our co-ordinator for PUPNPUSSY:

Tammi Macquine
Mobile:  0410 481 434

Stall Volunteers

Do you have a couple of hours one weekend a month that you could give to Doggie Rescue?
Are you able to talk under water about how wonderful Doggie Rescue is? (not literally)
Do you enjoy visiting markets?
Have you been thinking about what ways you could help Dogggie Rescue?
Then...Have I got the job for you....

Why not join Ellen's Northside Elves at the St Ives Handicraft Markets at the St Ives Showground the first Sunday of each month? We meet lots of Doggie Rescue kids with their new families, sell lots of beautiful things that Ellen creates for dogs and humans and spruik the joys of being involved with Doggie Rescue.
Think about it. Come try it. Get involved. It's really good fun.

Contact Ellen on 9477 4531

Customer Service People

Hours: 10am - 4pm (5pm summertime)
Rostered basis once every 2-3 weeks at our adoption centre, Ingleside (Tue – Sun)
Join our roster on a regular day to suit you. You will be responsible for welcoming visitors to the Doggie Rescue adoption centre who may be interested in fostering or adopting a doggie, or volunteering to walk, cuddle etc. You will need an outgoing, pleasant manner with people, and work quickly and calmly when it gets hectic. You will also be happy to follow some basic procedures and do general housekeeping to keep the place looking good! You must be over eighteen and training is provided.

If you can commit on a regular rostered basis please contact Rachel on

Rabbit & Guinea Pig Carers

We need bunny and guinea pig volunteers, preferably local to the northern beaches to help care for our rescued rabbits and guinea pigs. We need help with cleaning on a weekly/fortnightly basis and help with collecting fresh veggies for them. The work involves cleaning bunny hutches and feeding, playing and cuddling the animals. Sometimes we have up to 15 rabbits. This can be completely flexible according to your schedule. You must be over 18 years of age and have your own car as there is no public transport in the area.

Please contact us on 9486 3133 or

Poster People

Takes almost no time at all!

Doggie Rescue has no budget to advertise or promote what we do. But a very generous printer (Focus Press, South Strathfield) who have provided us with lovely coloured posters asking people to adopt or foster a doggie. We need people willing to take 5, 10 or more posters and put them up in vets clinics, pet supply shops, schools, & community notice boards in their area. Just one poster in Gladesville generated 6 calls - and resulted in 1 dog finding a new home - so please call us if you can help cover Sydney with the Doggie Rescue message! We will mail posters to you - it is that easy!

Call us on 9486 3133 or admin@doggierescue.comor print your own posters at home by visiting

Under 18?

Yes you can still help us. Here are some ideas:

  • Walk or cuddle dogs – bring an adult with you
  • Sell merchandise or raise money through your school
  • Get some friends or classmates together and sponsor a dog
  • Deliver flyers in your local area which can be downloaded from
  • Knit jumpers to sell in our outlets
please contact us by email at
Handy People

We always need odd jobs done. If you are a tradesman or handy with odd jobs eg. Gardening and willing to donate some time please contact Luci on 9486 3133 or via email at



Why volunteer?

Want to do something good for the world, and can't find your 'thing'?

With your help we will continue to find homes for more than 1000 doggies every year. (Doggie Rescue has re-homed over 10000 doggies!!!)

Other Skills?

I f you have special skills or can help in other ways - of course we would love to hear from you!


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