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We have been fortunate to call on the support of many dedicated volunteers to help us find loving and caring homes for our DAWGS dogs over the last 30 years. DAWGS are always on the lookout for new volunteers to support our furry friends on their journey. 

From fostering to home checking and helping out at events, there are a range of volunteering opportunities that we’d love you to help us with. 

Take the lead and be a doting DAWGS supporter by applying to become a volunteer.  

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Our volunteering opportunities


Dog fostering

Care for a dog in need on a temporary basis. You must be able to take any dog, any time, for an indefinite period.



Visit prospective new owners in their home to assess their suitability for the dog they have expressed an interest in.


Attend shows

Man our stand at events, let visitors know about our charity, sell merchandise, etc.


Home baking

Show off your baking skills by donating your goodies for us to sell at events.


Jumble sales / coffee mornings

Help to sell goods or serve coffee/tea, etc.


Van driver

You must be over 25 with a clean driving licence.


Charity Shop (Alford)

Help out at our charity shop in Alford. Activities include organising donations and serving customers.


Charity Shop (Aberdeen)

Help out when we have the council charity shop in Aberdeen. This happens once a year for one week.

Meet our volunteers


My husband and I have been volunteers for DAWGS in some form or another for around 23 years. We were also very privileged to foster then adopt a beautiful Lurcher X puppy called Holly, who joined Archie our Border Terrier at the time.


I have been involved with DAWGS for around 18 years following the adoption of a rather gorgeous, mischievous flat coated retriever, Woody. As a lifelong dog lover, I am keen to support the charity, attend and run events. I enjoy looking for new fundraising ideas and we now run bingo nights in Inverurie which are very popular.


I have volunteered at the DAWGS charity shop in Alford since 2011. It’s such a friendly place to work and I always feel supported. In the shop I do whatever’s needed, from sorting donations to helping out customers. I especially enjoy the social aspect – meeting lots of people and getting to know our customers. The charity shop is also a great place to pick up a bargain.


Along with my wife, I have volunteered for DAWGS since 2000. DAWGS is a very worthwhile charity which continues to do vital work rehoming dogs – long may it continue.

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