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Below is a list compiled by some rescues/shelters that are 100 ways you can help!Can you...
  1. Help the foster clean up the yard (yes, we also have to scoop what those foster dogs poop)
  2. Donate MONEY?
  3. Donate a gift certificate to a pet store?
  4. Donate a gift card to Poplar Animal Hospital (704-795-7200) to help offset veterinary costs.
  5. Offer to take a money jar for the rescue and put it in your work lunchroom or on your desk (Pennies for Puppies)?
  6. Donate flea prevention (Frontline, Advantage, Revolution, etc.)?
  7. Donate heartworm pills (Heartgard, Sentinel)?
  8. Donate a metal food dish or a stainless bucket for water?
  9. Donate some treats?
  10. Bake some homemade doggie biscuits?
  11. Donate a bag of Science Diet puppy food?
  12. Donate a bag of Science Diet dog food?
  13. Donate printer paper? (any color or white)
  14. Donate envelopes and stamps?
  15. Donate a Kong chew toy?
  16. Donate a nylabone chew toy?
  17. Donate a hercules chew toy?
  18. Donate other types of doggy toys that might be safe for rescued dogs?
  19. Donate a crate? (metal or plastic)
  20. Donate an x-pen or other type of puppy pen?
  21. Donate a baby gate?
  22. Donate a Pack-n-Play you no longer need for your baby?
  23. Buy two of those really neat dog-items you "have to have" and donate one to Rescue?
  24. Donate a leash?
  25. Teach a puppy to walk on a leash?
  26. Donate a collar?
  27. Walk a dog?
  28. Groom a dog?
  29. Donate a canine first aid kit?
  30. Walk the dogs owned by the rescue group?
  31. Donate sheets of linoleum, ceramic tile or other flooring materials to protect the rescues floor?
  32. Make phone calls?
  33. Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs for flyers, web page etc.?
  34. Talk to all your friends about adopting and fostering rescue dogs?
  35. Donate vet services or can you help by donating spay or neuter each year or some vaccinations?
  36. Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter on dogs currently looking for homes or ways to help rescue?
  37. Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use by the rescue?
  38. Help organize and run fundraising events?
  39. Help maintain the paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a database?
  40. Microchip a rescued dog?
  41. Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who has fostered a dog that was sick or went potty in the house?
  42. Remember that rescuing a dog involves the effort and time of many people and make yourself available on an emergency basis to do *whatever* is needed?
  43. Clean carpets at the rescue?
  44. Donate a bottle of bleach?
  45. Donate cleaning products?
  46. Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class?
  47. Be the one to take the dog to its obedience classes?
  48. Bring the foster take out so the foster doesn't have to cook dinner?
  49. Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters dogs all the time?
  50. Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone who doesn't have a quarantine area for quarantining a dog that has an unknown vaccination history and has been in a shelter?
  51. Pay for the dog to be groomed?
  52. Take the dog to a *Do It Yourself* Grooming Place?
  53. Donate services if you run your own business?
  54. Donate the use of a vehicle if you own a car dealership?
  55. Donate a grid for a van or other vehicle?
  56. Organize a rescued dog picnic or other event to reunite the rescued dogs that have been placed?
  57. Go to the foster home once a week with your children and dogs to help socialize the dog?
  58. Donate a roll-a-treat or Buster cube?
  59. Donate clickers or a video on clicker training?
  60. Donate an engraving tool to make ID tags for each of the rescued dogs?
  61. Make ID tags for the rescue to use for their dogs?
  62. Offer to give out flyers or pamphlets on the foster dogs or the rescue organization?
  63. Give the rescue a fax machine?
  64. Talk to dog trainers in your area about helping the rescue assess rescue dogs?
  65. Sponsor the gas, ferry expense or both for the transport of a rescue dog?
  66. Attend public education days and try to educate people on responsible pet ownership?
  67. Donate a dog bed or towels or other *bedding* type items?
  68. Gently-used dog equipment (always welcomed)
  69. Donate some grooming supplies (shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.)?
  70. Mail out applications to people who've requested them?
  71. Drive a dog to and from vet appointments?
  72. Donate the use of your scanner or digital camera?
  73. Donate the use of a photocopier?
  74. Donate materials for a quarantine area at a foster's home?
  75. Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed?
  76. Be a Santi-paws foster to give the foster a break for a few hours or days?
  77. Make book purchases through Amazon via a web site that contributes commissions earned to a rescue group?
  78. Host rescue photos with an information link on your website?
  79. Go with rescue person to the vet to help if there is more than one dog?
  80. Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue?
  81. Take advantage of a promotion on the web or store offering a free ID tag and instead of getting it for your own dog, have the tag inscribed with your rescues name and phone # to contact?
  82. Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog needs to be euthanized?
  83. Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a club's fundraising event?
  84. Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners by holding a grooming seminar?
  85. Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available to answer training questions?
  86. Put together an *Owner's Manual* for those who adopt rescued dogs of your breed?
  87. Provide post-adoption follow up or support?
  88. Donate a coupon for a free car wash or gas or inside cleaning of a vehicle?
  89. Pay for an ad in your local/metropolitan paper to help place rescue dogs?
  90. Get some friends together to build/repair pens for a foster home?
  91. Microchip your own pups if you are a breeder, and register the chips, so if your dogs ever come into rescue, you can be contacted to take responsibility for your pup?
  92. Make financial arrangements in your will to cover the cost of caring for your dogs after you are gone - so Rescue won't have to?
  93. Make a bequest in your will to your local or national Rescue?
  94. Donate your professional services as an accountant or lawyer?
  95. Loan your cell phone (and cover costs for any calls) to s/one driving a rescued dog?
  96. Donate your *used* dog dryer when you get a new one?
  97. Donate a doggy seatbelt?
  98. Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action?
  99. Lend your artistic talents to your club's newsletter, fundraising ideas, t-shirt designs?
  100. Do something not listed above to help rescue?