Become a LSWR Volunteer

Volunteering strengthens our community by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. Lone Star Westie Rescue  loves its dogs, but also would like to be blessed with having you as a volunteer. We are a organization that believes in the power of volunteering to enrich our lives and the animals around us. We believe that in order to be strong, a community must be constantly evolving and increasingly active in worthwhile causes such as LSWR.

We are hoping that you will be inspired by the powerful culture of volunteerism. Are you:

  • retired?
  • an empty nester?
  • do you want to use your skills for a worthwhile cause?
  • do you want to make a difference?

If you do, we invite you into our LSWR family. Below are the areas we need your help:

FOSTER PARENT:  A foster parent provides a temporary home in which our Westies can live like they are supposed to live – as our companions – until they are adopted.  Foster homes provide a safe and loving environment for animals in our care that are either waiting for their new families to find them or while they are recovering from illness or injury.  While a Westie is in your temporary care, they are receiving the love and attention they deserve until a fully screened family is approved for adopting.

 HOSPICE CARE:  Though we provide Hospice Care to very special Westies that are abandoned, the level that is greatly needed will be with our older intakes.  Our immediate goal is to establish an In-home Hospice Care program for senior dogs that are not up for adoption by providing the medical care, food, supplies and support to our foster families that care for them until they make their final journey across the bridge.  To make this a reality, we need you!

FOSTER HOME COORDINATOR:  We are looking for individuals to help recruit potential foster homes by becoming familiar with our organization’s mission, purpose, operating procedures, policies and guidelines and promoting our cause and the desperate need for more homes.

TRANSPORTERS:  We are always in need of people that can help transport our Westies safely from the local shelters, to the vets, and then on to their new foster homes.  Transporters are needed throughout DFW and surrounding cities.

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR: LSWR is seeking a Volunteer Fundraiser Coordinator to assist with our fundraising projects. Candidates will reach out to individuals and business to promote our cause and seek their time, donations, services, products and supplies. Use your sales skills to help a worthy cause.

NEWSLETTER EDITOR:  We need a skilled writer and editor to assist in publishing our quarterly newsletter.

SILENT AUCTION COORDINATOR:  We need someone to manage and oversee our annual silent auction.  Candidate will be in charge of 30+ items, volunteers, setting up and closing the auction, and collecting money the day of the event.

12 thoughts on “Volunteering

  1. I am retired, have two westies we have rescued, love them. Live in Dallas, can provide hospice care for needy, ageing westies.

  2. I am a dog groomer… i also dream of getting a little westie girl. I can volunteer my services as a groomer and maybe I will get lucky and find a new daughter this way!

  3. I would like to make a difference and Help out a west by fostering them. I have one we tie at home which is my baby and I would love to spoil more westies.

  4. Hi Kate, thank you for wanting to be a foster parent for LSWR! We’re always needing good foster homes! Please go to our website, http://www.lswr.us and fill out an application. Just check the “volunteer” box on it instead of “adoption”. After it’s submitted back to us, we’ll be in touch!

    Thank you so much!

  5. Hi, I’m interested in fostering a Westie or two. I’ve had Westies most of my life. I’ve experienced everything from skin issues to recovering from surgery(knee and other types) and much more.
    I honestly can’t imagine my life without at least one Westie in it. 😍

    I currently have two female dogs in my home. One is a senior Westie( 10)and the other is a rescued adult Australian Shepherd mix(5). My girls are happy and healthy. Both have been fixed. And are very well behaved.

    Even when we adopted our Shepard mix, the SPCA of Lewisville told us that she would never recover from all the abuse she received. We didnt we give up adopting her. Things like becoming unafraid of men, and much, much more, were just a few of the obstacles. I’m happy to say they were a 100% wrong. 😀
    Although this dog is now 5 and we got her at 7 months, her abuse was both physical and emotional. She was starved and when we brought her home, even too afraid for us to sit on the furniture.

    Anyway, in April I lost one of my Westies to a brain tumor and cancer, so I have room to help.

    I live near Keller, TX(end of my street).
    But my address is actually N Richland Hills. I have a home with a fenced in yard. I also have doggy doors, but admit we barely use them. But I have no problem teaching a dog. Both my dogs are inside dogs, it’s what I prefer. Also, I feel very, strongly about keeping my dogs clean. Westies love to get dirty, it’s in their DNA 😀, but they don’t get to stay that way. Because I’ve found as much as they like getting dirty they have more pride in themselves when they are clean. They have better health from keeping them this way. It’s a win-win for the animals and the humans. I understand about the skin issues Westies experience. And I would not over wash an animal if it created bigger issues.

    I live with my 24 year old son who is completing college. And he too is amazing with animals.

    I really would like to help. And even though I shouldn’t put any stipulations on my offer, because I would never turn a Westie away; I’ve had my best luck with females. I’ve found a huge difference between the male Westies versus the female. But I’ve had both from the 8 week old age.

    The breeds I’ve worked with have been a combination of rescues and pure breeds. I love them the same. They are:
    Westies for more than 40 years, Golden retriever (rescued from abuse at 1 year), black lab, and the Australian Shepherd (rescued at 7 months).

    Anyway, I hope I can help. If you need any more information, please let me know. I can also send pictures.

    Thank you for all that you do. 👏😀

  6. Hello! I am looking to volunteer in any way possible. I live in the Fort Hood Texas area and I am willing to assist with the westie rescues, fostering and much more. We just moved to Texas and have two westies that are very senior. Our oldest westie girl is 15 and I have had her since she was 8 weeks old. Our westie son is adopted from westie rescue Tennessee and Alabama. We just returned from the Netherlands with them and I want to help out in any way I can. Thank you!

  7. I would love to help in any way most needed. I am 30 years old and my fiancé works nights so we have someone available all the time to help in case of emergencies. I am off on Monday and Tuesday’s and would love to spend time helping on those days. We have 1 Westie Max who is a rescue around 9 and 1 boxer who is a gentle giant also a rescue who is also 9. We live off Far West Blvd in Austin. What should I be looking to plug into first? Thanks again for all you do 😇

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