We are looking for passionate individuals who want to make a difference. There are many opportunities to help! We need volunteers to assist with fundraisers, adoptions, transporting animals, administrative tasks, marketing/social media, special events & more. Read more about our open volunteer positions below and then fill out our application!
We are also 100% foster based. This means we cannot rescue an animal unless we have a foster home to place them. We are looking for fosters who will care for dogs, cats, kittens, and small animals such as rabbits or guinea pigs. Can you open your heart and home to an animal in need? Read our foster guidelines for more information on fostering and then fill out the application! *Fosters must be CT residents*
Jen is our founder and serves as President on our Board of Directors. She coordinates with local animal control and owner surrenders for all animals we take into the rescue. Jen moderates our website, Facebook and Instagram, promoting the animals in our care. Jen and her family also foster, taking home many of our small animals & dogs until they’re adopted. In addition to all of her work with the rescue, Jen is employed full time as an assistant behavior analyst, consulting within CT schools.
Meet MaryEllen! She reviews all adoption & foster applications, calling to speak with references and interviewing potential pet parents. She is also our go to when we need information on pet care, researching for us so we are knowledgeable about the needs of our animals. MaryEllen is our lead foster for Guinea pigs, taking care of our mom, babies, & special skinny pigs. In addition to volunteering, she also serves as Secretary on our Board of Directors.
This volunteer recruits and coordinates all foster homes for our rescue animals. He/she will help find suitable foster homes for each animal we rescue and will be the primary contact for all correspondence with the foster. This volunteer would also maintain the foster list, adding & removing contacts as needed.
This volunteer recruits and coordinates volunteers to help with various rescue functions, including special events, fundraising, transport, social media management, marketing, etc. This volunteer would also maintain our volunteer list, adding & removing contacts as needed.
This volunteer promotes our available animals through local community events. He/she will also maintain the events calendar on our website and be the main contact for special events and booths.
Our volunteer Emily assists our director in posting to our Facebook and Instagram. Our volunteer Leah has been promoting the rescue through our TikTok account. Check us out @boomersbestbuddiesrescue
This volunteer heads our fundraising efforts. He/she will bring new fundraising ideas to the board of directors, recruit volunteers to fundraising committees, coordinates with organizations we fundraise through, and creates marketing materials for current fundraising.
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