How You Can Help

We are a 501(c)(3) organization that relies solely on the generosity of the public. We often rescue dogs with treatable medical conditions such as heartworm disease, demodectic mange, broken legs, etc. We have no staff nor do we have a physical place of business so all donations go into the care of our dogs. Monetary donations are always welcome of course but outside of that there are many other ways you can help.  Below is just a sampling of how you can help us save more lives.



The lifeline of our organization is our volunteers. Without them, we would not be able to make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of dogs we save every year. We have a phenomenal group of volunteers that help us with many of the following:

  • fostering
  • fundraising
  • adoption events
  • transport

If you love dogs and want to be part of helping a rescue dog find a second chance at a happy life, then we want YOU on our team. You will need to attend a volunteer orientation prior to volunteering for us. Anyone under the age of 18 must have their parent/legal guardian with them at the orientation. The minimum age for volunteering is 13 and we do require all volunteers that are between the ages of 13-17 be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all adoption events.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Canine Lifeline, please click on the button below to submit a volunteer application. Once we receive your application, we will get in touch with you to schedule a volunteer orientation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Submit Volunteer Application



Fostering a dog can be a very rewarding experience. Often times the foster home is the first stable home environment a dog has ever experienced. Many dogs come to us needing a kind, loving hand and basic training. As a foster caregiver, you have the opportunity to transform this rescue dog into a confident happy dog who’s ready for a forever home.

Many people are afraid to foster as they think they won’t be able to emotionally handle letting the dog go to another home. That’s certainly a valid concern, but honestly, nothing is more exciting than seeing your foster dog heading off, tail wagging, with their new family. If you want to get your feet wet, we have short-term foster opportunities available, so don’t worry. We’re here to support you through the process.

Requirements to Foster

In order to foster a dog for Canine Lifeline, you will need to fill out a foster application which can be accessed at the link below. Once your foster application is approved, you will be required to attend a volunteer orientation and volunteer at 2 adoption events prior to fostering your first dog. This will give you a chance to get to know us and our dogs better, and for us to get to know you and your foster requirements better.

Canine Lifeline pays for medical expenses, heartworm prevention, flea control and any medication the dog needs. Many of our fosters take care of the food expense, but we will cover that too if you would like.

What we ask of you is to provide a safe and loving environment, administer any required medication, keep us apprised of any medical or behavioral concerns, and to respond in a timely manner to any adoption inquiries.

If you’re ready to start fostering, please click the button below to submit a Foster Application.

Apply to Foster



Donations of dog food, treats, blankets, towels, crates, and collars/leashes are always welcome. If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact us by email at  You may also visit our Amazon Wish List to order some of the supplies we need.  Here are some other ways you can support us: