Opportunities for Kids & Teens

Dog lovers of all ages can help save lives with One Tail at a Time! While you must be 18 or older to volunteer with us, there are many other ways to make a difference.

Organize a Fundraiser

With each donation, One Tail is able to save more lives. You can help by planning a fundraising event or collecting donations from your friends and family! Collect your donations around a birthday or special occasion to celebrate in a meaningful way. Start a fundraising page >>

Spread the Word

Word of mouth is by far the greatest ways to help our adoptable pets find their forever homes! By sharing photos of our rescue pets, or by telling others about OTAT on Facebook and Instagram, you can help connect more animal lovers to our mission of saving as many lives as possible.

Make a Snufflemat for an OTAT dog

Snufflemats make great enrichment toys for our dogs! All dogs benefit from keeping their minds busy, but especially dogs in a shelter environment. Here’s an easy DIY tutorial on how your child or teen can make one of these fun feeding mats right from home.

Plan a Supply Drive

One Tail’s wish list is full of supplies needed to save more lives and care for the 300+ pets in our care. Supplies can be collected and delivered to our Adoption Center during open hours or shipped to us. Please see the bottom of this page for the Adoption Center address and hours, and our mailing address.

Become a Foster Family

One Tail at Time is a foster-based rescue, which means we need families like YOURS to help us take care of the over 300 dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs in our care.  Your family will receive all the supplies and support needed to care for your foster pet until it’s time for them to join a forever family. The foster period is typically 2-3 weeks, but can vary depending on each pet’s needs. Learn more here.

If you plan to throw a personal fundraiser for OTAT, please let us know by emailing [email protected] so that we can say thanks for your support!