What Is It?
A nonprofit that rescues pregnant dogs, nursing litters, and orphaned puppies from the streets, shelters, and other life-threatening situations and matches them with permanent adoptive homes.
Fostering, helping with events, fundraising, hosting supply drives, and more. Please contact Pup Squad for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
16, to volunteer independently. If aged 12-15, the volunteer must be accompanied at all times by an adult (preferably a parent).
Volunteers usually serve for 2-5 hours, depending on the shift(s). Pup Squad is particularly interested in volunteers who are willing to serve at least once a month, if possible.
All volunteers must submit a volunteer application before attending a training session, and must attend training before volunteering. Training sessions are usually held once a month, but are currently on hold until Pup Squad secures a new training location. Volunteers under 16 must attend the session with a parent or legal guardian.
DOG CARE SPECIALIST
All volunteers start as “Dog Care Specialists.” They help with setting up and breaking down events, assisting fosters with unloading and loading dogs and supplies, walking and cleaning up after the dogs, and visiting with potential adopters.
COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS
Pup Squad has an ongoing need for supplies such as:
Dry or canned puppy food
Old, clean towels or blankets
Collars, leashes, and leads
Puppy replacement formula
Dog or puppy treats.
Puppy chew toys (ropes, soft toys)
Grooming supplies/shampoos (non-flea medicated only)
Crates of any size for dogs
Petsmart/Petco gift cards
Donated items for raffle or silent auction
PUP SQUAD ANIMAL RESCUE
Pup Squad is not a shelter, so it does not have a physical location. All dogs are fostered with individuals in their homes, and adoption events are held at various locations throughout Houston.
Examples of past Scout projects
Bronze Award – Troop 21107 made a 5-minute video to tell people about Pup Squad, and collected food and supplies. (2012)