So many shelter pups are living on borrowed time, and Wags and Walks knows that every day matters. Although we’d love for each and every dog to take their freedom ride from the shelter straight to the home of a loving foster, this isn’t always the case, and we knew there was a way to save even more lives – even if a foster isn’t available. Thus, we decided to officially reopen Wags Club!
Wags Club is essentially a halfway house for pups to decompress between the shelter and their new foster home. Located at the Wags and Walks headquarters in West LA, Wags Club allows us to save up to five more dogs at a time when foster homes are full. Our four-legged members receive ongoing care and love from dedicated volunteers and staff. Can you think of an easier way to help save a life than to spend some of your free time cuddling cute puppies!?
Wags Club volunteers are integral to what we do. Volunteers are tasked with feeding, walking and cuddling these pups, as well as giving them their medication and ensuring their kennels are clean and comfortable. There are multiple shifts every day, making it easy to tailor to your own schedule.
“Wags Club has easily become the best part of my week,” said Andra, one of our Wags Club volunteers. “There is no better way to start my morning than spending time with these adorable dogs. I fall in love with each and every one of them, and I’m so grateful to be part of their journey to finding a forever home.”
If you’re interested in getting involved, there are several different ways to help, and each one is just as important as the others:
- Give to the Wags Club fund to help us continue to improve the space and make our pups as comfortable as possible. The Wags Club rent is $600 per month and every little bit helps! Donate and add a note about the Wags Club fund.
- Sponsor a Wags Club dog for $500 to help cover the cost of care until their new family comes along. Receive photos and updates of the dog you have sponsored and follow their journey. Donate and add a note about sponsoring.
- Shop our Amazon Wishlist to send supplies to our Wags Club pups. Shop smile.amazon.com and choose Wags and Walks as your organization of choice to help your gift go even further.
- Volunteer at Wags Club to help directly care for these sweet dogs through feeding, walking, grooming and playtime. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.