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Volunteer Overview

Help Save a Senior!

The Gingerbread House is a volunteer and foster-based rescue. We do not have employees or a physical building and rely solely on the generosity of people who are willing to volunteer their time to help drive the cause and/or open up their homes to foster these precious pups. We are on a mission to save as many tiny seniors as we can, and we need your help to do it!

If you would like to volunteer in any way to help save these tiny seniors, please reach out. There are many ways to help listed below. If you have a special skill set or are one of those people that know how to make stuff happen, then we can use your help behind the scenes. You can make a huge difference in the lives of these little ones and it is truly so rewarding!

Winston the Dog Photo

Fostering Saves a Senior

Nicky the Dog

Foster homes for our senior pups are one of our most critical needs. The more foster homes we have, the more pups we can save. Sadly, senior pups, especially those with medical problems, are the first to be put down in a shelter. They are too old and expensive to rehab so they are overlooked by adopters and rescues. But they still have so much love to give and they deserve the chance to spend their remaining days in a loving home.

When you foster a Gingerbread Dog, you are giving that darling pup a chance at a new life. We take great care to find the perfect family and as the dog’s foster, you have a hand in that process. And yes, sometimes you get attached. But when that pup goes home with his or her new family, it is the most rewarding feeling. You will know the pup is in a loving home living their best life and you get to save the next one!

If you can open your heart and your home to foster a tiny senior in need, please fill out our Foster Application. We supply the medical care and all the necessities. You supply the love!

Volunteering Saves the Day

Casper and Nicky Dog Photo

If fostering isn’t for you, no worries, there are plenty of other opportunities to help save the seniors! Please review the below list to see if there is something you are interested in doing. Whether you have spare time that you would like to fill or if you have a skill set you are looking to develop for your resume, I’m sure we can help!

And if you have experience in a particular area of need, even better! We are excited to build out our volunteer team so we can do even more for the pups. Please fill out our Volunteer Application to get the ball rolling.


  • Adoption application review
  • Adoption coordinator
  • Bookkeeping / accounting
  • Events and fundraising
  • Foster application review
  • Foster coordinator
  • Grant writing
  • Graphic design
  • Home visits
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Social media management
  • Transport
  • Website management