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You can help by fostering, donating & coming along to our events!
You might not be able to adopt a dog, but there are plenty of other ways you can help!


Your financial donation helps a homeless dog out of the pound and into a home.

No amount is too small and as a volunteer run organization you’ll know 100% of your donation goes directly to helping dogs in need.   Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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We also accept donations of:

  • Quality kibble
  • Beds & kennels (L & XL)
  • Flea & worming treatments
  • Bowls, toys, treats, grooming equipment and other general supplies
  • Blankets and towels

If you would prefer to purchase something we need in lieu of making a cash donation contact us and we’ll be able to tell you what we need most.



Our Foster carers are crucial to our rescue. Without a doubt, our most important resource is the volunteers who freely give their time and love to help a dog in need. Find out all about becoming a Foster Hero.



As a volunteer run organization we are always on the look out for talented people to join our team.

If you aren’t able to foster but still want to find a want to help and are able to commit time on a daily, weekly or monthly basis we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to find out if we have volunteer vacancies in an area suited to you.

Areas that we often need volunteers include:

  • Dog grooming (mobile groomers preferred)
  • Fundraising stalls, expos & events
  • Dog handlers for social group walks
  • Photography
  • Transport of dogs and supplies

Please note that as we are not a shelter, we do not require kennel hands or dog walkers and are not able to provide work experience placements for students.



We’re proud to partner with a number of local pet industry businesses that are keen to play a part in improving the lives of abandoned companion animals.

Find out more about becoming an official Arctic Rescue Victoria Inc. supporter.