Are you a dog lover whose heart is broken by the sight of homeless animals on the streets?
Do you want to make your community a happier, safer place by taking care of the strays?
Are you someone who wants a dog, but cannnot keep one at home?
BU Paws Dog Sanctuary is a good place for you!
Our animals are fed and cared for, what they need most from volunteers is individual attention and affection. Socialization is essential for harmonious co-existence with human beings and a good relationship with the community. Volunteers have given their talents and time to train, bathe and walk the dogs, clean the facilities, pick up trash, create dog spaces, prune bramble, and install fencing. They accompany dogs to veterinary appointments and help with physical therapy exercises. They organize fund raising and goods collections, recruit donors and more volunteers. They create material for canine environment enrichment and devise brain work activities to stimulate the dogs' minds. They manage bi-lingual social media, build up our photo archive, design our website, calendars, and public relations materials. Tremendous changes have taken place at BU Paws over the last year in no small part thanks to the contributions of animal-loving volunteers.
Our Dear Volunteers
Zuhal Kaplan Arık
Yusuf Eren Eroğlu
Mehmet Gürol Arslan
Philip, Michael & Andrew Gelis
Andres Calvoz & Lara Gomez
Leonor Vieira Tripa
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." -- Edward Hoagland
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
The first step is to go to our CONTACT page and write BU Paws to schedule an introductory tour of the sanctuary.
The second step is to get to know the dogs and there are several ways to do this:
At different times of day, different groups of kenneled dogs enjoy their free-run hours. This is a good time to come and observe their personalities while they become familiar with you. If there are particular dogs that interest you, ask for their free-run schedules and let us know when you would like to observe.
Schedule a time to join Ahmet for the regular early morning or evening walks.
Schedule one-on-one time with dogs that interest you.
If you would like to help out in other ways, you can ask to be trained to help with sanctuary chores:
Socialization activities, environment enrichment
Kennel and dog house cleaning
Storage area & washroom sweeping and cleaning
Refresh drinking buckets with clean water.
Trash collection & poop scooping -- trash bags are always available
Help Feyzullah with physical therapy exercises and massage
Bathing and grooming dogs