Volunteer Application Form

  • As a volunteer of Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue, Inc., (DDB Rescue), I give my pledge and promise to abide by the policies of this organization (including, but not limited to, the Standard Operating Procedures, and By-Laws) and to conduct myself in a professional, courteous and ethical manner at all times to other members of the organization as well as in any capacity where I associate myself with DDB Rescue. If I am involved in rescue activities that involve Dogues de Bordeaux in any way, I will immediately advise the DDB Rescue Board of Directors as to the nature of my involvement to assure compliance with DDB Rescue Policies and Procedures as well as to assure there is not a conflict of interest. I will promote the ethical treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership according to the guidelines within the policies of DDB Rescue. I understand I will receive descriptions of duties appropriate to the tasks I am volunteering for and agree to follow those guidelines at all times. I also understand that I will undergo the same investigation that is required of any adoptive applicant when they have requested to adopt one of DDB Rescue rescued dogues. After my application to volunteer has been approved, I will maintain regular contact with the DDB Rescue Board of Directors and work under the direction of any mentor or committee chairperson to which I am assigned. By completing this form, I understand that my volunteer ship may be revoked at any time if I am found to have reneged on this pledge in any way. I agree to perform all assigned duties and turn in all paperwork in a timely manner and will maintain appropriate records as needed.

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  • NameAge 

  • NameGenderSpayed / Neutered?AgeSpeciesBreed 

  • Environmental Questions:

  • Please provide the names and info of three personal references:

  • Please provide the contact information for you veterinarian:

  • General Information:

  • To become an DDB Rescue Volunteer, we will complete your reference checks as well as a Home Visit just like our adoption applicants before we “approve” you for volunteering/fostering. This will help familiarize you with the process so you may share it with potential adoptive families, and will also “preapprove” you in case you ever decide to adopt a rescue as well!

    You will be notified by email once you are an approved member and will be invited to our volunteer Facebook group. Please note: our approval process can take 2-4 weeks or more. If you have any questions at any time about the status of your application, please email info@ddbrescue.org

    TO APPLY for Volunteering, you must complete this form online then PRINT this page, put your signature at the bottom of that printed page and mail all pages of form to this address:

    DDB Rescue
    Welch, MN 55089

    Thank you for your desire to volunteer and help a Dogue de Bordeaux in need!

  • For and in consideration of Volunteer being allowed to work with dogs from Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue, Inc., I the named Volunteer hereby fully and forever release, discharge, acquit and exonerate Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue, Inc., its volunteers, board members, affiliates and all others acting on its behalf (collectively abbreviated as "DDB Rescue", or "DDBR"), as the contact permits, form any and all claims, actions, causes of action, remedies and complaints of any kind which I have or may in the future have, whether known or unknown, arising out of or relating to the dogs or my volunteer work for DDB Rescue, including specifically all claims for personal injury, paralysis, wrongful death, property damage and all claims resulting from any injury inflicted by the dogs. I recognize and accept all risks associated with unpredictable dog behavior on behalf of myself and my family. I specifically assume all risks arising out of or relating to care and handling of the dogs. I recognize that DDB Rescue and/or its agents, volunteers, or affiliates makes no representations whatsoever as to the past history of the dogs and whether or not they are safe dogs. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless DDB Rescue from any and all claims and costs, including attorney fees arising out of or relating to the dogs or my volunteer work with DDB Rescue. I have read the foregoing and voluntarily agree to the terms set out above and so indicate by signing my name below on this Volunteer Agreement and Code of Conduct application.

  • I certify that the above information is true and I understand that prior to being approved for foster care in my home the above information will be verified. A home visit will be required. I also agree to a personal interview with a member of the Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue Inc., if required, to determine the suitability of my home/facility to care for a canine.

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    To digitally sign this document, please type in your first and last name in the space provided.
  • Everyone in the household must agree to this application and must sign.