Not able to help a dog just now? Please consider Volunteering.


We always need Volunteers – not only at our Adoption Event days, but people who are willing to pick up dogs arriving on transport (often over the border at Bellingham WA) or helping to distribute information about TDIAO. Or, let us know how you’d like to help!

Please fill out the form below OR click on the link below, print and fill out the PDF, and scan and email to volunteers.tdiao@gmail.com. A Thank Dog I Am Out representative will contact you within 48 hours.

Volunteer Application PDF


All the fields marked with an * are required.

Pre-adoption home checks (some training required) *we urgently need local, Lower Mainland AND out-of-town home checkers, so please let us know which areas are convenient for you.Pre-event administration (e.g. working as an assistant to a coordinator)Event-day administration (e.g. processing adoption paperwork)Social Media – coordinators and web assistants with knowledge of WordPress (jobs include uploading images and profiles of the adoptable dogs to our website; managing and posting to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) *NOTE THIS AREA GETS BUSY AS WE APPROACH EVENT DAY, SO PLEASE ENSURE YOUR AVAILABILITY, THANKS!Pre-event sponsorship and scouting for donations (e.g. leashes, harnesses, etc.)Pre-event packing of resource materials in envelopes for new adoptersPre-event putting up posters and distributing flyers in your neighbourhoodSecurity at the eventSign-in table at the event (includes greeting potential adopters and getting them to sign the required paperwork for liability insurance and media release)Crowd control at the eventPhotocopying at the event (we need duplicate copies of all the paperwork)Doo-doo station maintenance at the eventDog feeding station at the eventInformation ambassador at the event (i.e. directing people to parking and other areas, etc.)Photographer at the event (to capture all the fun and emotion of the day)Post-event delivery of dogs (taking those who are not adopted right away to their pre-arranged fosters)Post-event administration and reconciliation (i.e. making sure all the paperwork is complete)Post-event follow-up (i.e. contacting new adopters to see how things are going)