Get involved with Motley Zoo!
We believe that all pets are precious, and none should be left behind. We rescue and rehome pets – dogs, cats and some small furry animals – primarily from local shelters, and owners who surrender animals they can no longer take care of. We work to help stop puppy mills, or save pets from other neglectful or abusive situations, such as those confiscated from hoarders, or to help owners that can no longer properly care for their pets. We will do whatever we can to help…even if this can’t be directly. We will always respond to a pet or guardian in need, so they don’t fall through the cracks.
Up until now, we have not had a brick and mortar structure- we house our animals in private foster homes throughout the area. This foster system is not changing, however we are expanding our work to include a new facility called the Studio, open now in Redmond!
How You Can Help
It is up to you, but there are plenty of ways to fit Motley Zoo and our animals into your life…you might just find yourself, re-evaluating what you really do have time for. Perhaps you even realize the “someday” you thought you’d volunteer, can be everyday, when you work with us to save lives!
- Fostering Pets
- Volunteering on-site
- Volunteering off-site at events
- Event coordination & scheduling
This is the best way to get your hands on some furry friends. Fosters take a pet into their home, and watch it like one of their own, until a “furever” home is found. This is also the thing people are most afraid to do, and resist considering. Fear of attachment is the top concern, but we wouldn’t want fosters who didn’t fall in love and care deeply! It is not a sad thing though when you see the little kid who is taking home their first puppy, or the elderly person who needed a friendly lap cat to keep them company. Like giving a great gift to a beloved friend, so is the joy of sharing the love you have found in your foster pet. We say it is just like pet sitting an animal that has a home- we just don’t know who it is yet that will come pick them up. No matter how deeply you love your foster pet, you will never regret letting them go to share that love. Our volunteers experience immense joy through fostering- you might just be missing out on the best thing you never knew you always wanted!
Requirements – There are very few other than:
–Children in the home must be over the age of 5yrs to be considered as a foster. This is by far the best way for kids and tweens (under 12) to volunteer with us, as they are truly too young yet to be fully capable/ functional volunteers on site. We encourage you to check out more about fostering here. Your young kids can provide other means of assistance through fundraising, service projects and supply drives, and other work done from home, described here.
There are many ways you can help our animals- from sharing our message or pet profiles, to collecting funds for the pets, or even making toys! Anyone can help one of our Roadies have a better start on their journey to adoptive homes!