Sioux Falls Canine Rescue is an all-volunteer organization. We do not have a paid staff, and we are in constant need of more volunteers. Sioux Falls Canine Rescue would not survive without the generosity and boundless energy of our volunteers. We always need volunteers who are willing to donate a few hours of their time to help with the various areas of our program. If you have a passion for our furry friends, some extra time, and a heart full of love to share with these very special dogs, we want to hear from you! Even if you can't take a dog into your home, we have many other opportunities for you. The rewards far outweigh the time and effort it takes to re-home these wonderful animals. If you're interested in joining our life-saving team please contact us today, we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Volunteer Opportunities

Home Visits

Volunteers are needed to meet with prospective adopters and complete a questionnaire and home inspection.


Transport volunteers are needed to transport our rescue dogs to and from appointments, to and from foster homes, etc.

Foster Care

Sioux Falls Canine Rescue is foster-based rescue. We do not have a shelter. Instead we rely on a network of foster homes. It's one of the reasons adopting a dog from Sioux Falls Canine Rescue is such a good choice. Our adopters get a happy, well-adjusted dog, not one suffering from the stress of shelter life. Would you like to open up your heart and home to a foster dog? It's a great way to enjoy the companionship of having a dog without the long-term commitment, and when you foster, you are saving a life.

Foster Application

Events and Activities

We are always looking for people that would like to work with us on our events team to help organize Sioux Falls Canine Rescue awareness events.


We are searching for volunteers to help with our annual fundraising events and also to help brainstorm new fundraising ideas.


"We give dogs the time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all."

- M. Facklam