Welcome to

Central Florida Samoyed Rescue, Inc.

Volunteer Application

Home page of Central Florida Samoyed Rescue
Here you'll find information about the Samoyeds we currently have in our rescue program.
Take a look at some of our previous Sams and read their stories!
If you are interested in adopting a rescue Samoyed please fill out our adoption application.
Central Florida Samoyed rescue is always in need of foster homes. If you think you might like to foster a Samoyed waiting for a new home please fill out our foster application.
There are many areas where rescue needs help other than fostering. Some don't require that you have any previous Samoyed experience. Please take a look at our volunteer application if you would like to help us help Samoyeds in need.
If you have any questions please contact us.

CENTRAL FLORIDA SAMOYED RESCUE, Inc.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Central Florida Samoyed Rescue, Inc. is staffed entirely by volunteers who give their time and effort to providing permanent, loving homes for our rescue Samoyeds. There are many ways to help rescue, some of which do not require any special knowledge of Samoyeds, or even dogs in general. Other areas may require expertise in handling dogs or detailed knowledge of Samoyeds. Please think carefully about what you are willing to do and what you can not do. Dedicated volunteers are desperately needed, but lack of follow through can make a hard job even more difficult! Foster Homes are always needed, but fostering dogs is not the only way to help. (If you would like to foster a rescue Samoyed, please complete our Foster Application.) If you are serious about helping in other ways on a long-term basis, then please submit our volunteer application. If you feel that you can help out on a case by case basis only, please let us know that is the case. (We reserve the right to refuse an applicant.)

Thank you.

(CFSR = Central Florida Samoyed Rescue)


Personal Information
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Volunteer activities
Please indicate all of the areas outlined below that you would like to assist us with.
Detailed information must be obtained and maintained on our rescues and applications. Our contact information must be kept current with shelters and other contact points. We must be kept aware of ordinances and other state and local issues that may affect our rescue efforts.

I would like to assist with secretarial and/or record keeping functions.

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I would like to assist with checking newspaper and/or internet ads for Samoyeds that may require assistance from rescue.

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I would like to assist with other research such as state and local dog ordinances, health issues, or other areas as they may affect rescue.

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I would like to assist with maintaining the rescue web site.

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I would like to assist with creating and distributing a rescue newsletter.

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I would like to assist with publicity and/or fundraising.

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Public education helps promote responsible dog ownership and reduce the number of Samoyeds in need of a new home. CFSR participates in adoption fairs and other special events designed to distribute information and answer questions about dog ownership and the Samoyed breed. We do not do “on the spot” adoptions, however, Samoyeds may be present at these events to allow those interested in adopting a rescue to meet our wonderful dogs. This also provides an opportunity for “on the job” training for those interested in learning more about Samoyeds and assisting with other aspects of rescue.

I would like to assist with adoption fairs and other special events.

Yes No

Samoyeds are primarily a herding and sledding breed. As such, they can be runners, barkers, diggers, and chewers, and usually have a tendency to pull on lead. They are also a double-coated breed which sheds profusely. An average Samoyed weighs 35 to 65 pounds, possibly more. Please keep these characteristics in mind when indicating the following areas that you would like to assist with.

Rescues often require transportation from shelters or surrendering owners, to or from veterinary and/or grooming appointments and adoption events, and to foster homes. Our volunteers are concentrated in the Central Florida (Orlando/Tampa) area, however, we are sometimes contacted by shelters, surrendering owners and applicants outside of this area, or may need to arrange transportation at a time when the foster home is unavailable. CFSR recommends the use of a crate or other method of confinement within your vehicle, as you will be putting a strange dog in your vehicle.

I have a reliable vehicle and would like to assist with transporting dogs.

Yes No

We are often contacted about dogs that may or may not be correctly identified as adoptable Samoyeds. If you are familiar with the characteristics and personality of Samoyeds, have a digital camera available and/or are familiar with the differences between Samoyeds and other similar breeds, you can assist us by checking on possible rescue candidates and reporting information or taking photographs to help with our evaluation of the dog.

I am familiar with the Samoyed breed and would like to assist with identifying and evaluating possible adoption candidates in shelters.

Yes No

We try to carefully match our applications with our rescues. This often involves phone interviews with applicants and/or checking the environment that the dog will be placed into. These functions require the most knowledge of the Samoyed personality.

I would like to assist with identifying and evaluating the personality and temperament of possible adoption candidates in owners' and/or foster homes.

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I would like to assist with telephone interviews of foster home and adoption applicants.

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I would like to assist with checking the suitability of the home environment of foster home and adoption applicants.

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I would like to assist with the grooming of rescue Samoyeds.

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Other Skills and Information
You may have ideas or other talents that you would like to use to assist us that we have not listed.
Please tell us about other ways that you would like to assist rescue:
Can you please tell us a little about yourself and your family? (Your home, job, hobbies and interests, etc.)
Do you have any questions or comments?


I fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for Central Florida Samoyed Rescue, Inc. in my volunteer capacity and I agree to hold Central Florida Samoyed Rescue, Inc., harmless for any injury(s) which I might sustain during the course of my volunteer duties. This waiver does include myself, all of my family members and descendents forever from seeking any legal action whatsoever against Central Florida Samoyed Rescue, Inc. or its representatives.

Thank you for your application.

 

To the best of my knowledge the foregoing information is true and I have read and understand the above disclosure.
I agree
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CENTRAL FLORIDA SAMOYED RESCUE, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501C3 NON-PROFIT CORPORATION IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA . A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

100% OF THE CONTRIBUTION OR PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CFSR, INC. FOR THE BENEFIT OF ITS SAMOYED RESCUE PROGRAM REGISTRATION NUMBER CH18840.

If you have further questions, please contact us. Please note that on-line applications and email inquiries are preferred when possible.

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA SAMOYED RESCUE, INC. IS A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT CORPORATION IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA . A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

100% OF THE CONTRIBUTION OR PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CFSR, INC. FOR THE BENEFIT OF ITS SAMOYED RESCUE PROGRAM REGISTRATION NUMBER CH18840.


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