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Volunteer Opportunities

~ Office Duty ~

We have three (3) shifts per day, where you go anytime within that timeframe and walk (if applicable), feed (if applicable), clean up after, and care for the office dogs. Currently, we have six (6) dogs in the office. Two adults, two “teenagers” and two puppies. The shifts are “Early AM” (anytime before 10 am), “Afternoon” (anytime between 1-5 pm), and “Late PM” (anytime after 7 pm).

~ Cruise Ship Days at Victoria House in Frederiksted ~

This consists of caring for puppies or adult dogs, talking to cruise ship passengers about Ruff Start Stx, and selling merchandise. We are usually there from 9 am until about 2 pm, unless it is a double cruise ship day. Then we are there from 9 am until about 5 pm and we would have two shifts of volunteers and pups.

~ Ruff Start Stx West End Community Clinic ~

The clinic is usually held on the first Saturday of the month. Due to the holidays and other conflicts, December and January clinics will be held on the second weekend. We have various things you can help with from setting up and breaking down, to helping community members check in or buy preventatives, to helping guide and handle the dogs.

~ Airport or Vet Runs ~

Getting Ruff Start STX dogs to vet appointments or airport – puppy or supply handoffs.

~ Other Events ~

We have other fundraisers, and events (both public and private), where we set up to talk about or raise money, for Ruff Start STX.

If interested in volunteering please email Please join us!! 🐶