Stop the Suffering is always looking for volunteers!  Whether you have experience  with fundraising, event planning, dog walking, driving, and social media, we'd love your help!


We can really use help transporting cats and dogs from high-kill shelters to safe havens, vet appointment, boarding, and adoption events.

  • Local Transport: Have a free hour one or two days a week?  Each week we have a few dogs that need to be dropped off or picked up at the vet.  
  • Thursday Transport: Have an hour free? On Thursdays, we have dogs that need to be picked up/dropped off at our transport stop in Reynoldsburg at 1:30p. Have 7 hours free?  Our weekly transport van heads to the Portsmouth area and returns back to Columbus before heading to Toledo.  The southern route runs 8:00a to 2:30p.  The northern route runs 2:30p - 8:30p. 

Have some space in your heart and home for a temporary companion?  Like to help animals learn manners?  Give a rescued pet a safe place to settle until they find a forever home.  Learn more about fostering

Dog Walking

We have a few dogs that are lucky enough to get placed in boarding until a rescue can place in a foster home.  We love to give these dogs extra walks and cuddles while they wait.  

Adoption Events
Each month we head over to the Mingle with the Mutts with the wonderful dogs in our adoption program.  We can use help transporting dogs to the event and handling while at the event.

Fundraising Events
We host 3-4 events each year at wineries and other local venues.  We'd love help with new ideas to involve more of the Columbus community.

Digital Marketing & Social Media
Know a little about websites and social media?  Do you like to design?  We need help with growing our Facebook followers as well as getting started with Instagram.


Still interested?  Complete our Volunteer Application