Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Opportunities July 24th and Forward

Mid-Summer Fun
  • When: Weekly- Tuesdays or Fridays
  • Where: The office
  • What: Cat Care! Come help one week a morning with cat care at the office during kitten season! We've got kittens and the kittens make a mess! Help us with cleaning (and socialize!). If you're feeling brave, learn the in's and out's of vaccinating, microchipping and drawing blood!

  • When: Saturday, July 26th
  • Where: Fenton's on Piedmont
  • What: 3 dog handler, 1 driver to/from. Regular dog mobile 12-3 at Fenton's. One dog needs a lift from Every Dog (Emeryville) to the event, possibly back if he doesn't' get adopted.

  • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift (Monday, Friday and Saturday available)
  • Where: Woodlands, Mill Valley (Marin)
  • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

  • When: Anytime!
  • Where: Home!
  • What: Help research events where Hopalong can have a presence. Think street fairs, festivals, etc. 

  • When: Ongoing
  • Where: Wherever you'd like
  • What: Help build out the humane education program. We've got big plans for the 2014-2015 school year and need help putting them into place. If you've got education experience, we'd love to hear from you.

  • When: Saturday, August 2nd
  • Where: Pet Food Express, Berkeley (San Pablo and University)
  • What: 3 dog handlers, 1 driver to/from. Regular dog mobile 12-3 at PFE

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Opportunities July 9th and Forward

Mid-Summer Fun
  • When: Thursday, July 17th am and pm
  • Where: Emeryville to Berkeley/Berkeley to Emeryville
  • What: pick up a dog at Every Dog Has Its Day Care in Emeryville at about 7:30 and bring her to Campus vet in Berkeley. Pick up the dog in the afternoon (about 4:30 ish usually) and bring her back to Every Dog. Your car- do one drive or both!

    • When: Last Wednesday of the month, 5-7pm (June 25, July 30, etc. Pick one or all!)
    • Where: Tiburon Tavern, Marin
    • What: 1 volunteer to set up and manage an event table at Yappy Hour. Every month, the Tiburon Tavern hosts a happy hour where guests can bring their dogs. We're the featured nonprofit! Schmooze and talk up Hopalong!

    • When: Daily- pick a weekly shift (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday available)
    • Where: Woodlands, Mill Valley (Marin)
    • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

    • When: Anytime!
    • Where: Home!
    • What: Help research events where Hopalong can have a presence. Think street fairs, festivals, etc. 

    • When: Ongoing
    • Where: Wherever you'd like
    • What: Help build out the humane education program. We've got big plans for the 2014-2015 school year and need help putting them into place. If you've got education experience, we'd love to hear from you.
    • When: Saturday, July 19th, 10-3
    • Where: East Bay SPCA adoptathon- Jack London Square
    • What: 3 dog handlers for the dog mobile, 1 driver to, 1 from, 1 coordinator

    • When: Wednesday, July 16th, morning
    • Where: from office to Fremont
    • What: bring kittens to get spayed! Van available or take your car

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Hi All!

    If you haven’t heard already, we are participating in the Alameda 4th of July Parade on Friday and are inviting all of you to join us! Fosters and volunteers- everyone!

    The details:
    • Confirm with me today (tomorrow morning at the latest) that you are interested in walking!
    • Kids welcome and encouraged! You must walk with your kids if they come, but we know they are part of the Hopalong family!
    • You will meet the See Spot Run contingent at about 9:45 in Alameda near Park and Lincoln- I’ll give you exact location.
    • The walk is about 3 miles, but if you know Alameda, you know it’s flat, and the parade doesn’t move too quickly.
    • Wear a Hopalong shirt (we’ll give you one if you don’t have one), smile, wave, and show off!


    You’ll be done by noon, so you’ll have plenty of time to go catch your picnic, fireworks and other patriotic activities!

    Again, please email me ASAP if you’re interested in participating. We’re looking for at least 10 people to walk with us, and I want to make sure I get you all the details you’ll need!


    Thanks everyone, and have a safe and happy holiday!

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Opportunities June 23 and forward

    The fun never stops!

    • When: Saturday, June 28th, 12-3
    • Where: Fenton's
    • What: 1 dog handlers for the dog mobile

    • When: Monday, June 30th, morning
    • Where: from vet in Fremont to office
    • What: bring a dog back from vet in Fremont to Oakland. Van available, or take your car.

      • When: Last Wednesday of the month, 5-7pm (June 25, July 30, etc. Pick one or all!)
      • Where: Tiburon Tavern, Marin
      • What: 1 volunteer to set up and manage an event table at Yappy Hour. Every month, the Tiburon Tavern hosts a happy hour where guests can bring their dogs. We're the featured nonprofit! Schmooze and talk up Hopalong!

      • When: Friday, July 4th, 11:30-2:30ish
      • Where: Alameda
      • What: We'll be joining Alameda See Spot run in the Alameda 4th of July parade- 3 miles of fun! Help talk up Hopalong- smile, wave, hand out postcards, drink water, etc!

      • When: Saturday, July 5th, 12-3
      • Where: Pet Food Express, Rockridge
      • What: 3 dog handlers for the dog mobile, 1 driver to, 1 from

      • When: Daily- pick a weekly shift (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday available)
      • Where: Woodlands, Mill Valley (Marin)
      • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

      • When: Saturday, July 19th, 10-3
      • Where: East Bay SPCA adoptathon- Jack London Square
      • What: 3 dog handlers for the dog mobile, 1 driver to, 1 from, 1 coordinator

      • When: Anytime!
      • Where: Home!
      • What: Help research events where Hopalong can have a presence. Think street fairs, festivals, etc. 

      • When: Ongoing
      • Where: Wherever you'd like
      • What: Help build out the humane education program. We've got big plans for the 2014-2015 school year and need help putting them into place. If you've got education experience, we'd love to hear from you.

      Wednesday, June 18, 2014

      Wednesday!

      Hi everyone!

      I hope today finds you well and celebrating a great A’s win! Or at least celebrating all of the great adoptions- we can barely keep kittens in and send thanks to all of the dog fosters who have been answering our requests so quickly! We hope those guys will go very quickly as well.

      Today is one of those “ask-y” emails- I’ve got a ton of things coming up and lots of cool ways you can participate!

      As always, all of the details are on the weekly blog- this is something I started about 6 months ago to help all of us (me included) to help keep track of what’s available. I think that blogs might be a little 2007, but it is a quick way to both share the details of what’s coming up in case you want to jump on something AND to keep these emails from being newspaper length (newspapers might also be a little 2007, but you know what I mean!)

      Here are the short versions of what’s needed- any and all help is really REALLY appreciated! There are a ton of other things- things from home, further out events, etc.
      ·         This Friday: A drive to pick up fixed kittens at Aborn (Fremont). Van available, timing flexible!
      ·         This Saturday (the 21st) from 12-3: Basically EVERYTHING for a dog mobile at the Pet Food Express in Rockridge- a coordinator, 3 handlers, a driver to/from.
      ·         Tuesday, June 24th: A morning drive (between 7:30 and 8:30) to shuttle a little dog for her neuter appointment from a daycare in Emeryville to a vet in Berkeley. Short drive, your car.
      ·         Ongoing Marin opportunities- cats and events- talk to me or read the details.

      ·         July 4th: walk in the Alameda 4th of July Parade! Have a great time, hold a banner, hand out postcards, etc. 11:30-2:30 ish. Still plenty of time for other events. Bring the kids!

      Tuesday, June 17, 2014

      Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: June 17 and forward

      Start your engines, summer is here!
      • When: Saturday, June 21st, 12-3
      • Where: Pet Food Express Rockridge
      • What: 1 dog handler for the dog mobile, 1 coordinator, 1 driver to the event, 1 from.

      • When: Last Wednesday of the month, 5-7pm (June 25, July 30, etc. Pick one or all!)
      • Where: Tiburon Tavern, Marin
      • What: 1 volunteer to set up and manage an event table at Yappy Hour. Every month, the Tiburon Tavern hosts a happy hour where guests can bring their dogs. We're the featured nonprofit! Schmooze and talk up Hopalong!

      • When: Daily- pick a weekly shift (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday available)
      • Where: Woodlands, Mill Valley (Marin)
      • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

      • When: Saturday, June 28th, 12-3
      • Where: Fenton's
      • What: 1 dog handler for the dog mobile

      • When: Friday, July 4th, 11:30-2:30ish
      • Where: Alameda
      • What: We'll be joining Alameda See Spot run in the Alameda 4th of July parade- 3 miles of fun! Help talk up Hopalong- smile, wave, hand out postcards, drink water, etc!

      • When: Anytime!
      • Where: Home!
      • What: Help research events where Hopalong can have a presence. Think street fairs, festivals, etc. 

      • When: Ongoing
      • Where: Wherever you'd like
      • What: Help build out the humane education program. We've got big plans for the 2014-2015 school year and need help putting them into place. If you've got education experience, we'd love to hear from you.

      • When: Anytime!
      • Where: Home!
      • What: Help find appropriate corporate sponsors. This can be approached various ways- if you've got grant experience, great, if not, start learning! We're learning, too!

      • When: Tuesday, June 24th one drive between 7:30 and 8:30 and one at 4:30
      • Where: Every Dog (Emeryville) to Campus Vet (Berkeley)
      • What: pick up a dog at Every Dog and bring him to Campus in the morning; pick up the dog at Campus and bring him back to Every Dog in the afternoon. Your car.
      • When: Monday, June 23
      • Where: Drive to Fremont
      • What: Pick up kittens in Fremont! Van available or take your own car!

      Monday, June 9, 2014

      New Opportunities! (June 9th and forward)

      Onwards and upwards!

      • When: Thursday, 2pm
      • Where: Office toFremont
      • What: Tentative drive: we're doing a shelter run tomorrow and need a backup driver of dogs TO Fremont and kittens back FROM Fremont. Animals will be loaded in the van.

      • When: Last Wednesday of the month, 5-7pm 
      • Where: Tiburon Tavern, Marin
      • What: 1 volunteer to set up and manage an event table at Yappy Hour. Every month, the Tiburon Tavern hosts a happy hour where guests can bring their dogs. We're the featured nonprofit! Schmooze and talk up Hopalong!

      • When: Daily- pick a weekly shift.
      • Where: Woodlands, Mill Valley (Marin)
      • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

      • When: Anytime!
      • Where: Home!
      • What: Help research events where Hopalong can have a presence. Think street fairs, festivals, etc. 

      • When: Anytime!
      • Where: Home!
      • What: Help find appropriate corporate sponsors. This can be approached various ways- if you've got grant experience, great, if not, start learning! We're learning, too!

      • When: Ongoing
      • Where: Wherever you'd like
      • What: Help build out the humane education program. We've got big plans for the 2014-2015 school year and need help putting them into place. If you've got education experience, we'd love to hear from you.

      • When: Friday, July 4th
      • Where: Alameda
      • What: We'll be joining Alameda See Spot run in the Alameda 4th of July parade- 3 miles of fun! We may have a mobile, we'll definitely have kids, and it will be really hot and fun :)

      • When: Between now and Friday
      • Where: Office to Marin
      • What: Kittens are coming to Marin! Before they can go, we need cages and supplies brought over- van available Friday morning, but Thursday a volunteer vehicle will be needed.