Calling all helpers.
‘Adopt’ a family in need.

In the spirit of supporting committed pet owners during these difficult times, we’re matching individuals who want to make a difference with struggling dog owners who’ve been hit by Covid19 created hardships. Once a match is made, you can communicate with your family and guide them towards essentials such as pet food, supplies, groceries, veterinary resources and general support. The amount of help you offer is up to you. Thank you for caring about the people and pets in your community.

Sign Up Here

I Need Help

Please click here to tell us about your current situation and to request a match with a volunteer who has offered to help you with food and other needs. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to make a difference during these challenging times.

Click Here To Receive Help

I Want To Help

Please click here to be matched with a pet owner who’s asked for help. You can ‘adopt’ more than one family, and you’re also welcome to build a group effort by tapping your friends, co-workers and families for problem solving help for your match families.

Click Here To Start Helping

The Legal Stuff

Please keep in mind that we do not have the capacity to run background checks or screen participants beyond a friendly phone call. We are trusting that the users of this matching system will continue to be good, honest and kind to one another.

By completing the sign up form to be matched, you agree that you accept all risk and responsibility and further hold BADRAP and any facilitator associated with this matching system harmless.

How This Works

Once our volunteers facilitate a connection between parties, you and your match will take complete ownership of the process. The need for help is huge right now. While we’re here to guide you and share our best tips and resources, this matching project is simply a vehicle for allowing the incredible helpers in our online community to connect with struggling families who don’t know where to turn. How you work together is completely up to the two of you. Read: FAQ

Can’t help but want to support this effort? Your donations will allow us to offer food, vet care and other essentials through BADRAP’s Keep’Em Home focus. We thank you.


Some Recommended Ideas

  • Learn what your Match Family is struggling to access (food, supplies, vet care, training help) so you can begin to problem solve.

  • Research local pet food banks and/or offer to locate available pet food and donate.

  • Help your Match locate affordable veterinary resources including spay/neuter help as needed. Note: For SF Bay Area families, BADRAP may be able to help with some of this need. LINK

  • Consider helping your Match Family set up a GoFundMe site for larger needs and emergencies.

  • Call occasionally to check in with your Match Family.

  • Helpers can join our private Discussion Group for support, discussion and shared problem solving.