Welcome to Doobert!
We know that new things are often hard to understand so we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers to make it easy.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Today Doobert works in the United States and Canada, but we’re always looking for opportunities to expand. If you’re from another country and want to have us expand Doobert to help support your animal rescue efforts, shoot us a message using the Help/Support button and we’d be glad to work with you.
Doobert was a very special cat and an inspiration to his owners. You can read more about the story of Doobert on the What is a Doobert? page.
Funds received by Doobert are reinvested into the company to allow for development of additional software functions and capabilities to further our support of animal rescues. Doobert is not structured as a charity organization, but IS operated in a not-for-profit manner. Doobert operates as a social enterprise. A social enterprise is a revenue-generating business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to deliver profit to shareholders and owners.
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The answer is “it depends.” Each transport is unique. Generally, volunteers provide their own crates, although sometimes (less frequently) rescues provide the crates. Cats and puppies must always be crated, and no animal should ever ride in a driver’s lap. Animals too big for crates can be tethered to back-seat seatbelts. Each Doobert request-form lists animal specifics, and you are encouraged to ask the transport coordinator additional questions.
Additionally, we recommend building a “transport kit” so you have frequently used items at your fingertips.
Since each transport is unique, we recommend reach out to the Transport Coordinator, they are responsible for making sure the transport is filled and all legs are covered.
Of course! Doobert is designed so that YOU can modify and maintain your profile. Schedule changed? No problem. Just update the day(s) of the week that you’re available and the system will automatically take your updated schedule into account.
Great question! If not, we would love them to! If you don’t see your favorite rescue or shelter listed on our Doobert Organization Map please let them know about Doobert.
There are MANY ways you can volunteer to help animals
- Transporter – Transportation plays a huge role in saving animals. As a transporter, you will help move animals to locations where they are more likely to get adopted, remove them from an overcrowded shelter, deliver them to a foster or forever home or take them to see a vet. Once an organization submits a route that goes through your area, you’ll be notified by email. As most of the trips are long distance, you can sign up to drive or fly one or more legs. A leg is usually 50-60 miles.
- Transport Coordinator – If you love animals, like working with people and are organized, this job might be for you. You’ll be responsible for helping rescues, shelters and volunteers coordinate long-distance transports. Although there is a learning curve, we have all the training, information, and support you’ll need to be a successful.
- Foster Home – Organizations utilize fosters to house animals that won’t do well in a shelter environment, reducing overcrowding or helping animals with special needs. Fosters are also needed to provide a place for overnight stays during long transports. If you have the room in your home, room in your heart and the time, please consider being a foster.
- Photographer – A good image can make all the difference in animal adoption. Photographers should have a love of animals, a good eye and access to (and a working knowledge of) both adjustable cameras and Photoshop. Shelters need committed photographers (that is, available on an ongoing basis) who work well with other volunteers and are willing to work with all breeds of cats and dogs. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the work, they must be able to process and upload the images under tight deadlines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Doobert will help you automate your transport requests, assist you in finding other Doobert organizations to partner with & we even have tools like RescueTube that will help you collect videos of animals from your volunteers so you can get them adopted quicker! Our latest innovation is FosterSpace – check it out today for FREE!
You can check out videos on our YouTube channel, where we are adding more every week!
And, we have SO much more coming!
There are two levels of volunteers on Doobert. Un-verified and Doobert Verified.
Unverified Volunteers – When a volunteer sets up a profile they are an un-verified volunteer but can still receive volunteer & transport requests. We do not restrict them but make it clear to you as the organization whether they are Doobert verified or not. Our perspective is: each organization should be allowed to choose the level of screening and checking required rather than unilaterally applying a standard.
Doobert Verified Volunteers – If volunteers want, they can apply for Doobert Verified status. Our application process allows us to verify who they say they are and check references accordingly. Additionally, we conduct public record searches to look for red flags (animal abuse, fraud etc.) We use the Driver’s License and birth date to verify that the volunteer is over 18 and to verify our public record search. We do not do full background checks. All of the information provided in the Doobert Verified process is kept internal and we only indicate verified or not verified on the users’ profile.
If you see the image greyed out then they’re not Doobert verified. We re-verify people on an annual basis to try and keep Doobert as safe as possible.
Can’t find the answer to your question?
No problem! Simply click the Help/Support button down in the bottom right corner and we’ll get back to you right away!