RedRover News



February 6, 2023

Mentoring a young pet lover: A volunteer’s story

By Caty Franco, Project Manager Virginia “Ginny” Volk-Anderson loves kids, animals, and nature. So, when she first heard of the RedRover Readers program back in 2011, […]
February 6, 2023

Baxter’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator For Elizabeth’s six children, the family dogs, Baxter and Stella, were simply two more siblings to play with and […]
January 10, 2023

Lucky Luna Lovegood’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Bethany had long been involved in the world of animal rescue when she realized the unique problems domestic rabbits […]
January 10, 2023

A Happy Tail for Cheech the Chihuahua

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Nate had already endured a long, difficult year when he turned the calendar to November. The pain of losing […]
December 13, 2022

2022 Year in Review

This year brought records and milestones for RedRover’s programs, and we have you to thank for making our lifesaving efforts such a success in 2022. Check […]
December 12, 2022

Bringing Ruby home: A Hurricane Ian adoption story

By Keleigh Friedrich, Director of Communications When Jamie Carlson deployed last fall to help animals after Hurricane Ian, she couldn’t help but think back to when […]
December 9, 2022

Your friendly neighborhood Bobcat: A Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Bobcat, a cherished community cat, had already lived a long and storied life at 19 years old. But when […]
December 9, 2022

Singing Sweet Pea’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator  Sweet Pea the dog has the voice of an angel – a smiley, slobbery, wiggly pit bull angel. […]
November 16, 2022

Pilot program for Sacramento’s Native youth

By Caty Franco, Project Manager Earlier this year, RedRover launched a partnership with the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC) to develop and pilot an expanded […]

 
December 8, 2020

Bringing empathy to at-home learning

When COVID-19 hit and schools closed throughout the country, our RedRover Readers and Kind News magazine teams went into brainstorming mode: How could we continue to […]
November 17, 2020

RedRover Readers Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Hildebrand

Lynn Hildebrand is a Humane Education Teacher at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, California. She became involved with RedRover Readers when she attended a […]
September 18, 2020

RedRover Readers Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Janet Martinez

When Dr. Janet Martinez isn’t with her three beautiful, furry canine family members–Coco, Mavis, and Gigi–she works as a Health Technology Education professor at the University […]
April 27, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: RedRover Responders volunteers share their experience

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we asked our RedRover Responders volunteers to share their experience of deploying with RedRover. Read their stories below.

“It’s invigorating. I thought I was going to be tired every day, and I have found that being around these people that are here for the same reason, from all walks of life, by the end of the day I’m not tired at all...You feel like you have an extended family now.” - RedRover Responders volunteer Donna Gonder, 2016 WA domestic violence shelter build

April 26, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: Andy Bass looks back on 21 years as a RedRover Responders volunteer

Andy Bass took the RedRover Responders volunteer training 21 years ago. His first deployment with RedRover (then UAN) was 8 years later for Hurricane Charley in Bartow, FL. Here, he shares an article he wrote about his experience in 2004, followed by his reflections today.

As I head up the turnpike from Fort Lauderdale to central Florida, a drive I have made many times as a dog rescuer, three thoughts cross my mind.

April 24, 2017

Volunteer spotlight: Patty Sprong, RedRover Responders volunteer

By Patty Sprong, RedRover Responders volunteer

November 10, 2016

A second chance for senior dog rescues

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month – the perfect time to express our gratitude for our older pets and all they bring to our lives!

November 10, 2016

Volunteer spotlight: Catherine Faver and Janet Martinez, RedRover Readers volunteers

Our RedRover Readers volunteer facilitators are dedicated to making a difference in tomorrow’s world. Dr. Catherine Faver and Dr. Janet Martinez are two examples of compassion in action, as they inspire children to make the world a more compassionate place for people and animals.

February 16, 2016

Order your limited edition RedRover Responders shirt!

It is "tour" t-shirt time! In 2015, RedRover Responders volunteers sheltered more than 1,400 animals. We can't think of a better way to celebrate their amazing animal-saving efforts than by proudly wearing the 2015 Tour T-shirt. For a limited time, you can order your own commemorative Tour T-shirt listing all of the deployments from 2015. This year, the T-shirt is a heathered gray color with black writing.