Rescue, Repair, Rebuild

GreaterGood.org's Rescue Rebuild is a shelter renovation program that
recruits volunteers from all over the country to help shelters in need. 

Volunteer with Rescue Rebuild!

With Rescue Rebuild working on as many as 50 projects a year, there's a good chance we'll be near you soon! Sign up for our volunteer list so you can be notified of our upcoming projects!

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We don't sleep on the job.
Follow along as we travel the country!

Hammers and Nails for Happy Tails


Rescue Rebuild is a shelter renovation program that recruits volunteers from all over the country to help shelters in need.  Our team travels to selected shelters to take projects from concept to creation to improve both the lives of humans and animals.

We help animals in need in a variety of different settings: Animal Shelters, Domestic Violence Shelters, and Homeless & Veterans Housing.

Animal Shelters


Our goal is to make animal shelters more adoption-friendly by creating spaces that are engaging and enriching for pets and people alike.  We work with shelters to construct fun and welcoming environments alongside animal-loving volunteers. Some of our favorite projects include:

  • Play yards & agility
  • Kennel installations & repairs
  • Free-roaming cat rooms & outdoor enclosures
  • Shelter makeovers

Domestic Violence Shelters


Approximately 47% of pet-owning victims of domestic violence delay leaving their abuser because they are afraid to leave their pet behind. Currently, less than 5% of the domestic violence shelters accept pets and Rescue Rebuild aims to fix that disparity. We work alongside domestic violence shelters by building pet-friendly spaces for families in a time of crisis. There are many creative ways to accommodate animals at existing domestic violence shelters:

  • Room conversions
  • Kennel facilities on-site
  • Facilitating partnerships with local animal shelters

Homeless & Veterans Housing


No one should have to make a decision between staying with their pet and finding a warm place to sleep. The therapeutic benefits of the human-animal bond are undeniable, and we strive to keep those families and their pets together. We change that by working with existing homeless shelters to provide pet-friendly solutions that keep families together.  Pet-friendly accommodations can consist of:

  • Room conversions
  • Kennel facilities on-site
  • Facilitating partnerships with local animal shelters

Have Truck, Will Travel


48 states, 3 countries, and over 140 projects…Rescue Rebuild isn’t afraid to hit the road with our tools in tow! We’ve traveled far and wide to help great shelters, families, and pets.  Check out our shelter map (right) to see just some of the places we’ve been!

Is your organization in need of a visit from Rescue Rebuild? Apply for a renovation grant below!

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