Fundraising Toolkit

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Becoming a Champion for Animals is Easy

Step 1:

Register for Doggie Dash to begin your journey.

Step 2:

Set up your fundraising page and use the tools below to inspire your community to donate to your page.

Step 3:

Join us at the festival—or wherever you are—on May 11 to celebrate!

Fundraising Toolkit

We're definitely biased, but we think animals are just the best. If you agree, please tell your friends, family, coworkers, former classmates, and everyone who follows you on social media that you're helping animals in need!

Don't overthink it! Just be genuine and ask your community to support a cause that means a lot to you.

It's always a good idea to include a photo, too! So feel free to share a photo of your own pet, or help yourself to any of the graphics below! We have also provided sample email and social media templates, sharable stories, and even posters you can print and distribute throughout your neighborhood.

Talking Points About Oregon Humane Society

While animals are at the core of all we do, Oregon Humane Society serves the community in numerous ways beyond pet adoptions. Read on to learn more about our other programs and services so that you can inspire your community to donate to a cause you care about!

  • OHS' full-service Community Veterinary Hospital (CVH) provides high-quality care to ALL clients in a compassionate and judgement-free environment. In its first year of operation, CVH served 14,000 clients and provided more than $560,000 in subsidized care for pet owners in need of assistance.
  • Our Humane Law Enforcement Team, commissioned by Oregon State Police, are the only officers in Oregon dedicated to concerns of animal abuse. In 2023, OHS' Humane Law Enforcement team investigated 3,581 reports of suspected cruelty and neglect. 
  • OHS' Humane Education programs serve students in Portland and Salem, primarily in Title 1 schools. Our education programs include classroom visits, after-school clubs, summer camps, and shelter tours.
  • The OHS Animal Medical Learning Center inside our Portland shelter is a hands-on classroom for upcoming veterinarians. Every student from OSU College of Veterinary Medicine spends a two-week residency in the shelter, with the option of a third week in the Community Veterinary Hospital.

Oregon Humane Society Fun Facts

  • Date founded: 1868
  • Number of campuses: 2 (Portland and Salem)
  • Total annual adoptions: 10,000+
  • Average length of stay for dogs (including foster): 15 days
  • Number of active volunteers (including youth volunteers): 1,569
  • Length of time we will keep an animal in our care until they are adopted: unlimited
  • Average cost to care for one animal for one day, including staff time and general operating expenses: $150

Shareable Graphics

Use one of the images below or share a photo of your own pet to spread the word about Doggie Dash and your fundraising efforts! To save an image below: On desktop, right click “save image as." On mobile, press and hold until a prompt pops up and add it to your photo library.

Post Graphics


Story Graphics


Email Template

Kick off your fundraising efforts by reaching out to your email contacts. Can't find the words? Use our sample email template to help you find your voice.

Tip: You can also send donation requests and thank you emails to your donors through your fundraising portal. Get a step-by-step tutorial.


Social Media Templates

Broadcast your fundraiser on social media! Use our sample social posts to craft your message. Be sure to include a photo of your pet or one of our shareable graphics above.


Shareable Stories

Sharing a shelter pet's story can be really impactful in your fundraising outreach! Use one of our shareable stories featuring shelter pets from Oregon Humane Society.


Printable Posters

Help spread the word about Doggie Dash and recruit new teammates! Pick a poster to print and place it at your favorite neighborhood spots (coffee shops, pet stores, dog parks, etc.). Click one of the images below to access the printable poster.