There are so many compassionate animal lovers in our community – and you're probably one of them! Read on to find out how YOU can help.


Whether you're a visitor to our legendary Wine Country, or are a Napa Valley resident, volunteering for Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (JARR) will make a difference in the lives of these animals! We are in immediate need of:


  • Foster parents

While waiting for their forever home, might you provide a loving, temporary place for an animal to land for a few months, a week, or even just a few days? JARR will provide pre-approved medical care for foster animals, and in many cases cover the costs of food and flea and tick medication.

  • Transportation

JARR provides spay/neuter and other medical procedures for all of our rescued animals – at times we need volunteers to take them to and from the veterinarian, transport animals from surrender situations or shelters to foster homes, or provide transport services for medication, food, etc. Commitment time varies from as a little as a few moments to a few hours. This is an on-call duty.

  • Occasional dog walking

Do you enjoy getting your daily fresh air and exercise? Why not consider volunteering to walk our foster animals? We need dog walkers located throughout the Napa Valley. From time to time, our fosters also require assistance with animal sitting and feeding needs. 

  • Senior Pet Wellness

Our dedicated Senior Pet Wellness volunteers work hand in hand with senior citizens and their pets to ensure the animals are receiving the care, exercise, supplies provided for in the program.

  • Special Events

JARR hosts and participates in a variety of special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Volunteers are needed for responsibilities at these events such as: ambassadors, greeters, registration, set-up, clean-up, etc. 

  • Community Outreach

We educate the community about our mission at many locations such as the Napa and St. Helena Farmer’s Markets, Whole Foods, and at other community events throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to share information about JARR with the public. Attendance of an orientation to learn more is mandatory for participation.

  • Farmed Animals + Horse Care support

Several of our volunteers partner with our foster parents to provide extra TLC to our farmed animals and horses.

  • Ella's CatHouse & Catnip Bar

Are you a crazy cat person? Our feline adoption lounge needs volunteers to donate their time as cat greeters, lead cat specialists, and helping to groom and socialize our adoptable cats


If you need additional information about any of the above opportunities, please email or apply here.



JARR is doing so many great things — thanks in large part to our amazing volunteers, and our reputation continues to grow every day for the good deeds and important work accomplished. We're in the business of saving lives and JARR wants to save even more of them. SOLUTION: MORE QUALITY FOSTER HOMES…because fostering saves lives. 

WE ARE PUTTING OUT A  FOSTER CHALLENGE/CALL TO ACTION TO YOU. Please take a look at your mobile phone directory and reach out to your friends, colleagues, and families in  the Napa/Sonoma area and ask them if they would consider fostering dogs/cats for JARR. If you're not already a JARR Foster, perhaps you would consider it as well.

We are in dire need of the following types of fosters:

  • Emergency: 24-72 hours

  • Short Term: 7-28 days

  • Standard: 1-6 months

  • Extended: 6 months+

  • Fospice (Medial Needs/Behavioral Needs): Caring for an animal during its final stages/able to administer medications, manage health care and/or physical therapy, and work on possible behavioral issues.


  • FOOD





Contact with questions.


With extreme gratitude,
Monica + David Stevens

While waiting for their forever home, might you provide a loving, temporary place for an animal to land for a few months, a week, or even just a few days? Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch will provide food, vaccinations, flea/tick medication, and pre-approved medical care for its foster animals.

As we ready JARR's 40-acre physical property for full operations, we are also excited to announce our partnership with Napa Emergency Women's Services (NEWS) and their Survivor Pet Outreach Team (SPOT PROGRAM). Through this collaboration, we can help families in crisis find foster parents and homes for their beloved pets. Our foster parents are temporary parents and care for these animals until a permanent adoption can be made. Often, family members trapped in abusive environments hesitate to leave their situation because they have nowhere to go with their pets.

“People ask how I can foster, love, and then let go of a dog like Sammi. I foster because I cannot get enough of the Love that animals like Sammi share with us, if we give them a chance. I can let go because that way even more people get to experience that love. Sammi gave me a ton of Love during our four months together and I tried my best share it back with her. Now Sammi is giving that Love to her new family — and they’re loving her back big time. That’s six people more than just me. That’s the kind of Love multiplier this world needs right now. You see, I believe that there’s immense power to heal in the unconditional Love of an animal — enough to make almost any heart open just a bit. And right now, I feel that this world could use a whole lot of that healing Love. That’s why I foster.”
— Mark Jordan, JARR Foster Dad

Our foster parents not only provide a safe and loving home for animals in need, but offer peace of mind to the family who can now get the help they need, knowing their pet is in good hands. While fostering requires time and patience, the rewards are immeasurable.




JARR is growing! We're a passionate bunch of animal advocates seeking a community-focused, hard working, and experienced addition to our team. 

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