The Sato Project runs almost entirely on the passion and dedication of our many wonderful volunteers.

Are you interested in volunteering for The Sato Project? Here are some of the ways you can help:

  • Foster a Sato:  We are always in need of fosters in the greater New York region and in Puerto Rico. The Sato Project provides everything needed to welcome one of our dogs into your home (food, leash, harness, and bed), and we cover for any necessary veterinary expenses. For more information visit our Foster a Sato page.

  • Transporting dogs: We are often in need of volunteers with large vehicles to transport our dogs from the airport to their new forever or temporary homes, sometimes crossing many state borders!

  • Professional skills: Are you a professional such as a web designer, writer, or photographer who would like to contribute some of your time and effort to our cause? Tell us about your skills and passions and perhaps you can help The Sato Project tell our stories and spread the word about our work.

If you would like to help, please submit a volunteer application at or send us an email at