Q: A new volunteer would be amazing, but Brittany is located in CT, and we're in NY on Long Island. Do you have any that are closer to us?
A: Good news! There are volunteers registered with us that are closer to you! So sorry about the one we emailed you that's in CT, our mapping system doesn't realize there's a large expanse of water (with a long ferry ride!) between you and Middletown -- it only sees your zip code as being within 50 miles of Brittany.
Although the automated new volunteer alerts have a set search radius of 50 miles, you can use the volunteer search tool in your account's admin area to manually search and then contact volunteers closer to you.
(FYI you can turn on or off the new Volunteer email alerts on your My Pet Publicist Info page at https://www.adoptapet.com/cgi-bin/shelter/publicist.cgi/publicist_edit_form -- or just ignore the ones that are too far from you.)
When I run a search within 10 miles of your zip code for volunteers who want to help with dogs, it brings up a good number of volunteers, all on Long Island. You can run the search and then either click on each volunteer's name to see their contact info, or check multiple ones and click the email button to email more than one at the same time. That's at
Please let me know if you need any other help!