Become a Volunteer Dog Walker

Position Description
  • Using safe animal handling techniques and designated training protocols, remove animals from kennels, leash dogs, and walk or take to play yard for play, training or socialization.
  • Under guidance of shelter dog trainer, work with dogs on obedience, sit, stay, down and come.
  • Upon request from staff, show dogs to potential adopters and answer questions as needed.
  • Scoop feces and dispose of appropriately.
  • Maintain clean kennel housing during shift.
  • Provide fresh water as needed.
  • Alert staff if any medical or behavioral issues are noted.
Special Capabilities and Requirements
  • Must be able to provide friendly, knowledgeable customer service and to answer questions in a professional manner, deferring to staff if guidance is needed.
  • Must be able to understand, learn and utilize positive reinforcement training protocols.
  • Note: This is a physically active volunteer position.
  • Attend General Orientation Session.
  • Attend 2 – 4 training session(s) with Red Lock Handler.

Ready to Become a Volunteeer?

Fill out the volunteer application here

Expectations of Pet Project Foundation Volunteers:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit an application and attend appropriate orientation and training sessions
  • Be able to make a commitment of at least 6 months to your volunteer position
  • Report to assigned shift on time and stay until the end of your shift
  • Notify the volunteer coordinator if you are unable to come in for your assigned shift
  • Follow the direction of paid staff at all times
  • Learn and follow the policies of the shelter
  • Wear clothing appropriate to the season and to your assignment
  • Report accidents and bites promptly to staff
  • Interact courteously and professionally with staff, guests and volunteers
  • Become a member of Pet Project Foundation by paying the annual dues - a volunteer t-shirt is included with initial fee