Dog/Puppy

Dog Volunteer Opportunities. There are two levels of volunteering with the dogs; basic and advanced. All volunteers must attend basic volunteer orientation. Advanced volunteer duties require the orientation session and task specific training sessions. 

Dog Butlers (at Adoption Center)

(Advanced) Take the dogs out into the play yards for exercise and nature calls. Provide outside clean up and occasional inside clean up. Make sure every dog has fun and is well behaved, focusing on behavior and positive conditioning training.
7-9am and 4-6pm shifts include putting dogs in crates for feeding time.
Adult/Youth Team: Dog Butler is approved for only one youth in an Adult/Youth team and adult must handle leashed dog.
Training: attend Dog Handling and Dog Butler task training session required - Shadow session recommended
Schedule: 4 shifts per day, 4 volunteers per shift
Everyday, 7am-9am, 11am-1pm, 4pm-6pm, and 8pm-9pm

Canine Housekeepers ( at Adoption Center)

Clean the dog bedrooms while the dogs are outside.Can spend time with dogs outside when rooms are cleaned.
Adult/Youth Team 1:1 ratio
Training: on-the-job training
Schedule: 4 shifts per day, 2 volunteers per shift
Everyday, 7am-9am, 11am-1pm, 4pm-6pm, and 8pm-9pm

Dog Matchmakers (at Adoption Center)

(Advanced) Matchmakers are stationed in the hallways outside the dog rooms. They will have key access to the pet rooms and will be responsible for managing the public access to animals. Matchmakers are expected to become knowledgeable about the pets in their areas and help potential adopters get to know the pets they might be interested in. Dog Matchmakers will direct interested adopters to visit rooms, get selected dogs and coordinate visit. If adopter is interested in pursuing possible adoption, the Matchmaker will direct them to Adoption Counselors.

Dog Matchmakers not approved for Adult/Youth team.

Training: attend Dog Handling and Puppy/Dog Matchmaker training session required. - Shadow session recommended for Dog MM
Schedule: 2 to 3 dog volunteers per shift

Monday, 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm and 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm
Wednesday, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm
Thursday, Closed to the public - none
Friday, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm
Saturday, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm
Sunday, 1pm-3pm and 3pm-5pm

Super Scrubbers (Dog) (at Adoption Center)

(Basic) Volunteers who do a deep cleaning of a dog bedroom help keep them extra clean. Once (or twice) a month these volunteers do a thorough cleaning (scrub the floors and walls). It takes about an hour to thoroughly clean one dog bedroom. This should be done when the dogs are outside during one of the butler or referee shifts (preferably when we are closed to the public. Sunday mornings or Mondays would be best but we can be flexible).

Adult/Youth Team 1:1 ratio
Training: on-the-job training
Schedule: Selected Saturday mornings 9am-11am

Puppy Butlers (at Adoption Center)

(Basic) Clean and sanitize the puppy tubs. Bending over short tub walls to pick up soiled newspaper, mopping, providing water and food. This is an excellent task for Adult/Youth teams because the youth can entertain the puppies while the adult is cleaning the tubs.
Adult/Youth Team 1:2 ratio
Training
: on-the-job training
Schedules: 1 volunteer per shift
everyday, 8am-9am and 8pm-9pm
Sunday, Monday, Thursdays 11am-1pm and Thursdays 4-6pm

Puppy Matchmakers (at Adoption Center)

(Advanced) Matchmakers are stationed in the puppy area. Matchmakers are expected to become knowledgeable about the pets in their areas and help potential adopters get to know the pets they might be interested in. If adopter is interested in pursuing possible adoption, the Matchmaker will direct them to Adoption Counselors.

Adult/Youth Team 1:2 ratio:

Training: attend Puppy/Dog Matchmaker training session required.
Schedule: 1 puppy volunteer per shift
Monday, 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm and 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm
Wednesday, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm
Thursday, Closed to the public - none
Friday, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm
Saturday, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm
Sunday, 1pm-3pm and 3pm-5pm