Start your morning by walking a shelter dog!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2250 Barber Greene RdDeKalb, IL 60115


PURPOSE OF POSITION: To help ensure that the shelter dogs receive at least the minimum recommended number of walks/exercise each day and to better prepare the shelter dogs for adoption/transition in their new homes. Volunteer Dog Walkers assist from 7-9AM or between the hours of 4-7PM. We are currently recruiting Volunteers for all weekday mornings from 7-9AM and from 4-6PM (Monday-Wednesday) and 4-7PM (Thursday and Friday).

Provide shelter dogs with adequate walks
Answer questions from the public in accordance with Tails policies/procedures
Inform staff of any animal behavior, temperament or health issues
Maintain a high level of communication with Tails staff

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to be a Volunteer Dog Walker.

Note: For safety reasons, individuals with special needs must be accompanied by an authorized and designated parent supervisor (18 years+) who will submit their own TAILS Volunteer application, Volunteer fee and attend the Volunteer orientation, trainings and accompany the Volunteer for all Volunteer assignments/shifts. This must be a parent of the individual Volunteer. There are no exceptions.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • People Skills

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours each week

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