It's Pawsitively Exciting: Dog Socialization Team


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


2405 W Birchfield Rd.Yakima, WA 98901


Help to reduce stress and to enhance the adoptability of dogs and puppies in YHS’ care. Volunteers exercise adoptable dogs/puppies, use positive behavior management techniques, and keep basic records on each animal. In addition, these volunteers provide excellent customer service to visitors and guests.

Essential Responsibilities :

1) Maintain a calm, stress-free attitude and atmosphere when working with adoptable dogs.

2) Take adult adoptable dogs outside for potty breaks and/or 15-30 minute walks (weather-dependent). Socialize adoptable juvenile dogs (indoors).

3) Alert staff to any unusual signs / symptoms of adoptable animals. Maintain socialization / temperament records for each animal worked with.

4) Light clean-up and side duties (washing dishes, folding laundry, poop pickup, etc.)


  • Customer Service
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 8 hours per month, for 4 months
  • Animal handling experience is not but always helpful, no court mandated hours

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