U-R-G-E-N-T!!! Dog Walkers [or] Kennel Cleaners -- 3 hrs/week! (Freeport, NY)


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


RHR's RescueFreeport, NY 11520


Join our team of caring and awesome volunteers who work at our Rescue facility taking care of our puppies/dogs! Experience it once and you will want to come back! You must be at least 18 years old (sorry no exceptions) for this position.

Make sure to click on [+] READ MORE button below to read more information on this opportunity!

Major Responsibilities:

  • Socializing and comforting the dogs -- Give our pups lots of love and hugs
  • Walk dogs
  • Clean kennels/crates
  • Prepare food and feed dogs
  • Wash dog bowls
  • Give an occasional dog a bath
  • Organize supplies
  • Sometimes take home laundry (not required)
  • Teach basic obedience commands

Length of term:

At least 1-2 month commitment for 3 hours per week. Only 1 shift per week is required (see below for the shifts per day).

4 Available Shifts:

  • - Weekday Shift: 9:30am to 1pm
  • - Weekday Shift: 7pm to 10pm
  • - Weekend Shift: 10am to 1pm
  • - Weekend Shift: 6pm to 9pm


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Dress code (see below)
  • Volunteers interact with dogs of various sizes, shapes, breeds and manners
  • Must pick up dog waste on walks, it's a dirty job but we all have to do it

Next Steps:

  1. Please complete our Volunteer Application (takes less than 2 minutes) on our website -- click on the blue "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link in the upper left hand corner to get our website address. Once in the website go to the "Volunteer" tab and scroll down to "Volunteer Application".
  2. Please click on the red button "I want to help!" on the upper left hand corner of the page and
  3. Include in your comments:
  • The one-3 hour shift per week you are available to help at the kennel - day of the week & time slot
  • If you are at least 18 years old
  • Yes/No if you completed our on-line application (see #1)
  • Any questions/comments

If you do not get a response from us within 5 days please outreach to us at ruffhouserescue@gmail.com

Dress Code & FAQ:

  1. Footwear: Wear sneakers or boots (no flip-flops/open toed shoes)
  2. Clothing: Appropriate outerwear. Layers are best. No loose flowing skirts or dresses
  3. Pockets: a way to carry plastic bags and newspaper when walking dogs. If that is not possible a waist/fanny pack
  4. Additional things to bring:
  • Plenty of drinking water. In the summer, there are plenty of restaurants open nearby to purchase food after your shift.
  • If you have a 4-6 foot leash please bring each time -- we never seem to have enough leashes.
  • Suntan lotion and Bug Spray (warmer months).
  • Hand sanitizer - we do provide a sink with soap and paper towels to wash up.
  • No treats from home, please only use the treats we have at the kennel.

RHR’s website - In the upper left hand corner of this page click on the blue "Ruff House Rescue" link. Click on the "More Information" tab and the website address is located to the right under "Website".



See our "Junior Volunteer" positions


Letter ONLY provided for some In-person Opportunities BUT if you do a "drive" for Kennel Supplies, Start a "RHR Dog Rescue Club" and help our mission (with Baked Goods Sales, Monies/Pennies for RHR Fundraiser, or Wear Jeans or PJs for A Day) or a Garage |Tag Sale at your school | church |community center you could have someone LOCAL be a Coordinator of your hours. Also see the "Exercise + ResQWalk" or "Exercise + Wooftrax" volunteer opportunities where your time and distance exercised is recorded on the cell phone application.


PLEASE click on the BLUE "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link (located on the upper, left-hand side of the page ABOVE the RED "I want to help!" button). Click on "Volunteer Opportunities" tab.


Our mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • * Commit to one 3-hr shift per week for 1-2 months

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