Help Mentor TAILS Dogs


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


2250 Barber Greene RoadDeKalb, IL 60115


Dog Mentors work with our dog candidates at TAILS, teaching them basic obedience, socialization and good citizenship, providing them with the tools to adjust more quickly into a new adoptive family.

Mentoring a shelter dog reduces the time they are at the shelter and increases their likelihood of being adopted.

Dog Mentors will use positive reinforcement and clicker training techniques according to TAILS policies and procedures. Dog Mentors will also be expected to assist with a monthly Dog Care shift (2 hours) in addition to the mentoring committment.

Commitment: 1-2 hours each week, min. 8 hours each month, these hours include assiting with one shift involving Dog Walking or Playgroups each month.


  • Mentoring
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours each month
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