As a foster based organization we have lots of dogs with specific needs ranging from dog walking, training, event participation, and more!
We realize not everyone is in a position to bring a foster dog home to help out a homeless pet in need; however in the case where a dog is already in a foster home but may need additional help you could be a part of the foster process in another awesome way.
Often our "virtual" foster parent will pick up or meet the foster dog at our training facility to take them out for a walk/run. Or they may participate in our training classes which not only gives the dog invaluable skills to help them to be "more adoptable" but you get to learn training skills for free.
We also have adoption events where the dogs need to attend a 2-4hr event so that the public can see the dogs in person and potentially apply to adopt them.
Some of our dogs do not get along with other dogs so they don't have the opportunity to go to dog daycare, so they rely heavily on personalized 1:1 attention and having extra hands to do this is so beneficial to the dogs socialization and skills in the real world. It could be as simple as taking them to the park for a few hours to take a hike, taking them to their vet appointment, or by bringing them to a meeting with a family of interest.
There is no set timeframe on this opportunity but for sake of benefit the goal is to have a consistent reliable network of people who can participate on a regular basis.
We have dogs in Perry and Batavia that could most use this help, but may expand at a later date depending on foster family locations.
You would be required to attend a volunteer orientation in Perry as well as an additional handling class. You would work with a volunteer coordinator directly.
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Animal Therapy
- Community Outreach
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- at minimum of 4hrs a month to be consistent
- have no discrimination on breed or physical limitations to handle any size/breed of dog with harness