Handler for disabled certified therapy rescue dogs


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

23916 crenshaw blvdtorrance, CA 90505

Disabled Dogs Who Generously Serve

About

We are a dog and cat rescue. We rescue mostly disabled, senior and injured dogs. Three years ago we started a program we call DAWGS Disabled Animals Who Generously Serve.

We take in paralyzed dogs that we get wheelchairs for. We take them to obedience class and if they have the right temperment we take them to be evaluated and if they pass to be certified with Alliance of Therapy Dogs. The whole process takes about 6 months to complete. We have some of our dogs volunteering at LAX in the PUP program Pets Unstressing Passengers. This takes 2-3 months to get accepted because the handler has to go through a background check at the airport.Our dogs also volunteer at schools and senior facilities.

We are in need of handlers. Each therapy dog can volunteer but they must have a handler. A handler spends time by taking the dog to a refresher obedience class to bond and go to rescue events. The evaluation takes 4 weeks. To be a handler takes some time to start and some time to commit to volunteering at school events, the airport or any where we are asked to volunteer at. This program has been fun for the handlers and very rewarding when you see how people react to our disabled dogs and how they bring smiles and inspiration to children, teens and adult.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Elder care
  • Child Welfare
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 4 months, once a week for handler training
  • Must be able to handle dog around crowds. Good with taking to people
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