1 person is interested
Work with large, very energetic dogs - Wednesday mornings (Kent)
1 person is interested
Adult volunteers who are very committed to positive dog-training and skilled with a wide range of large and very energetic dogs, especially pit bull terriers and mixes, are needed on Wednesdays, 9:30- 11:30am, with an initial commitment of 50 hours (time off okay for vacations and so forth). Key to success with RASKC dogs is kindness and positive reinforcement.
Volunteers harness the dogs and take them out for exercise.
Dog walkers are color-coded according to the type of dog they are eligible to walk.
. Green: Most Dog Walkers start as color "green" are eligible to work with our friendliest dogs.
. Blue: Dog Walkers who are assessed as "blue" are eligible to take out the shy dogs and the friendly dogs.
. Red: Dog Walkers who are identified as "red" are eligible to walk any of the adoptable dogs, including the ones that need skillful handling.
RASKC needs "red" Dog Walkers.
All Dog Walker trainees must provide proof of COVID vaccination. All Dog Walkers wear masks while inside and also outside if within six feet of other people.
Next steps * adults only * (children cannot accompany their parent)
. Complete a general volunteer application- http://tinyurl.com/InitialApplic-2017
. Complete a liability waiver- https://tinyurl.com/DocuSign4RASKC
About Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC
21615 64th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032, US
To provide King County with sustainable, cost-effective animal services, which protect people and animals, while providing compassionate animal care. Our organization is built on the cornerstone values of compassion and service. We demonstrate this commitment in the countless hours spent by staff and our RASKC volunteers to save animals' lives at the shelter and in the field. By collaborating with community partners, we are able to expand our programs and resources to provide even greater value to our residents.
RASKC is an agency of the King County government, based in Kent, WA with volunteer satellite locations at Kirkland Petco, Covington Petco, Tukwila Petco, and Reber Ranch (Kent), in addition to hundreds of foster volunteers' homes. Outstanding teamwork between staff and volunteers is the key to our success. RASKC cares for about 5,000 animals each year. We are an open-admission shelter with a save rate that exceeds 92%!
Last year more than 770 volunteers participated in over a dozen teams, including foster volunteers, dog walkers, dog-enrichment volunteers, Dog Kennel Specialists, Pet Publicists, community-outreach volunteers, Shelter Helpers, Vet Clinic volunteers, Cat Meet & Greet volunteers, the Early Morning Cat Crew, the Cat Area Stray Team (CAST), the barn-cat program,and the cat-care teams at four partner stores. In any given two week-period, RASKC volunteers help out on more than 400 scheduled timeslots in any given week.
21615 64th Ave SKent, WA 98032
November 16, 2021
- Animal Care / Handling
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Two hours each week for about six months
- Skilled in working with a wide range of dogs, especially pit bull terriers