Work with large, very energetic dogs - Thursday mid-days (Kent)

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Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC

  • 3 people are 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 Thursday mornings, 12-2pm, for at least six months (time off okay for vacations and so forth). Key to success with RASKC dogs is kindness and positive reinforcement.


Typically you would share a shift with one or two volunteers.

Volunteers harness the dogs and take them out for a potty break. When all of the dogs of your color have enjoyed some initial time outside, then you take the dogs out for a longer walk.

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.

Next steps:

. Complete a Dog Walker application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DogWalkerApplic-2019

. Complete a general volunteer application: http://tinyurl.com/InitialApplic-2017

Not eligible for court-ordered community service.


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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

21615 64th Ave SKent, WA 98032

(47.40812,-122.25529)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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, esp pit bull terriers

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