Work with large, very energetic dogs - Thursday mid-days (Kent)
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.
. 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.
We'll work with your schedule.
21615 64th Ave SKent, WA 98032
- 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, esp pit bull terriers