Dog Walker for service dogs in training

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Canines for Service

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Each of our service dogs in training receives a 1 mile walk, 3 times each day. These walks are done from our facility in Dutch Square. Closed-toe, comfortable shoes are required.

Dog walkers must be 17 or older.

These walks are at 8:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM, 7 days per week, rain or shine.

Contact us to receive a Volunteer Application to get started.

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About Canines for Service

Location:

221 Old Dairy Road Unit 1, 221, Wilmington, NC 28405, US

Mission Statement

Canines For Service, Inc. is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life through the services of specially trained service dogs.

Description

A service dog is a dog individually trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability other than blindness. Service dogs perform a wide variety of tasks, which enable individuals to experience increased independence and enhance quality of life. Service dogs trained through Canines for Service, Inc. are able to perform the following tasks for their partners: retrieving; dropped/distant objects; pulling wheelchairs; opening doors;carrying items; rising to high counters (i.e. banks, hotels);physical support for mobility and transfers to/from wheelchairs; physical assistance to recover from a fall; dressing or undressing; assisting with household tasks such as bed making and laundry; assisting an individual after a seizure Canines for Service, Inc. acquires dogs for the program from a variety of sources including donations from reputable breeders, rescue organizations, and local animal shelters. Purebred and mixed breed dogs are both utilized, with an emphasis on using rescued and shelter dogs. All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to entering service. Male and female dogs are equally suited to service work.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

221 Old Dairy Road Unit 1Wilmington, NC 28405

(34.25926,-77.83999)
 

SKILLS

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 1 1/2 hours each shift

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