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Mon Apr 09, 2018 03:15 PM - Fri Apr 27, 2018 06:15 PM


3230 East Del Mar Blvd.Pasadena, CA 91107


K9 Youth Alliance brings youth and shelter dogs together to train and learn with each other. Each program serves 6 - 7 teens and 6 - 12 shelter dogs. Program sessions run after-school, Monday - Friday, 3 hours hours a day for 3 weeks. Program volunteers are a valued and vital part of the program's success, working directly with student/dog teams and supporting them in various ways throughout the program.

A Typical Program Day:
  • Staff and volunteers arrive early and get ready for program
  • 1st hour - students train their canine partners, helping them develop behaviors that will increase their likelihood of adoption
  • 2nd hour - students and dogs participate in fun activities that build on what they have learned together in training
  • Staff and volunteers stay about 15 minutes after program for cleanup and discussion

We are seeking responsible, enthusiastic volunteers who:

  • Share our mission to enrich the lives of teens from underserved communities and prepare abandoned dogs for forever homes
  • Enjoy working as an active member of a team
  • Are comfortable handling dogs of various sizes/breeds
  • Are 21 or older
  • Want to have lots of fun!


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hrs/day, 3-5 days/wk, for 3 weeks + orientation
  • Must enjoy working with youth & dogs

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