Dog Enrichment

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Austin Animal Center

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Dog Enrichment

Dog Enrichment volunteer: If you’ve visited AAC, you know there are lots of dogs! Our dog enrichment volunteers make sure all our dogs get the exercise and attention they need to stay happy and healthy while they wait for their homes. Many of our medium and large dogs wait months to find their new families, so dog enrichment volunteers play a lifesaving role. Volunteers can work with dogs both on and offsite and many of our volunteers foster their favorite dogs. Have a training or behavior background? You can help teach our dogs basic obedience skills through positive reinforcement training!

Dog Adoption Ambassadors: Help adopters find the right dog for their family. Many visitors walk away without adopting simply because the AAC facility is so large and can be overwhelming. This position’s primary functions are to help people visit with pets including assistance getting dogs out of kennels for visitors, answering questions about each animal and providing education and resources.

Requirements to Volunteer
  • Complete a criminal background check as part of initial orientation.
  • Commit the volunteering six hours per month.
  • Have regular access to e-mail and have an e-mail address.
  • 13 and 14-year-olds may volunteer with an adult who is also a volunteer
  • 15 and 16-year-olds must have an adult attend orientation with them but can volunteer independently

Go to http://www.austintexas.gov/page/individual-aac-volunteer to fill out an application and sign up for an orientation date!

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About Austin Animal Center

Location:

7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX 78702, US

Mission Statement

To provide public service and a safety net for lost and homeless animals in the community by providing necessary food, water, shelter and standard municipal veterinary care for animals in need. To provide placement services that will assist lost, homeless or sheltered animals to their homes or find new homes when necessary, to provide live outcomes for at least 90% of sheltered animals. To enforce animal regulations and assist the public with animal-related concerns, including impoundment, quarantine and other rabies control services in order to protect citizens and animals in our community. To provide animal services to the public in order to educate and prevent animal homelessness and promote humane, compassionate treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership.

Description

Austin Animal Center, the largest municipal animal shelter in Central Texas, provides shelter to over 18,000 animals annually and services to Austin/Travis County. This facility accepts stray and owned animals regardless of age, health, species or breed.

The goal is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes through adoptions, foster care or rescue partner groups.

Animal Services has numerous programs and partnerships designed to help pets in the shelter, in the community and in your home.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7201 Levander LoopAustin, TX 78702

(30.25278,-97.69042)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hours a month
  • 13 & 14 year olds must volunteer with a parent or guardian.

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