Dog Playgroup Volunteer
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control
MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control has adopted the Dogs Playing for Life program developed by professional trainer Aimee Sadler. Dogs Playing for Life uses playgroups to help socialize, evaluate, and change the lives of shelter dogs. We are building a play group volunteer base and need team members who are physically fit, vigilant, positive, empathetic and good communicators. Our dogs have proven time and again that through playgroups they are capable of being social with other dogs and becoming more adoptable.
Play groups take place every day (7 days a week) from 9 am to noon. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one 3 hour shift once a week for a minimum of 4 months. Volunteers must be comfortable with large, strong, energetic dogs.
Volunteers are required to take and pass the "Playgroup Training," which is a 3 hour hands-on training that teaches our procedures and strategies on working with shelter dogs.
About Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control
7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411, US
Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control is comprised of a dedicated group of animal-loving staff and volunteers who aid in the adoption of homeless pets in Palm Beach County. We keep the community up to date on events, adoption promotions, and pets in need at our local county shelter. Please consider joining our team.
Encourage pet owners to be responsible for pets in their care by providing educational programs on humane treatment, animal behavior training, and proper control.
Appropriately enforce county, state, and federal animal laws.
Provide safe shelter and veterinary care for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals.
Return to owners or adopt to new homes, as many impounded animals as possible.
Humanly euthanize injured, sick, and unwanted animals.
Encourage spay/neuter and provide reduced-cost surgery for Palm Beach County pet owners through our Spay Shuttle nonprofit program.
Conduct other effective programs, which protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and the residents of Palm Beach County.
Provide excellence in customer service.