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Dog Walking Team

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ORGANIZATION: Palm Springs Animal Shelter

  • 11 people are interested

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of the dogs at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter?
We are always looking for volunteers who are a good match for our Dog Walking Team.

All Dog Team Volunteers go through training to become a Handler. Once approved as a handler, volunteers are engaged with walking - handlers sign up for dog walking shifts, where they also teach the dogs their door manners, loose leash walking and other important skills that will aid in their adoption. Shifts are
7-9am, 12-2pm small dogs only, and 3-5pm (4-6pm in summer due to the heat). We do have shifts available every day of the week so if you are still working, weekends might be an option!

Those who are a good fit for the Dog Team, are also given training and opportunities to move up into many more advanced roles within the Dog Team.

Do you have what it takes for the Big Dog Team?
Apply at or email

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About Palm Springs Animal Shelter


4575 E. Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs, CA 92264, US

Mission Statement

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a community responsible for pet stewardship and humane treatment of animals.


On November 1, 2012 the City of Palm Springs and Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter entered into an agreement allowing Friends to assume operation of the shelter. This partnership paves the way to a new model for caring for animals in need in our community, providing a safe haven for both highly adoptable animals as well as those who require behavioral training or medical treatment before they can be adopted.

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a municipal shelter serving the city of Palm Springs, not a private rescue. Therefore, we cannot close our doors when we are full. As an "open admission" shelter that does not euthanize for space or length of stay, we are continuously challenged to place our animals in homes as quick as possible.




We'll work with your schedule.


4575 E. Mesquite Ave.Palm Springs, CA 92264



  • Outdoor Recreation




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One recurring shift per week at a minimum. Shift is 2 hours, could be more depending on the number of animals and volunteers. Must stay active enough to keep training fresh. We do not offer a drop in option for volunteering
  • Best for those who are physically fit and enjoy time outside. Due to the amount of training investing in our handlers, this is not a short-term volunteer opportunity. If you are interested, you could apply on our website

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