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Experienced dog trainers needed for rescue dogs

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Volunteers in Defense of Animals

  • 2 people are interested

We are looking for individuals who have experience with dog training, either professionally or through years of training their own dogs. People comfortable with high-energy dogs with little understanding of manners and commands is needed!

These rescues need you more than anything. We are looking for 1-2 highly dedicated trainers to work with our dogs using both positive reinforcement and other methods to provide structure to our rescue dogs' daily lives - training will make them more successful in their future homes.

Training can be done on shifts - for example, if you are available 2-3 days a weeks for 4-5 hours each day, that would be the most ideal for us. However, we encourage everyone to inquire. However, you MUST have experience. No first timers or people who are simply dog owners - these dogs need someone special and with lots of assertion!
MUST dedicate at least 10 hours weekly, and at least 2 days of the week.

Individuals must be at least 18 years of age, no exceptions.

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About Volunteers in Defense of Animals


19142 E Walnut Dr N, Rowland Heights, CA 91748, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect and help dogs and cats from homelessness neglect, abuse, cruelty and abandonment. VIDA does not belong to any one person but instead to all of its volunteers. We adopt out about 4-5 dogs and cats each week and rescue dogs from high-kill shelters, low income neighborhoods, and even dogs from Mexico. We also have spay and neuter operations and have saved thousands of animals already.


Volunteers in Defense of Animals is a non-profit organization working to end the suffering and mistreatment of dogs and cats in Southern California. We bring spay and neuter services to areas where families cannot afford them; we facilitate the rescue, foster care, and adoption of animals whenever possible, and we offer education and support to those involved in the care of animals.

We have found forever homes for hundreds of dogs and cats, with around 4-5 new adoptions taking place each week. Many of our dogs come from local high-kill shelters before they are euthanized and on the streets of both the US and Mexico. We also have spay/neuter operations in low-income neighborhoods in the US and in Mexico and have spayed/neutered thousands of pets.



We'll work with your schedule.


19142 E Walnut Dr NRowland Heights, CA 91748



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours weekly, at least 2 days weekly

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