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Dog Walking (Yellow/Intermediate)

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Animal Care League

  • 5 people are interested

Yellow-level Dog Walking is our intermediate dog walking volunteer position here at ACL. Our Yellow-level Dog Walkers are expected to pass along their knowledge and mentor Green-level Dog Walkers, as well as accommodate one of our dogs in at least 2 adoption events per year.

These volunteers will continue to learn and practice several ways of providing essential enrichment for shelter dogs: Taking nice, long walk for dogs who are more reactive than Green-level dogs; Going on day trip adventures together; playing in our indoor Playroom and outdoor Play Yard! Our dog walkers help provide the most essential care for our dogs!


  • Available to Level III and above volunteers*
  • Attend Volunteer Orientation
  • Attend A Sound Beginning’s Intro to Training course
  • Attend Dog 101 training
  • Attend Events Orientation (recording available at request)
  • Successfully completed Green level dog walking*
  • Must attend A Sound Beginning’s Training course with a Yellow-level shelter dog
  • Must pass a written and in-person evaluation
  • Must be confident in handling and communicating with shelter dogs
  • Must be able to physically handle dogs of many sizes and strengths
  • Possess a thorough understanding of dog behavior
  • Ability to empathize with animals
  • Possess the ability to follow direction
  • Possess the ability to think on one’s feet
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must be able to bend, squat, and stand/walk for extended periods
  • Must be respectful toward dogs and people

*conditional on dog handling skills and experience

4 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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About Animal Care League


1011 Garfield, Oak Park, IL 60304, US

Mission Statement

Animal Care League is committed to providing shelter, medical care, and comfort to animals in need; reducing animal overpopulation; and acting as a community resource, thus promoting the human/animal bond.


The Animal Care League is a limited admission shelter located in Oak Park. We help homeless cats, dogs and other small animals by providing them food, shelter, medical attention and love until we can find them a loving home. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we depend on the generosity of our communities to help us meet our goals of finding new homes for as many animals as possible each year. If you are in interested in helping, please visit our "Supporting the ACL" page on our website, animalcareleague.org.

If you are looking to add a new member to your family, you can view our animals that are up for adoption by clicking on the respective pictures. Please feel free to give us a call to make further inquiries about our animals at 708-848-8155.



We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts


1011 GarfieldOak Park, IL 60304



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must commit to at least 3 volunteer shifts per month.
  • Attend at least 2 ACL Dog Adoption Events Must commit to at least 3 volunteer shifts per month Mentor Green Dog WalkersUnderstand the general policies and procedures of the shelter dog spaces and walking routes

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