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We Need Foster Parents to Join our Team!
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k9 connection | Pets' Landing is looking for volunteers who would like to foster a pet in need from the comfort of their home...is that YOU?
Our Pets' Landing program serves the needs of people experiencing homelessness by caring for their pets. We are part of one of the largest Southland social services agency, with a staff of over 700. Our tireless case and clinical managers bring us in as a member of the team to help clients live happy and healthy lives which includes their furry family members.
You would be playing an important role in their lives by fostering their pet for a specific amount of time, so they can go to the hospital, a drug treatment program or emergencies like illness and incarceration.
In the application, you can specify the type of pet you think would be a good fit for your household, including your family members and other pets.
Each of the pets have owners, and the owners have case managers and Pets' Landing on their team.
Please consider joining our pool of foster parents by filling out an application today. We'll follow up with a phone call to discuss your preferences and any time or logistical constraints.
Ready? Complete a volunteer application on our website under the Pets' Landing Foster tab (https://www.k9connection.org/wanted-part-time-pet-lovers/). k9 connection will cover the cost of pet items needed when fostering.
Here are some desirable qualifications:
- Confident dog and/or cat handling skills
- Safe home environment and approval from landlords as applicable
- Ability to problem solve
- Communicates updates to Pets' Landing staff about their experience, needs and the well-being of the pet(s) in their care.
- Southern California local (preference for Greater Los Angeles area)
- You love pets!
About k9 connection
2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90018, US
k9 connection is a non-profit 501(c)(3) program of The People Concern (formerly OPCC & Lamp Community). Since 2005, k9 connection has brought the magic of dogs and kids together. In our innovative programs teens in continuation and community day schools train homeless shelter dogs in basic obedience and agility using positive reinforcement techniques, giving the students the benefits of the human animal interaction and in turn helping the dogs to become more adoptable. k9 connection empowers students to develop greater self-awareness and focuses on goal setting, personal accountability and motivation among other critical life skills. Separate from the school programs, in 2018, k9 connection launched its Pets' Landing program, providing free veterinary and other pet services and support to persons experiencing homelessness with pets through quarterly clinics, a foster program and other needs by request with the goal of helping to keep people and their pets healthy, happy, and housed.
In partnership with LA Animal Services and area rescues, k9 connection selects dogs to participate in year-round programs designed to educate and inspire teens in challenging situations. Intensive two-to-three week programs are designed specifically for counselor-referred teens at participating schools; concluding with a graduation celebration and the placement of each dog in a permanent home. After the programs conclude, students are invited to continue to be involved by participating as peer leaders and interns.
Greater Los Angeles AreaLos Angeles, CA 90018
October 4, 2021
- Animal Care / Handling
- Community Outreach
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- We contact volunteers on our standby list as needed. Specifics will be on a case-by-case basis.
- Let us know your availability, skills, and interests! Complete a volunteer application on our website: https://www.k9connection.org/wanted-part-time-pet-lovers/.