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Wanted: Part-time Pet Lovers

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k9 connection


We're looking for stand-by dog/cat foster volunteers to join our team! We never know what needs will arise at our Pets' Landing program and we often receive time sensitive requests from case workers working with individuals to find a solution for their pet(s), whether it's arranging a dog walker or finding a (short or long-term) foster. Pets are people's family members and we do everything we can to keep people's pets healthy and happy wherever they are on their journey to securing housing. By having a list of volunteers to reach out to we are able to respond to these requests and quite literally save the day! If you'd like to be on our standby list, please reach out today and 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 costs associated with fostering.

Some Skills/Qualifications Needed:

  • 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.
Thanks for your interest in our Pets' Landing foster/dog walking program! Learn about our other programs and events on our website and social media.

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About k9 connection


2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90018, US

Mission Statement

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.

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Greater Los Angeles AreaLos Angeles, CA 90018



  • 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/.

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