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Shelter Guardian (#911)

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Dogs Forever

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Do you have bad knees? Are you recovering from surgery? Are you concerned about walking big strong dogs that pull like a team of wild horses? Are you unable to walk shelter dogs for another reason but still wish to interact with them?

As an alternative to being a "Dog Walker", we have a "Shelter Guardian" position.

A "Shelter Guardian" is the third person who stays at the shelter during the AM or PM shift performing various shelter tasks while the two "Dog Walkers" are out walking dogs.

Job Description:

  • Keep watch over dogs in the outside play yards
  • Ensure that the play yards are clean, have plenty of poop bags
  • Ensure that dogs have fresh water and toys
  • Interact with the dogs individually, either in their kennels or in the play yards
  • Sweep/mop floors, do laundry
  • Wash dog dishes, clean and fill water pails
  • Restock the refrigerator

Because the Guardian remains at the shelter while walkers are out walking, all of the outdoor exercise areas can be utilized and the shelter can remain unlocked.

Dogs will get more time getting fresh air and exercise (reducing accidents in kennels).

Guardians with cell phones can be called if a dog-walker needs assistance.

Job Requirements:

Attend Orientation (if you’ve not already done so)

Sign up (using the SignUp tool)

2 Shifts

  • morning / 06:30 AM to 08:00 AM
  • evening / 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Dogs Forever

Location:

809 ROCKFORD RD SW, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52404, US

Mission Statement

Dogs Forever - a better life for our best friends

Description

Dogs Forever was founded as a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization on March 1, 2011.

We are dedicated to rescuing homeless, abused, and neglected dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages with a special emphasis on those deemed "hard-to-place". As an Adoption Guarantee shelter, all dogs will stay in our care until we have found their forever homes.

Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

809 ROCKFORD RD SWCedar Rapids, IA 52404

(41.96798,-91.6844)
 

SKILLS

  • Facilities Management
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Housekeeping

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shelter Guardians use the online SignUp tool to choose any unclaimed morning (6:30-8AM) or evening (6:30-8PM) shift.

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