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Dog care and play - Breeding Dog Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Leader Dogs for the Blind

  • 31 people are interested

Love dogs? Then this is the volunteer position for you!

Volunteers provide assistance with the day-to-day care of dogs (of all ages) of dogs on our campus. Tasks include playing with dogs to provide stress relief, monitoring and documenting canine activity/behavior, laundering towels and bedding and cleaning. Volunteers may also be asked to assist paid team members with feeding and medicating dogs as well as regular collection of stool samples for testing.

We work with large breed dogs such as Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds. Handling our dogs is not like handling a family pet; volunteers will be instructed on how to handle the dogs according to Leader Dog guidelines. The dogs are not always well-behaved and can be "mouthy." There is a risk of being jumped on (adult dogs can reach up to 80 pounds); therefore, all volunteers must be strong, capable, confident and have excellent balance.

Staff depend on volunteers to help provide the very best care and animal welfare for our dogs. Your one-on-one time with each breeding dog is so appreciated.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
  • Love dogs.
  • Be patient and kind.
  • Be reliable and committed.
  • Be able to work independently and with accuracy.
  • Communicate well with team members.
  • Did I mention love dogs?

We ask for a commitment of 3-hours per week for a minimum of 6-months. We are flexible and know that people take time off for vacation, illness and family obligations.

There are many benefits to volunteering including:
  • Spending time with dogs
  • Being part of a community of like-minded people
  • Making a difference in the lives of others
  • Invitation to volunteer appreciation events and activities
  • Discount on select Purina pet products

For more information, please visit and apply at the link below:

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About Leader Dogs for the Blind


1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel.


Founded by three Detroit area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides dog guides to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 200 clients attend our residential training program to be paired with a dog guide. This is a life-changing event that opens the doors to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students.

In addition to our dog guide program, we offer programs that enhance a person's independence and quality of life in other ways, including orientation and mobility training, GPS training, and seminars for Orientation and Mobility professionals. Currently, Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-blind students to work with a dog guide.

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, our dog guide services are provided free of charge, including room and board and travel to and from our campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan, for clients.

Leader Dog is recognized as a "Best In America" Charity by the Independent Charities of America (ICA).


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1039 S. Rochester Rd.Rochester Hills, MI 48307



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • One weekly 3-hour shift
  • Please visit the link provided in the position description for more information.

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