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FOR PERSONS 18 AND OLDER: The shelter houses approximately 30-35 dogs and is open from 9:00a.m. to noon seven days a week regardless of weather conditions. Each day, required medications are given, appropriate dogs are let out for free-time, and then the other dogs are let out to play. One person usually works in the kitchen to wash dog food bowls, prepare meals and answer the phone. The remaining volunteers police the grounds inside the shelter and the dogs’ runs for waste. Next, they sweep the concrete floors and put fresh buckets of water inside each run. After kennels have been attended to, dogs are walked outside, brushed and loved on. For the first few shifts, new volunteers will be paired with an experienced volunteer to learn the shelter routine and the dogs’ personalities.
Before you can help out with this opportunity, you'll need to sign up as a volunteer. Once you've done that, you'll be able to contact the shelter and express your interest helping out with this opportunity. You'll also be able to create a volunteer profile, which will let shelters and rescue groups in your area find volunteer opportunities that best match your skills and interests.
Volunteering is a great way to help pets in need and meet other caring humans like you!