What You'll Do:Dog House volunteers are responsible for helping OSF staff with cleaning cages and runs, bathing, exercising, feeding, and monitoring currently training dogs.
Must be 18 years or older
Details:Dog House volunteers are responsible for helping OSF staff with cleaning cages and runs, bathing, exercising, feeding, and monitoring currently training dogs. Shifts are flexible, although we ask that you plan on being available for a minimum of 4 hours of time per volunteer day. Our training house is located in Franklinton, NC; which is about 18 miles north of Raleigh off Capital Blvd. Some days you may find yourself walking a pup through our 5 acres and enjoying nature, and others you may find yourself cleaning, sweeping or even helping wash dogs! The environment is relaxed albeit sometimes chaotic on bath day, but always lots and lots of dog snuggles and fun.
Its important to note that you will be around dogs of different sizes, ages, and breeds - if you are not a "dog person" we have plenty of other ways to help... but this opportunity is best suited for the "dog people". Due to the nature of our work, we are VERY careful about who is able to help us in the dog house for the protection and safety of the animals in our training program. This opportunity is for individuals aged 18 or older; however if you have children we may work with you to determine times for their participation as well.
If you have animals at home, you may be asked to provide proof of immunization against communicable canine disease. You may also be asked to attend a canine first aid class and a short orientation. It's okay if you have limited experience working with dogs, we are here to show you the ropes! There is no expectation of "training" within this work. While you may be providing some light guidance to dogs on a walk or in the play yard, all training is done exclusively by our master trainer and students in the Professional Training Skills program.
*Weekend and Overnight opportunities are available as well. This would be a perfect opportunity for a college student living in the dorms that would like a night or two away from campus each month, please inquire if this aspect is of interest to you*
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