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Dog Enrichment/Dog Walking

Purpose of role:

To provide basic enrichment-focusing primarily on dog walking, in-yard or in-kennel socialization, grooming (i.e brushing)


  • Must meet age requirements (over 14 years of age with adult supervision/signed parental or guardian consent, 16 years of age with signed parental or guardian consent, or 18 years of age or older)
  • Able to handle large, strong dogs
  • Familiar with dog behaviours and body language
  • Comfortable with all sizes and breeds
  • Some experience with dog training and handling preferred but no required
  • Able to work with minimal supervision once trained
  • Able to communicate with Animal Care Staff or CEC if medical or behavioural issue arises
  • Stay consistent with logging hours (signing in and out) and maintaining a commitment to shifts
  • Follow all shelter protocols, practices and instructions as directed by TBDHS

Time Commitment:

Minimum 6 Month Commitment (At least one shift per month. Shifts will depend on animal availability)

Primary Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Provide play and/or exercise in outdoor yards
  • On-leash walks
  • Provide minor grooming where applicable (i.e brushing)
  • Relaying information to Animal Care Workers or CEC if any underlaying issues arise
  • Documentation of hours
  • Additional cleaning tasks in shelter or outside yards if required


As per TBDHS recruitment expectations, Volunteers must complete:

TBDHS Volunteer application form

Interview with Community Engagement Coordinator (in-person, Zoom or Facetime)

Once accepted, complete an in-person tour and orientation

    Please note at this time that evenings are for EVENTS only
  • Please summarize (in detail) your reason for wanting to volunteer with TBDHS and include any special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment or other activities.
  • Please summarize your previous volunteer experience (Please click below if you have not Volunteered in the past)
  • Personal References (not related)

  • Person to notify in case of Emergency

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