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The following are the activities that are available depending on the time of day and the rescues’ needs. When you arrive please let the staff know if you are comfortable walking a dog, or if you would like to do activities that are not related to dog walking.
Kong stuffing – Create your favorite recipes which can be frozen inside Kongs to be distributed throughout the day to our pups. Kongs alleviate boredom and encourage dogs to express their natural behavior. 5-60 minutes – Bring a friend!
Laundry, dishes and food service – We never stop taking care of our guests so if you have time to help us with this we would have time for other equally important tasks that sometimes fall to the wayside – Bring a friend!
Meeting room play – take dogs out to our indoor play space in small groups or one at a time to play – two hours each shift – 6 dogs at 20 -30 minutes each group. (This is a great activity on rainy or cold days) Keep our pups socialized and in shape!
Dog walking – So you’ve been promising yourself you’d get out and do it. What could be a better a better motivator than an exercise buddy! Need throughout the day. Our doggies will make you glad you started getting in shape! Urgently needed in the morning. While kennels are empty they can easily be deep cleaned. Attendance at an orientation is recommended but not required. Please note that dog walkers are needed at our main adoption center and all adoption satellites shelters at Doggie Style Pets stores.
Groomers/Bathers – Help our hopeful pets put their best foot forward. It really helps to make a great first impression. Bathers needed any morning or afternoon. Come in and ask who needs your skills.
Cleaning – We all do our best but there is never enough time. We like to keep the residents happy but providing clean and comfortable quarters. Glass and woodwork need that finishing touch always. Deep clean the meeting room, education center, long term resident kennels, storage areas(help us keep organized too), and pull weeds in the yard.
Painting – Pick a date and time and we’ll show you what needs to be done.
Office work – Every day we need help keeping up with phone calls and visitors stopping into meet our dogs and cats help us keep up with the record keeping and assist our donors, help us prepare for events, organize files and update or databases.
Adoptions Assistant – meet and greets. Help us welcome potential adopters, answer their questions and facilitate applications. Conduct meet and greets and help our pets along their journey. Evenings during the week and anytime Saturday and Sunday.
Social media cross-poster. Help us spread the word so our friends can find their forever homes. Write profiles, gather helpful histories, talk with staff and volunteers to find out fun and interesting facts that may help speed up our pets’ journeys to their new homes. Details, details and more details and delightful photos can make a huge difference.
Transporter – Help us pick dogs up locally from ACCT or from our large transports in Allentown, take them to Doggie Style Pets stores in the area, and bring to and from veterinary appointments or special events. If you haven’t seen one of the larger transports you will be amazed as hundreds of dogs from Bowling Green Humane Society are met by dozens of rescues and taken to their new lives. Center Valley is the meeting spot which is about 1hr.15mins. from Philadelphia. Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT) is our local high volume open admission shelter. Occasionally we may need someone to pick up a dog or two. Its 20 minutes north of our shelter. Visit www.doggiestylepets.com/locations for a list of Doggie Style Pets store that may be close to you. Become an on-call transporter. Send us your name, phone number, Email, year make model and insurance info for your vehicle. You’ll receive emails or texts when you are needed.
Event Volunteer – Help us take adoptable pets out to community events where they will meet potential adopters. Spread the word about adopting, volunteering and donating to save lives. Watch for our newsletter if you are a volunteer.
Follow up with adopters – Help us call our adopters to see how things are going with their new pet. Sometimes a little advice can make the difference and help our pets remain in their homes.
Development Volunteer – Help with grant writing, event preparation and donor recognition and development.