Poodle Rescue of Houston has a variety of volunteer opportunities. All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation to get started in volunteering. After attending orientation, the new volunteer will arrange for a training session with an experienced volunteer. Volunteers can come to help on days & times that are good for them.
In most cases, the minimum age for volunteering is 18.
There are some activities, such as helping at special events or with special projects for which younger teens can volunteer.
There will be some exceptions to the minimum age requirement for younger teen volunteers who have previously had orientation and have consistent experience volunteering for PRH.
We always need help in socializing the dogs. The idea is to give them structure along with human interaction and affection.
This activity consists of:
- taking them from their kennels
- leash walking
- teaching basic commands
- playing with them in the visitation yards
More often than not, we desperately need help in household tasks.
It's easy to find people dedicated to socializing the dogs, but not so easy to find volunteers willing to help with these household tasks that play an important role in the care and well-being of the dogs in our program.
These tasks consists of:
- folding clothes
- mopping floors
- sanitizing kennels
- washing dog bowls
- laundering dog blankets
- spraying off potty areas
- other various household tasks
For volunteers able to make a significant commitment of time, we have vacancies in the following areas:
- adoption counseling (interviewing prospective parents & helping them and their new dog adapt to living together)
- transportation of rescued animals
- help with Petfinder listings, Facebook, and emails.
Some of these jobs require training and consistent commitment.
We are happy to train if you can commit to a consistent schedule!