As a dog walker, you provide much needed exercise and mental stimulation to enrich the lives of the shelter dogs. Dog walkers play an important role in making them more adoptable. While walking a shelter dog, our walkers collect valuable information for us about how the dog responds to the real world.
Volunteers for drop-in walking must have a basic understanding of dog behaviour, a willingness to learn, and be in good physical condition (i.e., able to handle dogs that pull, jump up, etc).
Drop-In Dog Walking is available 7 days a week between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Please note there are not always dogs available for walking, this changes every day. Also, any dogs available for walking go out on a first volunteer, first walk basis.
To walk a dog you will need:
The WAG dog walking program is based upon trust. Whether it is staff, volunteers, or drop-in visitors walking a dog, they must abide by the dog walking rules. These rules are created to ensure the safety of WAG dogs, the safety of the public, and to protect WAG from potentially crippling liability suits. One person who ignores the rules could jeopardize the dog walking program as well as WAG itself. As you can tell, we are very serious about these rules.
WAG Dog Walking Rules
(Please ensure you have read the Rules below before taking a dog for a walk.)