Dog walking and Volunteer
Engagement
Day in the life
Manual and soon-to be electronic sign in
Leash, poop bag
Sign out on whiteboard
Go to a yard
Let them pott...
Onboarding new
volunteers/engagement
● Welcome letter JumpStart program
● Google groups-google docs are the BEST
● Faceboo...
Hour tracking for training
Sign in, log hours into google doc, follow up when achieving 10
(BBBS) and 15 (BOO)
New set of ...
Whiteboard
Collar Color
Green
Pink
Orange
RedSilver
Blue
Training equipment
Martingale
Easy walk
harness
Gentle leader
● Pinch/prong collar● Good dog collar
Training
Mentoring-walk
dogs with
training
equipment
BOO (basic orange
orientation) taught by
volunteers
Level 1 kennel
ro...
B.O.O (Basic Orange Orientation)
Numbers
Numbers continued
Month #volunteers #hours
June 156 check this 1474
July 233 2207.5
August 314 2117.75
September 308 1744....
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Dog walking and volunteer engagement

  1. 1. Dog walking and Volunteer Engagement
  2. 2. Day in the life Manual and soon-to be electronic sign in Leash, poop bag Sign out on whiteboard Go to a yard Let them potty and then have fun, scoop the poop. Repeat until all dogs have been out twice a day Every time a dog gets out, their stress level decreases, thus making their kennel behavior more desirable for potential adopters
  3. 3. Onboarding new volunteers/engagement ● Welcome letter JumpStart program ● Google groups-google docs are the BEST ● Facebook closed groups ● Mentoring ● Potlucks ● Happy hours
  4. 4. Hour tracking for training Sign in, log hours into google doc, follow up when achieving 10 (BBBS) and 15 (BOO) New set of volunteers about every 2 weeks
  5. 5. Whiteboard
  6. 6. Collar Color Green Pink Orange RedSilver Blue
  7. 7. Training equipment Martingale Easy walk harness Gentle leader ● Pinch/prong collar● Good dog collar
  8. 8. Training Mentoring-walk dogs with training equipment BOO (basic orange orientation) taught by volunteers Level 1 kennel routine, pressure/r elease; drop and goes, left hand circles for walking on leash Experience and approval by staff to walk certain silver dogs and some reds Level 2-in depth kennel routines more obedience skills taught by Mike Kaviani JAM jumpy and mouthy-taught by experienced volunteers
  9. 9. B.O.O (Basic Orange Orientation)
  10. 10. Numbers
  11. 11. Numbers continued Month #volunteers #hours June 156 check this 1474 July 233 2207.5 August 314 2117.75 September 308 1744.5 October 316 1861.25 November 340 1863.75 December 284 1716.5

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