We need help walking the dogs at the beginning of the event and letting them go potty after the long ride up from Lemoore. Last weekend we were inside and it was a bit messy! So dog walkers there at the very beginning is very helpful. Please stop out even if only for a half hour or hour! It really is appreciated.
We are "trying" to get all to do applications also and this if you have been at one of the events can be challenging, but more volunteers would help. If you are comfortable screening potential adopters you would be very helpful.
We also found that making one really big pen and putting all the dogs that get along in the pen together with a volunteer on the inside and one or two on the outside was also really much easier for getting dogs in and out of the pen, we will continue to try to do this.
Lastly, this next adoption event we are also going to be trying to take some special photos to highlight some of our dogs that are taking a bit longer to get adopted, we could use a couple more people as floaters to help either with photos or man the adoption area.
The adoption events are the busiest at the very beginning, so don't worry if you can't stay the whole duration of the event, an hour or so of your time IS helpful!!
Try to wear a RED t-shirt so it is easy to identify who is there to help. We will try to get volunteer stickers also.
Please let the others know how experienced you are with dogs, if you can't walk a big dog...just say so, we can match you with the right size dog! It is extremely important that when handling the dogs they are safe and secure.... we don't want to be chasing dogs in the parking lot, it can be very dangerous if they get loose.
All the dogs that are available for adoption are on petfinder under www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA1005.html, you can read about them there and we will try to have information sheets readily available for you so you can help the potential adopters.
Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! We look forward to working with you.