Dog Walker

Be our dedicated dog walkers for our rescue dogs to help on a regular basis (Tues training provided)

Dog Walker
Education
Animal Welfare

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Project Details

What we need
  • Join our training sessions at Wan Chai HQ Centre: 21 Nov - Day 1 Kennel Service | Nov 28 - Day 2 Kennel Service | Dec 5 - Day 3 Dog Walker Training | Dec 12 - Day 4 Dog Walker Training
  • Participate in Day Dog Walking training and a min. 10 hours of kennel cleaning and service as part of the training
  • Complete the Final Assessment Session and you're ready to go come walk our dogs and support our event as dog walker!
  • Preferably can participate in walks once every week after training, this can be during weekdays or weekends in HK, Kowloon or Sai Kung Centre
  • You will need to be at least 16 years old and a HKID card holder to join as a volunteer. Please outline your animal handling experience in your application as well as your future commitment per week for dog walking for application screening. **Please outline your animal handling experience in your application as well as your future commitment per week for dog walking for application screening**
Background

Dog walking is always one of the most desirable volunteering positions that we get inquiries for at the SPCA, however, the safety of the humans and the dogs are our priority, therefore we run a rigorous program to train and get our volunteer dog-walker qualified. It’s a rewarding experience and yet we request your commitment and dedication so that your training can benefit our homing animals.

What we have

Orientation and training for the dog walker position will be provided. Prior exposure to dogs will be an advantage.

Why this is important

As Hong Kong continues to suffer the impact of emigration and the decline of the adoption rate for rescue animals, we are also facing the challenge of the shortage of skilled dog walkers for our homing animals. Despite the care of our staff, all the pups can benefit from human interaction and a leisurely stroll away from the kennel. You will be part of the Behavioral & Training team to handle the rescue dogs as well as to help at our adoption events as dog handlers

Project Period

21 Nov 2023 - 29 Dec 2023

Location

Wan Chai

Requirements

Time

8 hours per week

  • 21 Nov (Tue) 8:45am - 3:00pm
  • 28 Nov (Tue) 8:45am - 3:00pm
  • 5 Dec (Tue) 8:45am - 3:00pm
  • 12 Dec (Tue) 8:45am - 3:00pm
Skills
  • Training
  • Animal Care
Experience Level
  • Some experience
Language
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • English
Age Range
-

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About the Organization

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HK)

https://www.spca.org.hk

Causes

Education
Animal Welfare
What we do

Our mission is to promote kindness to animals, to protect their health and welfare and to prevent cruelty to animals. We also endeavor to cultivate a deep respect for life in the community through humane education, as we believe this will benefit personal growth and the development of our society. Although we are the first charity in Hong Kong to deal with all aspects of animal welfare, we obtain around only 1% of our funding from the government. The rest of our funding comes from the generosity of the general public, for which we are extremely grateful. It is a constant challenge to raise the funds necessary to continue our work. We believe that animals are living creatures which like humans, are able to feel pain, hunger and thirst. We should not inflict any suffering upon our fellow creatures just because they can't speak. The SPCA believes that animals deserve our protection, compassion and respect. We aim to prevent their suffering wherever we can through: Rescue of abandoned, sick and injured animals. 1. Operating an Inspectorate to rescue animals including wildlife, help enforce animal welfare laws and initiate prosecution of offenders. 2. Providing of low-cost desexing for cats and dogs to prevent unwanted litters. 3. Rehoming abandoned and rescued animals. 4. Hospitalisation of homeless animals whenever possible, providing necessary basic veterinary care, treatment of disease or major surgery. 5. Helping to control the animal population by working within the community on programmes to desex loosely owned and feral animals, territory wide. 6. Monitoring of food animal welfare standards. 7. Lobbying and working with government to bring about improved animal welfare legislation. 8. Public education on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare concepts.

Dog Walker

8 hours per week, 1 month

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