PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To provide an alternative pathway for those wanting to get involved hands-on with rescue, but cannot take on a full-time foster in the traditional sense. This role gives volunteers the opportunity to select a dog from the shelter and attend a scheduled Dallas Pets Alive! (DPA) adoption event in hopes of finding a foster/adopter for the pet.
Selecting a shelter dog to attend an adoption event after proper approval by DPA leadership
Transporting selected dog from shelter, to the adoption event, and back to shelter (if necessary)
Maintaining the dog is comfortable and safe at the event
Must be very comfortable and proactive in talking to diverse groups of people
Able to communicate accurate information regarding the Dallas Pets Alive program and the selected dog to the potential adopter/foster
Communicate clearly and effectively through email, keeping those required from DPA “looped-in” on the status of the dog at the event
Providing necessary supplies (leash) to give to the adopter/foster if they do not have their own
CONTACTS WITH OTHERS: This is a mostly in-person role with some online communication involved, and will have regular and continuous contact with shelter employees, DPA volunteers, and the general public. Contact with others will require a positive, professional demeanor. To be most successful at this role, the volunteer should enjoy socializing with all kinds of people in a polite but friendly manner.
CONTROLS OVER WORK: This position reports to the RAD Coordinator, Rescue Assistant Director, Rescue Director, Vice President of Animal Operations, & the Executive Director.
Education and Experience: Must be 18 years of age with some related animal/rescue group experience.
Ability to drive oneself to shelter and adoption event locations
Must be very comfortable talking to people
Must be comfortable handling dogs in a variety of public situations
Able to contribute a full day, once a month to this position