Dog Walking
Animals Under Protection; A No-Kill Animal Shelter in Boca Raton, Florida – (561) 482-8110

Dog Walking

Dog Walking

ABOVE: Claud walking Fiona.

Dog walking classes are now mandatory due to the new health insurance rules of 2017.

Do you want to walk some of our cutest and sweetest adoptable dogs?

ABOVE: Cyndy spending quality time with Lulu.

Program Requirements 

    • You must be at least 18 years old and have proof of health insurance and a photo ID.
    • We require a commitment to a regular dog walking schedule with a minimum of 1 hour per week for at least 3 months 
    • Shifts are EVERYDAY ( holidays also)
      • 5:30 am-7:30 am
      • 9 am-12 pm
      • 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
    • You will be required to contact the volunteer coordinator if he/she cannot fulfill said schedule 
  • Walk adoptable dogs at the shelter
  • Update the White Board at the Dog Walking Station
  • Attend Mandatory Dog Walking Meetings

Essential Capabilities for Volunteering Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Understand the dogs are not your home dogs
  • Ability to commit to a weekly schedule for three months or more
  • Ability to work well with others- staff and volunteers
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Average vision
  • Ability to tolerate noises and unpleasant odors
  • Ability to walk unaided on uneven and/or rough terrain
  • Use of both hands simultaneously
  • High level of manual dexterity

We’d Love To Have You! There Are a Few Things That Need To Happen First:

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application
  • Register for our 3-hour dog walking orientation class (Before the class, you will need to purchase an ID Badge for $4 and a “Volunteer” shirt (ranging in price from $13-25) to wear when dog walking
  • Once you’ve completed the class and have purchased your ID badge and shirt, you are ready to walk dogs on the schedule agreed upon between the Volunteer Coordinator and the Volunteer
  • Class space is limited and space fills up quickly!!! Please be on time for class
  • Wear comfortable “closed toe” walking shoes

ABOVE: Shelley walking Aimee.

Please note: This is not for court ordered community service. For court ordered community service, please click here.

Our volunteers are indispensable. Dozens of dedicated women and men donate thousands of hours in virtually every department of the shelter. Some are here every day of the week, while others come in one afternoon. All levels of commitment are greatly appreciated. If you love animals and like working with people, consider volunteering. For more information call our Volunteer Coordinator Shelley Franco at (561) 482-8110 or email her at

Most volunteer communications are done via e-mail. We hold several fundraisers throughout the year that we need help with as well as various speaking engagements and tours. After you have completed the training class you will be added to our e-mail list and begin receiving mail.

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