Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CITY DOGS. We, and the dogs, would love to have you. To find out when the next new Volunteer orientation meeting is, please check the CITY DOGS Cleveland Facebook page under the Events tab.
Please note: You MUST be at least 18 years of age to volunteer. Volunteers who handle dogs must be able to meet the physical requirements of handling large, adult dogs in a fast-paced environment.
Attending a New Volunteer Orientation is the first step to volunteering with us. Volunteers at CITY DOGS walk dogs every day in addition to attending community events, taking dogs on hikes/runs, providing stuffed Kongs as in-kennel enrichment, assisting with networking, baking, crafting, and more!
For now, these sessions are hosted VIRTUALLY via Zoom.
This orientation will last about an hour. During this session, you will learn about the Division of Animal Care & Control and City Dogs Cleveland, what our volunteers do, and why it is SO rewarding to volunteer with us. We have several types of volunteer opportunities involving both handling dogs and non-handling. All volunteers must attend this to get started. Most volunteer roles require additional training, and the next steps will be discussed during the orientation.