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Dog Walker Volunteer

Are You a Dog Person With Energy to Burn?

Are you willing to give some of your time to better the lot of impounded dogs? Then you are just what we are looking for. Dogs at the City pound need exercise and loving attention. You will be providing them with the help they need to reduce the stress of pound life and to become more adoptable until they can find loving foster or life-long homes. You will be assessing behavior problems such as fearlessness, barking, hyperactivity and lack of training. Making note of such problems will provide the future adopter with information concerning behavior issues they need to deal with.

Some dog owners or foster parents with physical limitations may need volunteers to give their dogs the exercise they need. We would like to be able to offer this service in the interest of healthy and happy dogs and of their owners who really want to keep their dogs but feel they can't meet their needs in this respect. If this interests you, you will be working with owners or foster parents to reach a mutually agreeable exercise schedule.


The work entails walking impounded dogs for 10-20 minutes each, assessing the dog's highlights as well as any problems, and transferring relevant information to PHA's dog coordinator.


  • Genuine concern for the welfare of the animals that is consistent with the philosophy of the Petersburg Humane Association.
  • Experience handling dogs.
  • Physical ability and willingness to handle large dogs.
  • Ability to work independently.

Ready to Sign up?

If you are interested in volunteering to help exercise dogs, please contact the Petersburg Humane Association by calling 518-1091 and leaving a message, or sending an e-mail message to