We are always looking for responsible volunteers to help walk the kennel dogs. Some of our volunteers are unable to have a dog of their own, so thoroughly enjoy being able to walk a greyhound on weekends and holidays. Others just want to give our kennels dogs an extra treat.
The kennels are situated at High Halstow and you will have to be able to have your own transport to and from the kennels as they are in a rural location.
After completing our volunteer application form and providing ID, to be approved to walk the dogs you need to attend either one of our induction walks or our winter Saturday walks. Please email us if you wish to book a space on an induction walk. The 2017 induction walks all start at 11am and are on:
Saturday 1st April (location to be confirmed)
Thursday 20th Apri at kennels
Thursday 20th July at kennels
Thursday 19th October at kennels
The winter walks are in different locations and are all listed in events.
Before applying can you please ensure that you have the time to commit to walking the dogs. Once registered we expect you to commit to at least 2 sessions per month. We are all volunteers and it is really frustraing for us to take time away from general dog care to process volunteer applications, for people then not to walk the dogs long term. For the same reason we can no longer do one to one inductions.
For security reasons you will not be able to take the dogs of the premises until you have provided ID and have been approved to do so. You will also have to sign an agreement confirming that you will not allow the dog off a lead and will keep the dog muzzled at all times. You may take children with you on the walk, but they are not allowed to hold the lead and walk the dog. The minimum age for dog walking is 18.
Once you have been approved and have signed an agreement, you may take the dogs to the local village or down to the sea front. The dogs wear their I Need A Home Coats, so the walks not only benefit the dogs, but may also help find them a home.
If you are interested in walking the kennel dogs and are able to commit to an induction walk please contact us. On receipt of your enquiry you will be asked to provide photo ID (passport or driving licence), proof your current address and your car registration number. We will then send this information to the kennels. After your induction walk you are then authorised to contact the kennels direct and make arrangements to walk the dogs.
Other ways to help us: