Thank you so much for inquiring about our volunteer programs. Where else can you go and have an amazing time with some great dogs and do it in such a fun place as Louisiana?! From the festive streets of New Orleans, to the country setting of the swamps and woods, we have something for everybody.
But, before you make plans there are some things to consider:
Because our facilities and organization are connected to a TV show on Discovery, the public attention we receive can be overwhelming. For this reason, we are strict about respecting our workplace, and also the privacy and safety of our dogs, and staff. All of our programs now have to be monitored by one of our regular VRC staff. So again, we ask that you respect our guidelines and rules when visiting “our house.”
At this time, we are right in the middle of moving our facility. We are moving “down the street” so we will still be located in New Orleans. And because of this, our staff is scattered in various directions so the dog walking program is on hold for now.
But as the schedule permits, we do have some “manual labor” opportunities, such as building kennels, pressure washing the floors, unpacking, and miscellaneous cleaning projects. It changes from day to day, hour to hour, and minute to minute.
It is because of our now spontaneous schedule that you will need to email for any volunteer opportunities coming up. Just an fyi…right now all the volunteering work is physical and it’s hot and humid, so please take that into consideration.
When volunteering please DO NOT bring your young children or personal dogs. It is not the environment for them during this chaotic time.
If you are interested in volunteering, you first have to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE do not show up unannounced. We need to keep everything on a tight schedule and need to have things prearranged.
Thanks so much for your interest and get ready to be “dog-tired.”