It seems to me there are a couple of issues here. I don't think a shelter wants just any JoeBloe walking in one day to say "hey I'd like to help by walking your dogs". The shelter needs to know something about its volunteers though a criminal check might be a bit much. If someone has been volunteering at a shelter for some time so the staff knows them and now new policies are being put into effect, then the shelter should have some sort of informational meeting/handout for all its volunteers so they know what and why. And even when volunteers have been accepted, some mini-training should be included for handling dogs. Many shelter dogs have been abused so I wouldn't want a volunteer who grew up under the "old" system of training with spanking and collar yerking now handling a special needs dog. Actual certification for dog walkers - no - the government intrudes enough.
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I wasnt sure where to put this,but I cried when my friend sent it to me and I thought of all of you.
(jonny b. posted this in another thread. I thought it was really awesome, so I reposted it separately so everyone could find it. Cheers.
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agilebasenji last edited by
this is the third time this has found me. I watch and feel moved each time.
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Sharron posted this sometime back in July too. really good!
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Awww, now you have us all crying - beautiful little video, and all so true.