Free Professional Dog Training
for adopted dogs!
If you adopt a dog from a shelter, humane society, or rescue group, and live in Santa Barbara County, you are eligible for this great offer!
|Cant adopt a dog right now, but want to help dogs needing homes?...TRY VOLUNTEERING !|
K-9 PALS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
K-9 PALS needs volunteers who can provide services with skills for the following activities:
Marketing and advertising
Grant writing and research
Foster care for dogs
Veterinary care assistance
Dog behavior training
Therapy dog experience
Special Note: To meet our mission statement, K-9 PALS needs volunteers for so many purposes, but fundraising and coordinating outreach activities are critical to meeting our goals.
Foster Care. K-9 PALS Volunteers can participate in fostering dogs in their homes. You will need to complete the foster requirements for the partnering shelter or animal rescue group and be approved to help care for puppies, sick dogs, or dogs that would benefit from behavior training and socialization in a home environment.
ANIMAL SHELTER VOLUNTEERING
K-9 PALS Volunteers who want to additionally volunteer in a local shelter to work hands-on with the shelter dogs will need to complete requirements specifically for the shelter of their choice.
Commmunity events for Shelter and rescue group dogs. K-9 PALS Volunteers who are trained to work with the dogs from the respective shelter or rescue group will be able to take adoptable dogs to community events such as K-9 PALS fundraisers, adoption events, outreach events, responsible pet education events, and off site day trips around the community. K-9 PALS provides additional opportunities for our volunteers to learn from dog behavior trainers in the commmunity.
|Open Paw Training Program
K-9 PALS volunteers have an opportunity to be trained by our K-9 PALS dog behavior trainer, Andrea Bratt Frick, so that they can practice the Open Paw Four-level training that teaches dogs to feel comfortable in the shelter environment and to enjoy the company of people.
Volunteers learn to teach dogs basic manners, such as COME, SIT, DOWN and LEAVE IT. Volunteers also are shown how to teach dogs to present themselves in the most impressive way to potential adopters so that they can find happy new homes-and stay in those happy homes!
If your questions about volunteering with K-9 PALS are not answered here, email us at
email@example.com or call 805-570-0415.
If you would also like to make a donation, please visit our Donate Page.
Visit our Facebook page to keep up with our latest news.
Skoshi came into the shelter with large tumors in her abdomen. K9 PALS made her one of our sanctuary dogs and found her a foster home for her to be comfortable in, because the tumor was thought to be cancerous. We then consulted a specialist, and found that we could get an operation done to remove the tumors. We just had the surgery done and it cost ~1270$. Skoshi has a new "leash" on life, but we need help paying the bills. Please consider donating to Skoshi's medical funds.
Penelope came into the shelter in a neglected state. K9 PALS got her surgery to have masses removed and dental surgery to fix up her teeth. Penelope has been adopted but we are still paying the bills from her surgeries. Please considering donating to K-9 PALS to help fund Penelope's and other dogs medical costs.
Would you like to see more dogs helped out of pain and suffering and become healthy again? Consider donating to K-9 PALS...Your Donations will go towards helping DOMINO and MANDY and other homeless shelter dogs in need. DONATE online using PayPal, or send donations to K-9 PALS, P.O. Box 60755, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755.
Interested in Volunteering?
Become a K-9 PALS volunteer...there are many ways to help the homeless and abandoned dogs of Santa Barbara County. The dogs will love you for it!
K-9 PALS volunteers raise money to provide for the veterinary care, surgeries, spay/neuters, provide dog behavior training, promote adoptions, provide marketing and advertising, and advocate for homeless and abandoned dogs in Santa Barbara County.
Call K-9 PALS at 805-570-0415 to find out all the ways you can help homeless dogs in need. Or simply sign up on our Volunteer Sign Up page.
Make it twice as rewarding and volunteer with a friend !