PC Pound Puppies

Improving the lives of stray and homeless dogs....

Interested in being a VOLUNTEER for
PC Pound Puppies?


Thanks for your interest in volunteering with PC Pound Puppies.  The primary opportunity we offer for volunteers is to help walk dogs at the shelter. We typically walk them on Tuesdays 5pm and Saturdays 10am, but that can vary according to the weather. Please watch our Facebook page for the most up to date info each week. 

           Volunteers MUST be 18 years or older to hold the leash of a dog and walk. Younger kids are free to come out and give the dogs some love, but they cannot walk a dog. Most of the dogs that we have available for adoption are medium to large size, unruly, and have never had any training. They pull on the leash, jump on you, get you tangled in the leash, and it's easy to get hurt.  Dogs can pull you down, knock you over, take a treat from your hand and accidentally grab a finger with it. Yes, they sometimes bite – it’s very rare, but it can happen. The small dogs are just as guilty of bad behavior as the big dogs are - they are often scared and sometimes nip out of fear.  Other dogs want so desperately to get out of their kennel that they burst out as soon as you open the door and it's hard to hold on to them while attaching the leash... so you can see why we require the older age. 

            We certainly don't want to scare anyone away from helping with the dogs because it can be incredibly fulfilling.  There are plenty more rewards than drawbacks. It's a great opportunity to get out fro some fresh air and exercise. Plus, you're making a shelter dog's day by getting them out! Some other local agencies have programs for younger volunteers, but they have more manpower than our group does which allows them to closely supervise the interaction between child and dog.


            Please feel free to email or call us with questions.  If you decide to give it a try, please complete the form available below.

Thanks again.  We hope to see you soon!