Dog Care Team Member

(Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line)

Position ID: V-CWD0186
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 14 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Dog Care Team Member

Contact Adrienne Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS); Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email:

Dog Care Team Members help to maintain the health and welfare of GTHS dogs by cleaning kennels, providing food, exercise, training, companionship and assist with our canine enrichment program.   Dog Care Team Members interact with the majority of dogs at our Animal Centre, so complete a Dog Care Program in order to handle Green dogs (ie. puppies and seniors who are easy to walk and handle) and Yellow dogs (ie. young, rambunctious, pullers who can be slightly difficult to walk and handle), with the ultimate goal of working with Red dogs (ie. strong pullers with some behavioural issues who are difficult to walk and handle). Scheduled training is required upon joining the Dog Care Team and will be required intermittently to progress through the Dog Care Program.

  • Maintain clean and organized kennels (inside and outside)
  • Disinfect kennels and toys
  • Provide treats, food and clean water as required or instructed
  • Wash up any dirty animal dishes (in Animal Equipment Room)
  • Assist with Animal Centre laundry (washing, drying and folding linens)
  • Dispose of garbage and recyclables
  • Bathing and grooming dogs
  • Interact with dogs for walks, training and socialization
  • Reinforce behaviours that make dogs more adoptable
  • Assist in the maintenance of dogs’ health and welfare
  • Ensure dogs are safe and secure
  • Follow appropriate protocol, policies and procedures
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Benefits Stay active, meet like-minded people, interact with dogs and puppies
Clients Dogs of all ages and temperaments, usually medium to large in size (and support teammates)
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Areas of Interest Animal Services
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - Relevant if supporting or training new volunteers ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; MUST have dog handling experience and be comfortable interacting with dogs of all sizes. This role can be physically demanding and is not suitable for everyone
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - A minimum commitment period of 6 months is required for all volunteer positions at the GTHS unless otherwise stated ; Unless otherwise specified, shifts take place once a week from 7.30-9am or from 1-3pm depending on the posted vacancy applied for
Interaction Level Solitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 1.5 / Week
Accessibility Not Accessible ; This role can be physically demanding: kennel cleaning and handling dogs who pull on leash
Location 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood ON L9Y 0W1
Number of Positions Collingwood: 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total. 
At time of posting, our Dog Care Team is looking for new Dog Care Team Members to join them on Wednesday or Saturday mornings (7.30-9am) - please apply today!
Training Orientation - Virtual (or in-person) ; Training is provided - Online, by email and in-person ; Training to progress through the different colour dog handling levels is provided in line with the volunteer's interest and ability
Transportation Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot and along the roadside
Police Check Not Required
Start Date On or after 08 Nov 2023

Agency Details: Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line

Office Phone 705-445-5204
Address & Map
549 10th Line
Collingwood, ON
Canada L9Y 0W1
Mailing Address 549 10th Line 
Canada L9Y 0W1