Could you spare some time to make a difference to a dog’s life? Newport City Dogs Home are searching for weekday dog walkers to volunteer at their rehoming centre. If you are over 18 with an interest in animals, then this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
This weekend I headed down to the kennels to see first-hand what the volunteers of Newport City Dogs Home get up to. Nestled next to the Transporter Bridge, a group of volunteers dedicate their time to caring for and rehoming stray dogs from across Newport.
On Saturday morning the volunteers ran one of their regular inductions for new dog walkers. They usually have a good response to volunteer requests, but weekday dog walkers are in demand.
The team acknowledge that volunteers have busy lives and cannot always commit to set weekly schedules. Once signed up, and having completed the induction, individuals are welcome to attend the centre any time during walking hours and take a dog out. They can even bring along family and friends to join in the walk.
If you could spare an hour to improve the life of a dog awaiting a new home, then they want to hear from you. The team also welcome interest from corporate volunteer schemes, having run these partnerships successfully in the Cardiff dogs home.
The kennels are currently open for walkers Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am to 3pm, but the home hope to extend these hours as more volunteers sign up.