Dog Walker/Socialiser  with Forever Hounds Trust (Ref: 1561)
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Do you love dogs ? This could be just the opportunity for you !

The role is to exercise and socialise the dogs in Forever Hounds Trust’s care during scheduled weekly group walks.Volunteers may also take part in training of individual dogs, enriching their lives until they get a new Forever home. You will be helping dogs, while gaining practical skills and experience and staying active yourself and making new friends (both human and canine!).

Currently there is a particular need for volunteers in the Lydney area.

Key tasks:
• Walking dogs on and off site
• Assisting with training where required
• Playing with and socialising dogs
• Helping to monitor health, welfare and behaviour of Forever Hounds Trust dogs
by providing written observations on the behavioural and/or physical condition
of the dogs.
What are they looking for?

The volunteer must:

- have an interest in dog welfare. Experience of owning or caring for a dog
(particularly sighthounds) is an advantage but support will be provided
- be able to offer regular commitment and reliability- e.g. preferred weekly commitment
- have a willingness to learn and follow any relevant procedures, e.g. health and
safety, handling


There is one walk at a weekend - time and day varies and then one walk on Wednesday mornings.

They are not able to pay travel expenses.

You will receive full support in your role. Forever Hounds Trust will provide you with guidance and direction to ensure that you have a positive, enjoyable volunteering experience.

When: Variable times
Age requirements: All ages

Forest of Dean

About Forever Hounds Trust
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Forever Hounds Trust, which currently operates across eight regions in England, provides facilities to rescue and care for unwanted, abused or abandoned greyhounds and lurchers.

The regional teams work together to provide an on-going professional and caring service for all dogs taken into care, and also to raise funds and awareness of the charity.

Forever Hounds Trust supports the promotion of improved greyhound and lurcher welfare through their membership of the Greyhound Forum, the Association of Dogs & Cats Homes and other appropriate bodies.

See all roles with Forever Hounds Trust