Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) has a dire need for volunteers to walk dogs on Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday.
With summer vacations and snowbirds absent, there are many dogs to be walked (100+) and not enough walkers.
This activity is good for people who want to get some exercise before going to work or on their way to work; for teens 16+ who need to do something meaningful before school starts; for anyone who wants to exercise and help dogs; or fill in the blank. If you don’t have a dog of your own to walk — this is the next best thing.
There are two types of dogs that need walking:
–Dogs whose vaccinations have not kicked in yet and who cannot leave the property so they are walked on the property and need people to socialize them with mini meet & greets. This activity is suitable for people who cannot walk far or are not confident in taking a dog off the property.
–Dogs who can leave PACC and walk on the grass vs. the pavement at nearby Christopher Columbus Park. Dog walkers follow a designated route and walk for approximately 15 minutes per dog.
If you are interested in walking dogs — come to PACC on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 7:30 – 8 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes, old clothes, and a hat, and bring water. Enter through the south side entrance/ask for Jenny or Norma. First timers will require to complete an application and have a short orientation. Volunteers will determine which dogs are suitable for you to walk.
PACC is located at 4000 N. Silverbell (near the I-10 between Prince Road & Ruthrauff Rd). You can call Norma for more info (743-2283) or just show up.
(Photo is courtesy of PACC)