Shelter Dog Internship Trio Programme

*Applications Now Closed*

    *Applications Now Closed*

    We have a unique opportunity to gain experience in a fast paced shelter environment. Full training will be provided.

    Applicant Requirements

    • Minimum age 18
    • Must have transport to and from the shelter.
    • Commit to 2 days a week (Day options Tuesday to Friday but will be set days)
    • Duration: 3 months with the potential to extend to 6 months on a voluntary basis.

    Applicant must have:

    • A passion for animal welfare
    • The ability to volunteer in a fast paced environment
    • Capable of working as a team player
    • Good telephone manner
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to use own innovative
    • Basic computer skills
    • Be confident handling dogs of all sizes and behaviours
    • Possess a strong personal work ethic

    *Please note this is a very physical role.

    Daily duties will include but not be limited to:

    Animal Care

    • Cleaning kennels
    • Preparing feeds
    • Administering medication
    • Providing behavioural enrichment & stimulation
    • Walking dogs
    • Socialising dogs in play groups
    • Observing canine body language
    • Basic obedience training


    • Allocation of dogs to suitable families
    • Basic temperament assessments
    • Observing dog meets
    • Observing family meets


    • Adding dogs to website
    • Making calls to potential adopters
    • Managing emails
    • Completing adoption & trial paperwork

    To apply please email CV and cover letter to [email protected]

    Must also describe your experience with dog handling to date.