Free Professional Dog Training
for adopted dogs!
If you adopt a dog from a shelter, humane society, or rescue group, and live in Santa Barbara County, you are eligible for this great offer!
|Cant adopt a dog right now, but want to help dogs needing homes?...TRY VOLUNTEERING !|
K-9 PALS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
K-9 PALS needs volunteers who can provide services with skills for the following activities:
Foster care for dogs
Marketing and advertising
Grant writing and research
Veterinary care assistance
Dog behavior training
Therapy dog experience
Special Note: To meet our mission statement, K-9 PALS needs volunteers for so many purposes, but fundraising and coordinating outreach activities are critical to meeting our goals.
Foster Care. K-9 PALS Volunteers are desperately needed to for providing foster homes for our dogs. You will need to complete the foster requirements and be approved to help care for puppies, sick dogs, or dogs that would benefit from behavior training and socialization in a home environment. Foster dogs are property of K-9 PALS and they must be in foster homes until permanent homes can be found for them. It is a very rewarding experience to provide a safe and loving home until an adoptive home is found for each dog. Please consider being part of our foster team!
ANIMAL SHELTER VOLUNTEERING
K-9 PALS Volunteers who want to additionally volunteer in a local shelter to work hands-on with the shelter dogs will need to complete requirements specifically for the shelter of their choice.
Commmunity events for Shelter and rescue group dogs. K-9 PALS Volunteers who are trained to work with the dogs from the respective shelter or rescue group will be able to take adoptable dogs to community events such as K-9 PALS fundraisers, adoption events, outreach events, responsible pet education events, and off site day trips around the community. K-9 PALS provides additional opportunities for our volunteers to learn from dog behavior trainers in the commmunity.
|Open Paw Training Program
K-9 PALS volunteers have an opportunity to be trained by our K-9 PALS dog behavior trainer, Andrea Bratt Frick, so that they can practice the Open Paw Four-level training that teaches dogs to feel comfortable in the shelter environment and to enjoy the company of people.
Volunteers learn to teach dogs basic manners, such as COME, SIT, DOWN and LEAVE IT. Volunteers also are shown how to teach dogs to present themselves in the most impressive way to potential adopters so that they can find happy new homes-and stay in those happy homes!
If your questions about volunteering with K-9 PALS are not answered here, email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-570-0415.
If you would also like to make a donation, please visit our Donate Page.
Visit our Facebook page to keep up with our latest news.
Poor Dusty, abandoned at the local Santa Barbara County shelter, with life threatening condition of bladder stones. K-9 PALS was called on provide the surgery and vet care and we need donations to help us pay for Dusty's life saving surgery. He has already had the surgery but we need help with the bills. Surgery and post-op vet care estimate is $900. You can help save his life. Please click on the link to donate for Dusty.
Would you like to see more dogs helped out of pain and suffering and become healthy again? Consider donating to K-9 PALS...Your Donations will go towards helping DOMINO and MANDY and other homeless shelter dogs in need. DONATE online using PayPal, or send donations to K-9 PALS, P.O. Box 60755, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755.
Interested in Volunteering?
Become a K-9 PALS volunteer...there are many ways to help the homeless and abandoned dogs of Santa Barbara County. The dogs will love you for it!
K-9 PALS volunteers raise money to provide for the veterinary care, surgeries, spay/neuters, provide dog behavior training, promote adoptions, provide marketing and advertising, and advocate for homeless and abandoned dogs in Santa Barbara County.
Call K-9 PALS at 805-570-0415 to find out all the ways you can help homeless dogs in need. Or simply sign up on our Volunteer Sign Up page.
Make it twice as rewarding and volunteer with a friend !