Tiverton Rehoming Centre

Animal Care - Dog Carer - Mornings

Dog carer

Are you a dog lover looking for a chance to gain practical experience and skills? Would you love to spend time with dogs but are not currently in a position to have a dog yourself? Blue Cross is looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help us look after our dogs until they find loving new homes. We are currently looking for people to volunteer on a Monday or Friday Morning (8.30-12.30). 


What you will be doing:

  • Helping with routine cleaning in the kennels
  • Feeding, bathing, grooming and exercising the dogs
  • Socialising the dogs, stroking, playing with them and getting them used to being handled
  • Some basic dog training following Blue Cross procedures
  • Monitoring health, welfare and behaviour of the dogs


What we are looking for:

  • Regular commitment and reliability
  • An interest in dog welfare. Experience of owning or caring for dogs is an advantage.
  • Ability to work in a team or alone
  • An understanding of the care dogs require and willingness to carry out routine tasks such as cleaning
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • A reasonable level of fitness


Benefits to you:

  • You’ll be helping pets to have happy, healthy lives
  • Spend quality time with our dogs then watch them go to new homes
  • A chance to spend time with dogs without the commitment of pet ownership
  • Stay active and healthy
  • Develop skills and enhance your CV for a career in animal welfare
  • Join a great team of like-minded people
  • Gain practical skills and experience


Time commitment: 


We are currently recruiting for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday  Mornings (8.30-12.30)

Please do not sign up to any of the shifts available below until you have been contacted by the centre who would like to discuss the role and training with you before you start. Thank you  

If you would like to know more information please contact the volunteer co-ordinator at the centre on 0300 7771560 or email TivertonVolunteering@bluecross.org.uk


Qualifications Required

  • Dog induction new Must be Completed

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 311 total shifts) for this activity are as follows

Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Monday, March 02, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Thursday, March 05, 2020 8:30 AM 12:30 PM