[personal profile] lehser
I've got a 9-year-old who'd really like to get some dog contact. I've also got a household that's far from ready to get another dog. I was thinking of volunteering with him at a (dog-housing) animal shelter, but so far the only ones I've found have a minimum volunteer age of 16. I'd *like* to be able to involve him, but apparently may need some help finding the right place. Or else I need some help thinking of ways he can get the dog contact he wants/needs, preferably without our getting a dog & without a huge time commitment (I'd been thinking of 1 weekend/month sort of thing).

Thoughts are welcome, as are pointers to people who might know something. Thanks.

Date: 2010-01-05 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] megmuck.livejournal.com
I assume you've tried Buddy Dog...

I know there are a lot of people who house future guide dogs around here - getting them civilized and acclimated to being in a family before they go for their serious training. Perhaps you could hook up with them? Or one of those groups that brings dogs to nursing homes and hospitals?

You also might try finding a local 4-H club that specializes in dogs and talking to one of the leaders about opportunities. (Yes, there is 4-H in Middlesex county)

Date: 2010-01-05 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lehser.livejournal.com
Good points, all. Thanks!



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