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Program Goal

To involve the community in caring for the dogs at our facility by allowing them to provide the dogs with exercise and stimulating activities to enhance their chances of being adopted and improve their overall health while at our facility.


Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Volunteers will be accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays beginning in 2019. Each day has a morning session and an afternoon session except for Saturdays. On Saturdays there will only be a morning session.  Volunteering must be scheduled in advance. You can contact the Holmes County Dog Warden’s Department at 330-674-6301 to schedule. In order to volunteer you must attend volunteer orientation. Please visit our volunteer rules page for more information on the requirements of our program.

Volunteer Tasks 

  1. Walk dogs
  2. Monitor dogs in play yard
  3. Work on obedience training
  4. Spend time in the adoption room with dogs
  5. Document good and bad behaviors

Please see a list of our program rules. 

Program Rules

Any effective and safe volunteer program must have rules and guidelines. Please review our program rules and be prepared to follow them

Orientation Registration

You MUST be registered to attend orientation. Registration can be completed online, by phone (330-674-6301) or by visiting the Dog Warden’s Office

Orientation Dates:

March 28, 2020 at 9:30 AM

For your convenience you can download the the Holmes County Dog Warden’s volunteer application form and bring it with you when you complete your orientation. Orientation will last anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour.