Additional Volunteer Options

Leash Pals

You can help children stay safer around dogs.  Why is that important?


  • The CDC estimates that half of all children 12 years or under have been bitten by a dog.

  • Most bites occur as a result of teasing or unintentional provocation such as approaching a dog while it's eating or sleeping.

  • Severe injuries from a dog bite are highest for kids age 5 to 9 years.

  • Most dog bite incidents are preventable!

Just one hour of dog safety training can reduce attacks by 80%

You can help!  Become a Leash Pals volunteer and help us spread the dog safety knowledge.  Leash Pal presentations usually include you and your certified pet and 1-2 other certified teams.  Having multiple certified teams on hand provides ample opportunities for the children to practice their newly learned dog greeting skills.

Becoming a Leash Pals volunteer is easy.  Simply click here to let us know you would like to be a Leash Pals volunteer.   Our Program Director will contact you to schedule a training session.  The training session is approximately 60 minutes long.  So what are you waiting for?  The kids need you!