Additional Volunteer Options
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!