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RSB Emergency Dog Boarder

  • Location: Across: Adelaide SA, Smithfield SA, Noarlunga Downs SA, Gilles Plains SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Disability Services
  • Time Required

    When the dog is in your care, they will be with you for 24 hours a day for the agreed period of time.

  • Suitable for
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Families with Children
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Work Experience
  • Type of work
    • Working with Animals
  • Training

    Specific Training to work with the Guide & Assistance Dogs will be provided

  • Reimbursement

    Everything you need to complete your volunteer role will be provided

  • Requirements

    Please Note:
    * As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
    * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

If you have limited time available, but would like to help, becoming an Emergency Boarder is a great way to volunteer. An RSB Guide Dog in training will join your family for a period of time depending on your availability. This could be for a few hours, a day, a weekend or weeks / months.

We provide all of the equipment required to make your pup feel at home, including food and bedding. All you need is:

  • To undergo a police check, interview and property inspection
  • Pre-training before pup arrives
  • To walk your pup at least once a day
  • A safe and suitable area to toilet and exercise the pup
  • The ability to take the pup with you to the shops, on the bus, or wherever you visit
  • To not leave the pup alone for longer than 2 hours
  • An area where your pup can sleep indoors
  • To follow RSB guidelines in relation to training, diet and looking after the pup.
  • Ability to transport a pup safely
  • Able to attend regular training with RSB staff during business hours

With such important careers ahead of them, our puppies need a good start in life. We provide you with specialist training and support to assist you and the pup through the various learning stages.

Emergency Boarders need to be :

  • Reasonable fitness (a Medical Clearance from your GP/specialist Doctor may be required)
  • Landlord Approval (If renting)
  • Employer Approval (If required)
  • Class C Drivers Licence and a reliable vehicle

There is no cost to the volunteer and volunteer must be over 18 years of age.