Dogs Trust

COVID-19 info: Our rehoming centres are currently closed to the public but you can still adopt some of our dogs: take a look at their profiles to see which ones. We’ve set up a new rehoming process which includes social distancing measures to help keep staff and adopters safe.

Dogs Trust West Calder needs your help

Dogs Trust West Calder is hosting a volunteer recruitment event on Saturday 19th May 2019 open to anyone wishing to help make a difference to the lives and welfare of dogs.

Volunteers are highly valued and a vital part of the team; and the event will provide the perfect opportunity to learn more about Dogs Trust’s work; what goes on at the centre, the various responsibilities and tasks available for volunteers to undertake. There will also be a chance to get a tour of the rehoming centre.

The event will take place between 2.00 – 3.00pm and the team are inviting anyone along who might be able to spare a few hours on a regular basis to help out around the local rehoming centre.

Garry Lee, Volunteer Coordinator at Dogs Trust West Calder said:

“Volunteering with us is really rewarding for those who are passionate about the welfare of dogs. Our volunteers play a pivotal role in making sure rescue dogs have all their home comforts while in kennels, as any given day they could be doing anything from: cleaning kennels; assisting members of the public when they visit the centre; or helping out at events.

“Our dedicated volunteers ensure that dogs get to spend more time with their canine carers and get the training and socialisation they need in order to prepare them for their forever home.”

As well as supporting the welfare of dogs at the rehoming centre, there are also opportunities to become a foster career on the charity’s Home From Home (HFH) Fostering programme.

Stephen Thomson, Home From Home Coordinator, said:

“Dogs on the HFH programme usually need a little extra TLC because they might be nervous in kennels, slightly older or possibly recovering from a health issue; or even very young puppies, who need a lot of additional care before being old enough to rehome.”

If you would like to volunteer with Dogs Trust West Calder, or find out more about the event, please get in touch with the team on 01506 536840.