Any glimpse into the life of an
animal quickens our own and
makes it so much the larger
and better in every way.
- John Muir

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This
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Large breed dogs are a ton of fun, but the level of care they need to cope with kennel-related stress make them a lot of work, too! Big, bouncy dogs require routine exercise, dog-to-dog socialization, and in-kennel enrichment to keep their minds busy. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the dog enrichment team will enhance the quality of care provided to KCHA’s often longest term residents!

The goal of the dog enrichment team is to provide individualized care and enrichment for friendly, fearful, and sometimes reactive dogs during their time in our facility. The team will increase the adoptability of KCHA’s large breed dogs, with a focus on reducing length of stay. In addition to its volunteers, the team’s success also depends on playgroups – a level four care activity you may be interested in joining!

Volunteer shifts are available daily from 8:00a - 6:00p; shift times may vary by volunteer level. Volunteers should have large dog handling experience, work a minimum of one shift every two weeks, and successfully complete specialized training in dog enrichment.

Get started by attending a Dog Enrichment 101 session, held at Fix Charleston.  Upcoming information sessions are:

Friday, October 5th at 6pm

Saturday, October 20th at 3pm

Friday, November 2nd at 6pm

Saturday, November 17th at 3pm

If you have any questions, please e-mail SarahR@adoptcharleston.com.