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San José Animal Care Center
2750 Monterey Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111

408-794-PAWS (7297)

Dog Socializer

Volunteer Position Title: SJACS Dog Socializer Pal

Supervisor: Volunteer Supervisor; Animal Behaviorist
Location of Volunteer Assignment: 2750 Monterey Hwy., San Jose, CA 95111
Minimum Age: 18

What is fun and meaningful about this job?

This position helps our adoptable dogs deal with the stress of living in a cage. They are very grateful to have individual attention and have a chance to walk around, play and have a break from their environment. It is also an opportunity to learn basic obedience (manners) which gives them a much better chance of being adopted!


  • Exercise, socialize and train adoption dogs
  • Document activities, behavior and training progress

Desired Qualifications

The volunteer must:

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Have previous experience directly caring for owned pet or previous volunteer or work experience directly working with dogs
  • Be able to read a dog's body language
  • Be able to document interaction
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Be willing to adhere to the policies and procedures as instructed
  • Be dependable


(All training done at the Animal Care Center. Class schedules provided after we receive your application.)

  • SJACS Online Orientation
  • Safe Animal Handling Training
  • Satisfactory completion of written and practical evaluations

Additional Information

  • This position requires up to 10 hours of training.