- Weekends only
- Any volunteer can provide tours
- Kennels 1, 2, and 3 (blue, purple, and brown) can be toured
- welcome the public to the shelter
- only four people allowed on the tour
- explain that kennels are very loud and recommend any questions be asked after tour
- only tour kennels 1, 2, and 3
- encourage the public to read the dog’s chart
- if someone is interested in a dog, encourage them to take a picture of the dog and the face sheet on the chart
- people should have control of their children at all times
- touch the dog or put fingers/hands in the kennel (the dog could mistakenly think that they are getting a treat and accidentally bite)
- allow children to run around the kennels
- show dogs
- If a person is interested in a dog, direct them to complete an adoption application (available online or at the shelter).
- If the person rents a home or apartment shelter staff members will call landlord and confirm that they are permitted to have a dog.
- If the person has other pets, the shelter staff will call the individual’s veterinarian.
- The individual should schedule an appointment to meet the dog. If they have a dog, they are encouraged to bring their dog so they can do a dog meet or they can schedule a time return to the shelter with their dog for a meet.