The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, for a cause you consider good.
Volunteer for Boxer Rescue Los Angeles (BRLA)
BRLA maintains two full-time facilities that house, at times, over 65 Boxers. While we do have a small staff that provides the basic care for our Boxers by daily feeding and cleaning, it’s the volunteers who make the difference in lives of the dogs in BRLA’s care.
As you can see by the photos, weekends are exciting times at BRLA. That is when adoptions take place and we have volunteers on hand to help around the kennel, walk dogs, bathe/groom dogs, work on training and give the dogs all the attention they crave and deserve while they wait for a permanent home. This is a welcome break for the BRLA dogs and the interaction with volunteers helps them work on their social skills improving their chances of getting adopted. Plus, it is a lot of fun, a terrific workout and you see the immediate results of your efforts on the faces of the dogs.
Come out and volunteer at BRLA! You are assured to have a great time!
Here is some basic starter information for you to consider in your decision to volunteer with BRLA:
Our facility is located in the East San Fernando Valley. The exact street address will be provided when your orientation session date is confirmed.
The kennel kennel is open to volunteers on weekends for those who have successfully completed their orientation. BRLA is not open to volunteers Monday - Friday due to the weekday routine of the kennel staff and liability.
New volunteer orientations take place by appointment once a month on Sundays. After your orientation and you feel comfortable - you can come volunteer any weekend during supervised volunteer hours
Below are our most common available volunteer opportunities. We are always looking for other creative ways for volunteers to help out.
Dog Walker –To get started as a dog walker volunteer you must be at least 18 years of age (no exceptions)
Admin, Marketing, Fundraising – For those of you not able to be as hands on with our Boxers, there are many opportunities to help BRLA with remote tasks like admin, marketing and fundraising.
Ready to Volunteer?
Requirements: Be at least 18 years of age to handle BRLA Boxers and able to attend a new volunteer orientation.
Step 1: Fill out BRLA Volunteer Applicaion and BRLA Volunteer Agreement.
Step 2 : Come to the kennel for your scheduled 30-40 minute orientation and start spending time with the best Boxers available for adoption.
Thank you in advance for considering volunteering with BRLA.
SAFETY IS PRIORITY #1
To prepare for volunteering at BRLA:Please watch our BRLA Volunteer Training Video
To help BRLA Boxers have the best manners and stand out to potential adopters we work with them on proper leash manners. We exclusively use The no-pull Freedom Harness to teach good loose leash manners. Take a few minutes to see how this amazing training tool works in the video below: You will be walking like a pro in no time!