A training for golden lovers who are interested in volunteering as a home visitor or foster family with the rescue is being held on Saturday, January 23rd from 930 a.m. until noon at the Charlotte Hall Library.
The first hour of the training includes an introduction and brief history of the rescue, followed by training for Home Visit Volunteers. Home Visitors go to the homes of people who are interested in adopting a golden retriever to ensure the family has a safe environment for a golden retriever and to educate prospective adopters about the breed and the rescue. If you have a golden this is a great volunteer activity as you can take your dog with you!
The second half of the training focuses on all aspects of providing a temporary (foster) home to a golden retriever in need. Topics include introducing your temporary golden to your family, providing medical care, getting to know your dog and helping your dog make the transition to their furever family.
There is no cost for the training, and while an RSVP is nice to ensure adequate training materials and refreshments, it is not necessary. For more information about the training or Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland call 301.994.0132.
December 29, 2009 2 Comments