Info and rules for volunteers

Volunteers

Puppies Puppies Everywhere

Please read the instructions

If you are a volunteer for the first time, we would like to have your information. For this you can fill out a form in the office / reception. Young people under 18 years of age may only do so with the written permission of the parents or guardians. When walking with dogs, it's helpful to know: wear sturdy, non-slip shoes, ... slips are not helpful, especially with strong dogs.

The shelter floor can be slippery and therefore could easily fall off if you don't have good non-slip footwear. You cannot remove any dog ​​without information and authorization.

  • Some are too anxious and need special treatment.
  • Some have just undergone surgery and are not allowed to walk.
  • Some have entered new or are anxious or in heat or may react aggressively.
  • Some may attack cats that walk outside.
  • Some have to wear a muzzle which are "PPP dogs", such as those of Stafford, Pitbulls, Rottweilers, etc. (under 18 years old cannot walk with these PPP dogs).

You must even have an official permit in Spain to be allowed to walk with these dogs. So it is MANDATORY always put a muzzle.

WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW THE DOG, GET INFORMED BEFORE YOU APPROACH OR TAKE IT OUT. OBSERVE THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE BOARDS AT THE CAGE DOORS.

Dogs that are together in a park must go out at the same time. Because when you take a dog out and come back in herd, can be attacked by others (jealousy). You should always inform yourself if you want to go out with dogs from a park with an office volunteer.

You should not touch puppies in connection with disease transmission until they are vaccinated. The Immune system still does not work and they are very susceptible to diseases. In an environment with so many dogs, there can always be germs around.

There are special Clips, which are used to hang in the cages or collars of the dogs that have left, so that the others walkers can see who walked and who did not walk. This will prevent some dogs from going out more times and others do not. Hang the Clips on the top of the door so that the dogs do not bite them.

All dogs must have a double leash. For this we have special belts that have two clips at the end, so you can fasten it around your waist if necessary. Dogs must wear a collar and harness or two collars before leaving the shelter.

ALWAYS USE DOUBLE COLLARS

If a collar or lock breaks, then the dog always has a reserve. Be careful, tighten the necklace well, but you can put two fingers in the middle of the necklace.

Otherwise, the dog can stick its head out of its belt and escape. A dog that wants to escape will always want to withdraw from the gang or platform. So check if the band is tight enough by pulling on the strap, that it shouldn't be able to tip over. Hold the strap around your waist or always hold the strap firmly, first pass your wrist through the loop and then hold the strap by hand.

When you walk through the shelter, keep the dog on a leash and walk with a firm step, don't stop and wait for another volunteer ... That's better outside the door. A dog that has just come out of the cage is excited and also vulnerable to a line. When a dog is about, she could fight him through all the tension.

There is an additional door for the exit (a so-called lock), to avoid escapes. Always wait to open the door when you see that the other door is open. Some dogs wait for their opportunity and take advantage of it to escape. So never open two doors to same time.

Always close the gates and bars behind you, even if someone is coming behind you. If this person falls behind in the last At this point, the door would remain open and cause many problems. This occurs regularly. Before entering or leaving the front door, be sure to check who's on the other side of the door first. Can't you see this to through the closed door. In maybe it's an aggressive dog, or a cat that could be caught by the dog.

Note: There are cats at the entrance and some dogs chase them when they see them. As soon as you don't realize it, they can break free and provoke a bloodbath. Don't let dogs get too close to cats. Cats are also often among cars parked. You don't see them, but the dogs do.

DOG ESCAPES

If a dog escapes, inform our office volunteers immediately so we can begin their search!

Biting THE BELT

Do not allow the dog to bite the leash during the walk, so that it does not break.

COLLARS AND BELTS MATERIAL

You will find it hanging on the wall of the wooden house in front of the entrance.

Always return the material from where you got it. So the straps hang back on the wooden house hooks and necklaces according to size. The easiest are double straps.

Some of our harnesses have an additional strap, you may not know it, but it is used to avoid leaks. The additional strap rotates around the tummy and adjusts so it cannot pass over the chest. So the dog cannot leave. We recommend that you put a carabiner on the harness and another on the necklace.

CREW-MEMBRO

Shelter visitors see him "as one of the shelter team members". So we ask you to welcome visitors to the shelter and refer them to the office (for someone coming the first time, it's not immediately clear where he is.)

FORBIDDEN TO WALK

Near the roundabout there is a tunnel. Don't walk under the tunnel. The owner of the land adjacent to the tunnel does not agree that we go with the dogs next to their land. Therefore you We recommend that you do not walk through the tunnel, even though it is a public area.

If you notice something different about the dog while walking; Inform the office or send an email at your own language to info@sphoek.com.

Visitors and volunteers have their own responsibility when something happens and minors are only allows them to walk under the supervision of a responsible person.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.

Greetings and enjoy your walks.

The board.

P.S.

If you come regularly as a volunteer, we have our own Facebook group where we can inform us when there is something special. Ask one of the volunteers if they can add you