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Petsitting Tent



ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Registration ClosesOct 21, 2017 12:00am or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up

Sit! Stay! Play! The Dog Days of market summers yip a welcoming, wagging tail at the market — but not IN the market because of Shelby County Health Department regulations. So? We provide a Petsitting Tent in the grassy area on the north side of the pavilion, where Rover romps alongside his Volunteer Petsitter!

Skill Set: Woof! Woof! This position requires a natural love and understanding of man’s best friend! It also needs focused, mature individuals who put Fido on his well-deserved pedestal. Lots of petting, playing, romping, and loving, please! See? The tails are wagging already!

Responsibilities: Absolutely first and foremost: safe oversight of our four-legged charges. Their safety is No. 1 always! Every pet owner signs a waiver form on the clipboard provided at the tent table. Make sure collars are tight, water bowls are filled, and dogs are safely separated as needed. Never handle more animals than what you’re comfortable handling. It’s OK to tell visitors that they’ll have to wait until you free up. Walk! Play! Tumble! Or … nap with your dog! Do whatever necessary to keep your invaluable visitor happy and entertained while waiting for Mom and Dad to return from shopping at the market. And remember that what goes in must come out, so poop bag pickup duty is part of the gig. Bags provided!

Special Notes: Volunteers must wear the sunshine-yellow VIP (Volunteer Important Person) Vol-Tee provided. Tees are available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

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PerksFree coffee, water, and soda while you're on your shift, and all the dog love you can stand!
Parking DetailsWe have ample parking in our adjoining lot or on the surrounding streets.
CausesAnimals Community Environment
SkillsHelp w/Animals Pet Sitting Pet Walking

Location: Corner of South Front & G.E. Patterson, 566 S Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103