We host an adoption event every month at the Petco location on 2445 West Vista Way in Oceanside. This is a great venue to stop in and meet our event-friendly adoptable animals seeking forever homes. The event is from 12:00 noon to 3:00. If there is a dog you want to meet in person at one of our events, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire if that dog will be AT the event. We rely on volunteers to drive to/from and handle the dog for the event, and sometimes we just don’t have enough “hands” for all the dogs. So if there’s someone in particular you want to meet in person, be sure to inquire ahead of time so we can be sure to have a volunteer bring that dog. Please understand that some dogs do not show well in these types of adoption events — too many unfamiliar noises and smells just are too stressful for them, and we will not put them through that. In those instances, you can set up an appointment for a one-on-one meet-and-greet at our adoption center – just email the adoption coordinators at “email@example.com.” Follow our Facebook page to watch for Petco event dates or email to inquire!
LCAL Orientations are held on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month. Our orientation is an opportunity for those interested in volunteering to come in and learn about our operation and how we work as a team to keep all the animals (and humans) safe and happy! Once you attend an orientation, you will be guided to train and work with the animals until you learn the various techniques and how we operate. Orientations usually last a couple of hours, and there’s another hour of dog walking/handling/training if you’re signed up to be a dog walker. Once you are comfortable and the Lead Coordinators feel you are ready, you will be able to take on a shift. If you just want to be a foster, an advocate, or just come play with a dog, it is important you attend orientation. You will learn how to handle some of the special dogs, learn about or processes and communications and where to obtain information and help. It is important to us that the dogs are well taken care of and everyone stays on the same page and that our team is consistent in their practices. Reminder: If you plan to be a dog walker/handler, you’ll need to attend an additional hour of training/handling in order to be signed off by a lead. Please submit a volunteer application from the Volunteer tab on this website if you’d like to join the LCAL team! We’d love to have you!
NEXT ORIENTATION DATES: JUNE 3, JULY 1, AUG 5, and the 2nd Sunday in September, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018.