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Position # 3814
OrganizationElderDog South Vancouver Island Pawd
Position Rehoming/Foster Coordinator - Victoria
Impact Statement ElderDog Canada is a 100% volunteer-run, national charity dedicated to ageing people and ageing dogs. Through our Rehoming Program we help senior dogs to live out their twilight years with the love and dignity they deserve. For dogs who have lost a human companion due to a residence change, illness or death and are left without a caregiver, ElderDog works to provide care and companionship through:
- foster care in an approved foster home
- adoption to an approved home
- pre-planned long term care in an approved home.
- Where possible we endeavour to re-home older dogs with older people who want loving companionship.
Description The role includes:
- responding to rehoming and adoption inquiries;
- following intake, placement, and follow-up procedures;
- recruiting and working with volunteer foster companions;
- reviewing rehoming and adoption applications and conducting home visits to determine placement suitability;
- liaising with vet clinics regarding appropriate care;
- liaising with National Office about Long Term Care Registration;
- arranging/facilitating transportation to foster and permanent homes;
- keeping records of Program activities;
- submitting required paperwork to National Office;
- providing follow-up support as needed.
Training Details Be part of a collaborative executive team
Mentorship from ElderDog National
Access to pre-existing forms and guidelines
Working Conditions The skill set we are looking for
A ‘people person’ who cares about seniors and understands their complex needs and who has compassion and understanding of dogs and the unique relationship they have with their owner;
A problem solver who is empathetic and compassionate;
Self motivated and organized;
Strong time management skills and some flexibility in availability.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Varies. Up to 10 hours per week; tasks can be scheduled
Access to a car is required
Age 1+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation Car required
Area(s) of Interest Animals/Pets, Senior Services
Skill(s) Interpersonal Communication, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Problem Solving, Accountability, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
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Website http://www.elderdog.ca
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Contact Kathy
Address x Victoria, x


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