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People and Animal Cardio Klub



People and Animal Cardio Klub (PACK)

The People and Animal Cardio Klub (PACK) consists of current Humane Rescue Alliance volunteers who run with our adoptable dogs, providing additional outdoor recreation and enrichment while they wait for their new homes.

PACK runs Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM with dogs from both the New York Avenue and Oglethorpe St adoption centers. Ideally, volunteers are able to pick up a dog from one of the adoption centers and transport to Rock Creek Park or the National Arboretum.

How to Get Involved with PACK

  • Complete the volunteer application.
  • We invite prospective volunteers who are the best fit for HRA to attend a general volunteer orientation.
  • Following orientation, volunteers interested in PACK will register for and attend a PACK-specific training class. They can then attend PACK runs.
  • After attending 3 PACK outings, volunteers may train to transport a dog to the PACK run. These trainees will be assigned a PACK mentor whom they will shadow for 2 additional outings.
  • After completing 2 shadow PACKs, the trainee become a fully-fledged PACK volunteer. Welcome to the PACK!

Please note, from start to finish, it can take about 3 months to complete PACK training, though you do participate in PACK as you train. We ask PACK volunteers to commit to two outings per month; each outing is about 2-3 hours. Participants can run or walk, and the distance is approximately 5K.

Want to join this exceptional group of HRA volunteers? Apply now!

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