Adoption Ambassadors or Adoptioneers play a crucial role at the League. In this role, Adoptioneers are given a shelter dog or cat who is HIGHLY adoptable to take home. These volunteers are responsible for promoting their adoptable animal by taking them wherever they go (for example Clematis St., the Green Market or other animal friendly places). Adoptioneers are encouraged to use social media to post videos and photos and use other creative ways to promote that 'Fido' and 'Fluffy' are available for adoption.
The dogs wear their 'Adopt Me' vests and the cats are in 'Adopt Me' strollers. Adoptioneers are solely responsible for the promotion and eventual adoption of their animals. Adoptioneers receive special tools and training so that they're set up for success. Once the animal is adopted the Adoptioneer can return to the League for another highly adoptable dog or cat, puppy or kitten.
Some people will not visit a shelter to adopt because they believe it to be too sad or too far or just 'not for them'. This is where Adoptioneers come in...when the public can engage our animals 'on their turf' i.e. walking nicely on leashes, wagging tails and/or behaving like a cool cat, people are more likely to consider offering these animals a home.
If this opportunity is right up your alley please CLICK HERE to register for the next Open House. Once you have registered, email the Offsite Adoption Manager to communicate your interest so that we can be in touch with some details!