Volunteer General Rules
(to be retained by volunteers for reference)
1. Every volunteer must sign a “Hold harmless Agreement”. Upon reading the manual, every worker must sign the Contract Agreement to verify that they understand and will adhere to its contents and rules.
2. We recommend that every volunteer have a tetanus booster; because of the nature of the work and the environment. Volunteers should be aware that there are many zoonotic diseases that can be avoided by maintaining personal cleanliness.
3. Please do not bring any other persons to help out without first obtaining permission. They must then sign the hold harmless and affidavit. No children or pets should be brought to the facility. Tours for family members or friends are not allowed without making prior arrangements with the Director. The facility is only open to the public for educational tours or prearranged appointments.
4. Volunteers will notify management of days/times they will be assisting in any dog handling prior to showing up at the facility.
5. Please do not wear jewelry when volunteering. Accidents will happen when handling animals or maintaining kennels.
6. No meat, bones or rawhide chews shall be given to dogs without obtaining the permission from management.
7. Do not play rough, tease or attempt to use obedience training on dogs unless obtaining permission from management.
8. Never walk dogs together unless they live in the same kennel or unless obtaining permission from management.
9. Please do not contact press without pre-authorization from Four Peaks.
10. Volunteers should not agree to take animals into care without the agreement of the Director. As a small rescue, Four Peaks must be selective in choosing which animals to offer for adoption. Adoptability, liability, and animal and human safety are important considerations in these deliberations, thus 4PAR does not deal with Pitt Bulls, Chow Chows, Akitas, Huskies, Sharpeis, Rottweilers or other fighting breeds.
Note: If you have any questions or ideas regarding the welfare of the animals, please feel free to come to management with your suggestion.