FOR PERSONS 18 AND OLDER: The shelter houses approximately 30-35 dogs and is open from 9:00a.m. to noon seven days a week regardless of weather conditions. Each day, required medications are given, appropriate dogs are let out for free-time, and then the other dogs are let out to play. A minimum of three volunteers is necessary before all dogs are allowed out of their runs. One person usually works in the kitchen to wash dog food bowls, prepare noon meals and answer the phone. The remaining volunteers police the grounds inside the shelter and the dogs' runs for waste. Next, they sweep the concrete floors and put fresh buckets of water inside each run. As time allows, dogs are walked outside, brushed and loved on. Dogs are returned to their runs around 11:30 a.m. and food bowls are provided. For the first few shifts, new volunteers will be paired with an experienced volunteer to learn the shelter routine and the dogs' personalities.