Not currently recruiting.

GroomingAre you a professional groomer with time to give to the animals at the OHS? Volunteer groomers help ensure the health and well-being of our animals by bathing and drying animals, trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing or shaving matted coats or clipping and trimming coats, as needed. The OHS has a fully equipped grooming room including: a table, tub, and grooming tools/supplies, and  volunteers provide grooming services with an expert hand.

Grooming Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Volunteers must have professional grooming experience.
  • Volunteers must be able to handle large dogs and lift more than 40 lbs.
  • Volunteers must be familiar with all breeds of dogs.
  • Volunteers must be able to work alone with minimum supervision.
  • Volunteers must commit to a 3-4 hours shift, on a Tuesday or Thursday, for a minimum of one year.

Steps to becoming a Grooming Volunteer:

  • Complete the volunteer application.
  • Ensure you specify on your application the program and day(s) for which you are interested in volunteering.
  • Volunteers whose skills and availability match the grooming volunteering requirements will be contacted for an interview.
  • Following a successful interview, volunteers will be asked to submit a criminal record check and attend a scheduled orientation.

For more information contact our coordinator: volunteers via email at or by telephone at 613-725-3166 ext. 264.

We encourage you to browse our site for other volunteer opportunities at the OHS.

Thank you for your interest in our grooming program!

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