We’ve got a quite a few good male dogwalkers at the shelter, but by and large there are a lot more women than men. Why? I have no idea. But I’d sure like to see some more guys turn up to walk some dogs. It really helps the dogs become more adoptable, since they are often a little timid at first around men. You can be Mormon or whatever - we’re a public shelter.
Fear not, brothers. You can walk a big dog. We won’t stick you with a purse pooch, like poor Jay Mohr.
Nice attempt at a redirect with the Nirvana shirt Jay. But it's not really working.
For you single guys – remember that ladies love a man with a dog.
And for you budget-conscious dads, here is a little trick of the trade: if you consider the basic economic concept of opportunity cost, you actually GET PAID to volunteer. I don’t know what I would be doing if I weren’t volunteering to walk dogs, but I guarantee you it would cost more. Since walking a dog costs nothing.
Plus, it’s a great family activity. Give your kids their dog fix and help out a homeless animal at the same time.
So, let's review our next steps.
1) Check to see if you are a man
2) If yes, proceed immediately to your local animal shelter
3) Walk a dog
Couldn't be easier. See you at the management end of a leash soon!