Are you someone who finds solace in the arms of a doggo more than you care about humans when you are around them? If you find hugging a doggo is more therapeutic than a Thai spa, then you are in for a surprise.
An animal shelter in Florida is offering a dream job for all of us, dog lovers. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is looking for expert dog cuddlers. The shelter is in a lookout for individuals who are willing to cuddle their frightened and scared pooches, reports The Sun.
The welfare organisation is looking for people who can comfort doggos when they are spayed or neutered. Since the shelter is involved in similar kind of activities, the staff finds the work of such volunteers ‘extremely helpful before and after procedures.’ Although the shelter does see volunteers who are either students (later returning to college) or people willing to help in the summer months, they are always in the lookout for people who can be an expert dog cuddler.
However, they want individuals to apply for the role only if they can commit for at least six months of volunteer work. According to their website, anyone can offer their services but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. They also have a number of different positions available for volunteers.
Liz McCoy from the shelter told The Sun, “It makes me emotional just thinking about it. Nothing happy brings animals through our doors. So when volunteers come in to make things better, it’s just a moving thing to be a part of.” Apart from snuggling the pooches, volunteers also help assist veterinarians and clean up the shelter.
Warm hugs and long cuddles are often helpful when you are stressed. What’s better to unwind than to stay in the arms of these puppies all day long, right?