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Something New to Do: Walk a Dog or Cuddle a Cat

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Are you looking for something new to do during your next St. John vacation? If you’re an animal lover like me, you should add a visit to the Animal Care Center to your must-do list.

For those of you who are lucky enough to have visited St. John previously, you probably noticed that there aren’t any stray dogs that roam the streets like on many other Caribbean islands. Well that’s thanks to the Animal Care Center, St. John’s nonprofit, no-kill shelter.

The shelter currently has six dogs and eight cats that are looking for homes. The dogs get walked twice a day, and the shelter relies on volunteers to help.

Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday for 8:30 a.m and 3 p.m. walks. The walks are typically around a block, which takes about 20 minutes or so. Volunteers are needed to walk the dogs on the weekend too, but weekend times may vary. Dog walkers must be 18 years or older to handle the leash. Younger children are more than welcome to accompany an adult on a walk.

The cats also need some care, and more importantly, socialization and cuddles. Volunteers are needed for general cleaning Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. You can stop in at any time during business hours to cuddle the cats.

You can call the Animal Care Center at 340-774-1625 or email them at to sign up.

Not visit St. John anytime soon, but want to help? The Animal Care Center just updated its Amazon Wish List. The list includes leashes, cat and dog food, cat carriers and more. Click here to view their Wish List on Amazon.

And before I end this, I just want to let you all know that I’m a gal who practices what she preaches. I adopted Charlie, an amazing little pitbull/corgi mix back in 2014, and I adopted Lucy, a crazy little kitten last summer. I even convinced my sister in Connecticut to adopt a puppy two years ago, and I personally delivered him to her. 🙂

Charlie & Dalton

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