Darlington County Humane Society invites you to take shelter dogs on field trips

The Darlington County Humane Society announces its new Paws Around the Pee Dee program, which pairs members of the community with shelter dogs for field trips.
DCHS will be partnering with local businesses to give shelter dogs a break from kennel life. These outings will have three parts – a walk, a lunch and a sweet treat.
The program was created to help reduce kennel stress and provide dogs with enrichment and increased visibility. Outings also give shelter staff insight on how the dogs might behave outside a shelter environment.
Signing up for the program is easy. Participants will be given everything they need for a successful field trip. If you’re interested, e-mail darlingtoncountyhumanesociety@gmail.com to sign up. Participants must be at least 18 and have a vehicle; you will need to drive to the location. There is a brief application process to gather some basic information.
You will be contacted to see which Saturday you would like to do the field trip. The DCHS suggests you bring a partner so one can drive and the other can play with your new friend. Each of the three components of the field trip – walk, lunch and treat – will take you to a different location.

Author: Stephan Drew

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