Humane Society gives dogs a ‘break’

Someone let the shelter dogs out – and it’s saving their lives and bringing out the public in droves. Darlington county humane society is proud to announce another adventure opportunity. It’s new Paws Around the Pee Dee program, pairs members of the community with shelter dogs for field trips.
On October 29th, 2022 DCHS will be partnering with local businesses to give shelter dogs a break from kennel life. Whether you already have a dog or aren’t ready to have one, it’s a great way to get your pet fix in. Participants will check-in at the shelter, receive their shelter buddy and a bingo card.
Participants will use the bingo cards to decide where their adventure will take them. The bingo cards have locations and tasks for the participants/shelter buddy. Their goal will be to form a bingo by visiting and/or completing challenges in order to make bingo across, down, or diagonally. Participants will take photos and videos while out with their buddy.
In May DCHS created Paws Around the Pee Dee program to help reduce kennel stress and provide dogs with enrichment and increased visibility. Outings give the shelter valuable insight on how the dogs behave outside a shelter environment. It’s also a great excuse to spend a day doing something new or exploring.
“This program is a wonderful opportunity for the community to help shelter dogs get more exposure and hopefully find forever homes. The information we will get about these dogs while they are on an outing will be priceless! We want each of the animals that arrive at the shelter to have the opportunity to escape shelter life for a while and just relax. I am very excited we have this opportunity.”
The program was designed to make it easy for the community to participate. Participants will be provided with everything they need for a successful field trip.
Individuals interested in the Paws Around the Pee Dee – Halloween Bingo Adventure program should email to sign up.
Participants need to be at 18yrs old and have their own vehicle as you will need to drive to each location. There is a brief application process to gather some basic information. Once you have filled out the google form or emailed us, we will confirm the time your adventure will start. Although this is a challenge that can be done individually, we strongly suggest having one or more friends with you.Also, this way one can drive and the other can hang with our new friend.
Similar programs at shelters across the country have been enormously successful, and Darlington County humane society is excited to introduce this to the community.

Author: Stephan Drew

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