Looking for a hiking partner to blaze a trail for a day? Or tag along on a picnic at the lake? The Humane Society of Blue Ridge (HSBR) has a new program called “Doggy Day Out” where daytime volunteers can “check out” a dog for a day or two to take on their next outdoor adventure. The best part? The dog gets a day away from the shelter to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience. And if the match is made in heaven, the dog may find a permanent home! Either way, the staff learns valuable information about the temperament of the dog after the outing, helping them to better understand the animal and what type of permanent placement is best.
Staff carefully interview daytime volunteers who are interested in the new program to see what their activity level is like, what their plans are and their expectations. With that information, staff members make recommendations on which dog(s) would be the best fit. The application process begins by calling HSBR at (706) 632-4357.
The Humane Society of Blue Ridge is located at 171 Mineral Springs Road in Blue Ridge just 3 minutes east of downtown. They’re open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They are closed on Tuesdays.
If you’re looking for a four-legged companion for the day, consider the Doggy Day Out program at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. It’s a win-win for you AND the dog as you’ll be making a dog’s day while having a one-of-a-kind experience!
LEARN MORE about the Humane Society of Blue Ridge on their website.