Give a dog a day out of the shelter! They'll enjoy it just as much as you do. Stop by DCHS and take an adoptable dog on a field trip! Take them on a walk, head down to the Riverwalk, or spend the day however you'd like!
How It Works Our shelter staff will help you find a great match for your adventure day! Our staff will also review some basic dog walking techniques. A valid photo ID is required along with some brief paperwork. Participants must be over the age of 18. Children are welcome with a parent and guardian
Dogs are due back to the shelter by 5:45 p.m.
Help The Dog Meet Adopters! The dog will wear an "Adopt Me" vest to let everyone they meet know they are available for adoption. We encourage you to take photos to share on social media or with DCHS staff! We'd also love to hear what you learned about the dog while on your field trip! Are tennis balls their favorite toy? Do they enjoy going for car rides? What else did you learn? Everything you share helps us match the dogs with their potential forever home. Photos and stories from your adventures can be emailed to adoptatDCHS@gmail.com or shared on our Facebook page.
We kindly ask that........ * You leave your personal pets at home. The goal of our day trips is to give the dog a break from the shelter and some one-on-one time with humans. Although most of our shelter dogs do well with other dogs and enjoy doggie playtime, we prefer these field trips be geared towards interacting with humans and not other dogs. * Please avoid feeding the dogs any human food. Small dog treats are fine and welcomed during the day! * Have your day companion under YOUR supervision at all times * Never leave children unattended with any dog * Keep the dog on leash unless confined in your home/back yard. * Do not take your dog to offleash dog areas, dog parks, or do dog introductions while on your trip * Report any behavior or medical concerns to the office * Keep the dog safe by providing adequate rest, shade, shelter and water * Utilize only positive reinforcement training (do not verbally or physically punish the dog)