Our outings program was put in place in an effort to lower shelter stress and give people an opportunity to get to know shelter dogs.
Orientation Video for Dog Walking
PUPPIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DOG DATES, SLEEPOVERS, DOG HIKES, OR DOg WALKING. DOGS MUST BE OVER 6 MONTHS OLD AND SPAYED/NEUTERED TO PARTICIPATE.
Must be 18yrs or older with valid photo I.D. to take a dog on a doggy date. Our dogs love a chance to get out of the kennel! Doggy Dates are a great way to help decrease shelter stress. Looking for something for you and your children to do this summer? Take a shelter dog out for the day. Are you a potential adopter? The shelter can be stressful, distracting, and overwhelming. Take a dog out for the day to see their true personality shine! Not looking to adopt right now? That’s ok too. Our dogs love any opportunity to get out and explore. Doggy dates are perfect for dog lover’s with busy schedules that are looking for ways to help out. No appointments needed, just swing by the shelter anytime during business hours to check a dog out for an hour or the entire day. Be sure to have them back 30mins prior to closing and always remember to have a great time and take tons of cute pics and videos! Members of the public are welcome and do not need to attend a formal volunteer orientation to participate.
Love dogs and exploring the great outdoors? So do we! We host monthly dog hikes from March-Nov. The event is open to the public (tell your friends)! Hikers must be 18yrs or older with valid photo I.D. or 16yrs and accompanied by a parents or guardian. Shelter dogs love to take field trips! Hikers must be able to transport at least one dog from the shelter to hiking location and back. (Airline kennels are available to borrow, but quantities are limited.) Our hikes usually take place in beautiful Pine Mountain or Providence Canyon. Both locations are roughly 30-45mins from the shelter. We ask that volunteers come in the week of the hike to be paired with a hiking buddy. This makes loading up and heading out much smoother. Watch our Animal Ark Rescue FB events to find out when our next scheduled hike takes place! Members of the public are welcome to join our hikes and do not need to attend a formal volunteer orientation to participate.
Know what’s even more fun than a doggy date? A slumber party! Thinking about fostering, but not sure if it’s for you? Try a sleep-over. Sleep-Overs are like a doggy date, but they get to spend the night with you and return to the shelter the next day. If you absolutely loved having a shelter dog stay at your place, you can become a foster. Must be 18yrs or older with photo I.D. to check a dog out. We require that any dogs going on a sleep-over have a meet and greet with children and other dogs from the household before going home for the evening. Members of the public are welcome and do not need to attend a formal volunteer orientation to participate.
Must be 18yrs or older with valid photo I.D. Dog walking is open to the public. Dog walkers do not have to attend a formal volunteer orientation. Dog walking hours Monday-Friday 11 am-5:00 pm and Saturday 10 am-4 pm