The Transylvania Times -

Dogs Need A Day Out


July 1, 2019

At a County Commissioners meeting last fall, one of the agenda topics was “Doggy Day Out,” a program whereby trained volunteers take shelter dogs out for a few hours. Speakers explained how the program can increase dogs’ chances of being adopted and engender community good will. The last we heard, the county planned to look into liability concerns.

Lately, several people have inquired about the “Doggy Day Out.” They have seen what other “dog friendly” communities do to increase adoptability of their dogs. One town’s police officers take shelter dogs along on routine patro...

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