The program seems like it’s just your ordinary everyday walk in the park. For most rescue dogs under the program, it’s a once in a lifetime adventure for a dog’s cause.
Chesterfield Animal Services, together with Ring Dog Rescue and Canine Adventure, partnered up to give shelter dogs better lives and high chances of having foster homes. They focused on having all breeds of dogs to be part of the program.
Carrie Jones, Chesterfield Country Animal Services’ manager, said Ring Dog contacted them and wants to provide support for the shelter. They were looking forward to creating activities and engagement for all dogs who are part of the program.
One of their plans was to partner with Canine Adventure to arrange an exercise program for the shelter dogs, and the program got launched in February. It expanded in June, which includes off-site trips as well.
The shelter dogs receive exercises, individual time out of the cage, and get basic obedience training. Jones said during the adventure walk, the handlers can gain more experience of the dog’s real character.
On the other side, this allows us better to match a pet with a suitable foster family. The dogs are also featured on Canine Adventure’s social media sites, which will give the dogs a lot of exposure to possible adopters.
The activities are a great stress reliever for a dog who is in a shelter. He also said that they get to practice obedience, walking on a leash, riding in the car, and all things that help a dog become someone’s pet.
It’s also a great moment for us to showcase the dogs in photos and in articles helping them put their best for potential adopters. The walkers get to meet a new friend, and they also have the chance to continue improving their dog handling skills through experience.
Dogs ride in a car, walk on a leash, meet people, and a lot of other things. Generally, they enjoy the parks when out on their adventures. Canine Adventure chooses parks that are near to where the dog is staying for its adventures.
Ring Dog Rescue has been bringing their dogs out on adventures with us for close to a decade. They sponsor a program with us that gets dogs to have shorter walks with professional handlers from Canine Adventure.
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