Doggy Day Out Information

Pitt County Animal Services is proud to announce its new Doggy Day Out program, which pairs members of the community with shelter dogs for field trips. Outings can last from one hour to all day, and can include a hike, a stroll through the park, a sleepover in a home or even a nice lunch at a pet-friendly restaurant. Whether you already have a dog or are just an animal lover, it’s a great way to get your pet fix in.

The Doggy Day Out program was created in order to help reduce kennel stress and provide dogs with enrichment and increased visibility. Outings give the shelter valuable insight on how the dogs behave outside a shelter environment. It’s also a great excuse to spend a day doing something new or exploring Pitt County!

Similar programs at shelters across the country have been enormously successful, and Pitt County Animal Services is excited to introduce this to the community.

The program is designed to make it easy for the community to participate, so signing up is easy. Participants will be provided with everything they need for a successful field trip. 

To get started, click the links below and email completed forms to kelli.young@pittcountync.gov

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  1. Kelli Young

    Administrative Assistant

  2. Lisa Amundson

    Administrative Assistant