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Posted on: September 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Pitt County Animal Services Resumes Doggy Day Out Program

PITT COUNTY, N.C. – The Pitt County Animal Services (PCAS) will resume its Doggy Day Out program beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2022.  The program, paused since 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, pairs community volunteers with shelter dogs for woof-tastic field trips.  


The Doggy Day Out program was created to help reduce kennel stress and provide dogs with enrichment and increased visibility/adoption availability. Outings give the shelter staff valuable insight on how the dogs behave outside a shelter environment. 

Field trips can last from a few hours to all day, and can include a hike, a stroll through the park, a home sleepover or a nice lunch at a pet-friendly restaurant. Nino’s Cucina Italiana offers a $25.00 gift card for overnight field trips.  Participating restaurants:

Doggy Day Out is designed to make it easy for the community to participate, and sign up is easy. Participants will be provided with everything needed for a successful field trip.  Sign up link:

“We’re very excited to share this opportunity once again with the community and our shelter pets.   It’s also a great excuse to spend time doing something new or exploring Pitt County,” says Miranda Guinn, PCAS Shelter Supervisor. 

For more information about the Doggy Day Out program, visit or call PCAS at 252-902-1725.

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