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: www.PittCountyNC.gov/DoggyDayOut
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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548A9AE2DAAFA7-doggy
“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 www.PittCountyNC.gov/DoggyDayOut or call PCAS at 252-902-1725.