With the warmer months almost in full swing, the Lloydminster & District SPCA is wanting residents to take out a dog for a few hours of fun.
The Dog Day Out Program is starting up again as more dogs come into care during the summer. SPCA Executive Director Jon Punshon the program is both beneficial for the dogs, as well as the SPCA.
“The number one benefit of it is of course for the dogs because it gets them into a variety of different opportunities to explore new areas, to make connections with different people and be exposed to different environments.”
There are currently five dogs in care with two up for adoption. Punshon says this will help with the adoption process because it will provide them with more information about the animal.
“It’s an opportunity to learn more about the dog in different situations that can help in turn to get it adopted because sometimes in a shelter environment and even though we’re taking them out for walks around the SPCA we don’t know, especially for the strays, any previous history about them.”
Punshon says there are no prerequisites needed to get involved in the program.
“They come into the SPCA, they will fill out some paperwork and the staff will go through the steps and what’s required. Once they’ve gone through everything they give them the instructions and they’re off with the dog for a few hours. When they bring them back they fill out a comment card and general information about their experience with the dog.”
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