An animal shelter in Fort Worth do something good for the dogs who are waiting to be adopted once in a while – they let them go on field trips!
The Fort Worth Animal Care and Control lets other people take a dog for a day and keep them for that night for a slumber party.
Called “Out and About” field trip, the dogs are sent away with a collar/harness, leash, backpack full of treats, and a map of dog-friendly places they could visit around the city. All dogs were also spayed, neutered, microchipped and had undergone complete vaccinations.
“Studies show a day out of the shelter environment, or even one night away, drastically decreases stress in a shelter dog and increases adoptability,” said Fort Worth Animal Care and Control in a statement.
Brown says people can take part in the field trip during the shelter’s hours of noon to 6pm, seven days a week. Jessica Brown, the shelter superintendent, said all they need to do is fill out a volunteer application form at the time of their arrival at the shelter.
“Forty-nine dogs total got to go on a field trip during our event Saturday and Sunday,” Brown added. “Out of those, four have been adopted already and six remain in foster (with some fosters intending to adopt.) All in all, it was a great turn out!”
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