Research proves that dog day outs really do benefit shelter dogs

Have you ever thought about taking a shelter dog out for the day, for the weekend, or as a short-term foster, but felt horrible at the thought of having to bring them back to the shelter? If so, you're not alone. Many volunteers and potential fosters hesitate to take a dog out of the shelter … Continue reading Research proves that dog day outs really do benefit shelter dogs

If you’re not volunteering… you’re missing out!

If you love dogs and live in Alachua County, then you are really missing out if you aren't volunteering with Alachua County Animal Services. We are so lucky to have an animal services that is devoted to the welfare of their animals and allows as much volunteer involvement as possible. Unlike private rescues who take … Continue reading If you’re not volunteering… you’re missing out!

Socialization and Exercise at the Dog Beach

How much exercise and socialization does a young, high-energy dog need? Watching the dogs play at Walton Rocks Dog Beach in Hutchinson Island, Florida, was a great reminder of just how much energy these dogs have.  One owner remarked that her dog could easily play fetch for four hours in the surf and sand. That … Continue reading Socialization and Exercise at the Dog Beach

Dog Seatbelts Donated to Alachua County Animal Services

Dog day outs are one of my favorite programs at Alachua County Animal Services. Dogs get a chance to stretch their legs, socialize, and decompress. Volunteers get to enjoy a day with a dog without any commitment. This can be a perfect way for volunteers who are unsure about fostering or spending time at the … Continue reading Dog Seatbelts Donated to Alachua County Animal Services