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Posted Aug. 8, 2019

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What’s better than a daylong field trip with a dog from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter?

Join the Fort Worth Animal Shelter for the second Out and About field trip event Aug. 10-11. Residents are invited to pick up a four-legged field trip friend from the main shelter, 4900 Martin St. Pick up your pooch beginning at 9 a.m., and return by 5:30 p.m. the same day (or extend your field trip into a slumber party!).

Participants will receive goodies for the day. All dogs will be sent with a collar/harness, leash, backpack full of treats and a map of dog-friendly places to visit around the city. There will even be a foster dog report card. Any information provided helps shelter staff match a foster with the best adoptive family. Photos of the foster dog are greatly encouraged.

Studies have shown that a day out of the shelter environment, or even one night away, can drastically decrease stress in a shelter dog and increase their adoptability.

More than 100 dogs will be preselected for this event. Please leave current dogs at home; the goal of this program is to get dogs out of the shelter for some human interaction and a stress-free afternoon.

All dogs available for the event have been spayed/neutered, are microchipped and are current on vaccinations.

To learn more, email Animal Care and Control.

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