Doggie Date allows you to interact with deserving shelter dogs in an environment of your choice. Plan an afternoon, an overnight, a weekend, or even a holiday full of fun, and we’ll hook you up with the perfect canine companion. There’s no cost or commitment, only good times—and potentially, a few kisses—ahead.
In addition to shaking up your routine with a unique experience, Doggie Date offers a host of benefits for all those involved: the dogs, the shelter, and the participants.
Complete an application either at the shelter or online. While it make take up to two business days to process your application, you only need to apply one time. Once approved, you can come to the Shelter, fill us in on your date plans, and check out the eligible singles in our kennels. Overwhelmed by the options? We’ll select the dog or dogs for you based on your experience, intended activities, and date length.
We'll provide you with the essentials—a collar, leash, and waste bags, plus food and a bowl, if needed. We’ll also provide you with basic instructions and ensure you’re comfortable with your date. Then you will simply sign a liability waiver, provide valid identification, and take off. You’ll need to return your date by “curfew”—a clearly-specified time.
No matter what sort of activities you do, while you’re out, you’ll take a gratuitous number of pics, and of course, you’ll please remember to share and tag us (hint, hint).
When you bring our dog back to the shelter, you’ll also bring back a completed scorecard. Was your date a sparks-flying 10 on a 10-point scale? You’ll tell us all about your time and the pup’s behavior.
In the future, you can come to the shelter and take the same dog out, or meet a different dog.
As a participant in the Doggie Date program, you agree to: