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Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Doggy Day Out


  • Rent and aren’t allowed a canine companion?
  • Not have time for regular volunteering to come to the shelter and spend time with the dogs?
  • Not know how a pup could fit into your lives and may not be ready to fully commit to adoption at this time?
  • Simply LOVE dogs?

Although we do our best to make sure every animal is settled and loved during their stay here, any shelter environment can be a strange, scary, and stressful place. Studies have shown that even just a couple of hours outside of a shelter can reduce stress levels in dogs. On your Doggy Day Out, you can help them work on social skills, meet potential new owners who may not have found their way into the shelter to meet them in the first place, and give them time in peace and quiet. Doggy Day Out is available anytime during our regular Adoption Center hours which can be found here.

“Doggy Day out has helped me as much as it has helped the dogs, if not more. I love meeting the dogs, helping the shelter learn more about them to help make even better matches for potential adopters, and both me and the dogs get to enjoy new experiences! I just absolutely love it.”

— Elizabeth Sherrock


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