Take a shelter animal out for a family walk
Ever notice how people out walking their pets often get stopped by kids and adults wanting to pet the animal? Getting a pet adopted can be as easy as a walk in the park!
Take a shelter animal out for a family walk.
Here's what you need:
- A shelter animal waiting for adoption
- An “Adopt Me” vest (may be provided by the animal shelter)
- Markers and construction paper to make a sign if an adoption vest is not available
Here’s what you’re doing:
When you go for a family walk, take a shelter animal along with you. The animal will wear an Adopt Me Vest and – hopefully! – attract the attention of a loving family. What better way to introduce the animal to a possible new home!
- Contact a local animal shelter and ask permission to take an animal for a walk. Also ask if they provide Adopt Me vests. If not, get creative and make a simple vest or sign to use on the walk.
- Pick up and return the animal at the agreed upon time.
- Take pen and paper in case someone wants to write down the animal shelter phone number!
How did your feelings about shelter animals change?
How did this project impact the animal?
How did this project impact your family? Will you take more shelter animals for a walk?
Many cats and dogs euthanized because of pet overpopulation could have made wonderful pets. Between six and eight million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters every year…far too many for all to find homes. They need your help!
- By participating in this project I take responsibility for its planning and execution, the safety of the animal, as well as the safety and supervision of young children.