RCACP brings back Roanoke Adventure Dog Program

Here’s your chance to take a dog on a field trip

ROANOKE, Va. – If you’re looking for a companion to run some errands with or accompany you on a walk, look no further than the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection.

The RCACP recently started back up their Roanoke Adventure Dog Program, after it was put on hold because of COVID-19.

It’s like a field trip, but for dogs.

You can come into the shelter, no reservation is needed. Tell the staff what kind of activities you have planned for the day and they’ll pair you up with a dog to tag along.

RCACP gives you all the supplies you’ll need including a leash, harness, treats, and toys.

“We really want to give our dogs some enrichment. There are a lot of dogs in here who are ready for their adoptive families and they have a lot of energy they need to get out and there isn’t enough staff to get that energy out for them and they love going on field trips,” said Director of Operations Melinda Rector.

Some requirements include needing to be at least 18 years old, with a driver’s license and a cell phone.

Not only is this program a great way to get the dog’s energy out, but it also spreads the word about dogs available for adoption.

If you’re interested in the program, visit the RCACP website.


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