Are you a dog lover that lives in a house or apartment that doesn't allow pets? Or do you live on campus but crave canine kisses? Have you been looking for a friend and some motivation to get out on the trails for a walk?
This fun new program allows members of the public to take a dog out of the shelter for an hour or the day! Dogs get some quality one-on-one time, and shelter staff and volunteers learn all about how our dogs do outside of the kennel environment. It's a win-win!
How to Get Involved
Starting out is easy! Just stop by the front desk any day that we are open. Ask to fill out our 1-page application. We will also need a photocopy of your valid photo ID as well as your license plate number.
After we get the application filled out, the next step is to match you with a dog. We match dogs with Dog's Day Out participants, just as we match dogs with adopters. If we have a match for you on site, you can take a dog out that day, it's that easy!
Dogs who participate need to be brought back to the Lloydminster and District SPCA an hour before we close. At this time there are no overnights.
Only two dogs are allowed offsite at once, and not all dogs are candidates for the program. Dogs must be available for adoption, with no adoption holds, in order to participate.
Upon return, we ask that participants fill out a short survey on what the dog did, how the dog did, and ways the dog can improve. These are attached to each dog's personality profile, and help potential adopters learn even more about them!
Interested in potentially adopting the dog you're taking out? That's awesome! We are more than happy to let you take the dog offsite for the day for a "test run". We just ask that regardless of whether or not you decide to adopt, the dog be brought back to the Lloydminster and District SPCA no later than an hour before we close, to confirm that the dog is ready to go home that day and to complete adoption paperwork.
Still not sure if this program is right for you visit our FAQ's for even more information on this program and its benefits.
Lloydminster and District SPCA
Lloydminster, AB T9V 3A6
Phone: 780 875-2809
CRA Charitable No. 107998775RR0001