Next Meetup

Hike Shelter Dogs from Williamson County (11/25/18)
All financial donations collected this month will contribute to our Nov 30/Dec 1 "Home for the Holidays" adoptathon! A $10 participant donation is greatly appreciated and will be collected at check-in via cash, check or credit card. Thanks for your support of our nonprofit organization! The ASPCA (https://www.aspca.org/animal-homelessness/shelter-intake-and-surrender/pet-statistics) indicates that of the roughly 3.9 million dogs entering shelters per year approximately 31% are euthanized. In some urban areas these numbers run as high as 78%. Be a part of reducing euthanasia rates by hiking with local homeless hounds. Socialization and exercise can reduce kennel related stress and anxiety and improve shelter dog behaviors, thus extending their lives! Tails of the Trail invite you to hike with shelter dogs for a couple hours of exercise and companionship. We're partnering with the Williamson County Animal Center (http://www.adoptwcac.org/) and we'll hike the furry pups on the greenway adjacent to the shelter. The greenway features easy, paved trails for a distance of about 2 miles. Distance will vary based upon Summer temperatures. Agenda: 8:00a – Arrive at the shelter for required Volunteer Orientation. 8:30a – Get paired with your furry hiking companion and hit the trail. 9:30a – Return to the shelter for dog cool down, pup portraits and pupsicle treats. 9:45a - Now it's time for human socialization and our treats. 10:00a - Conclude event and thanks for joining us! What to bring: • You may bring a guest but only one dog per RSVP. • Dog treats • Children with a parent or guardian welcomed. Kids under 16 may not be the sole leash holder. • Optional donations: old towels or bedding, durable chew toys, peanut butter. • No personal pets allowed. • Please load the app WoofTrax (aka Walk for a Dog) phone and select Williamson County Animal Center as your sponsored shelter so they can earn financial donations from our event. For your safety and the safety of the dogs: • You must sign a WCAC volunteer release form; do this only on your first visit. Click here (http://files.meetup.com/339011/WCAC%20VOLUNTEER%20RELEASE%20FORM_%201-13-2015.pdf) to print, fill out and bring with you. • Read our Volunteer Orientation Guide (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vjs1nl5b1muqccx/Volunteer%20Orientation.docx?dl=0) prior to arrival. • No dogs off leash at any time. Greenway hike route: Thanks to our sponsor: Nature's Select Pet Food Delivery of Middle Tennessee (https://nstennessee.secure.force.com/)

Williamson County Animal Center

106 Claude Yates Drive · Franklin, TN

What we're about

"Humans Hiking Homeless Hounds"

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to act as a Community Outreach program, partnering with local animal shelters and rescues to offer publicly attended hiking events. We exercise and socialize homeless dogs, reducing stress and euthanasia rates while increasing community awareness and adoptions.

In January 2018 we launched Freedom Ride, a regional dog relocation service, which will transport at-risk dogs from county shelters to no-kill facilities in the NE and Midwest. We hope to save the lives of about 500 dogs/year.

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