Past Meetup

Hike Shelter Dogs from Montgomery County Animal Control (1/12/19)

This Meetup is past

21 people went

Montgomery County Animal Control

616 N Spring St. · Clarksville, TN

How to find us

We meet at the front of the shelter.

Location image of event venue

Details

This month we are collecting for our annual "Share the Love" campaign focused on fleece blankets to help keep the shelter doggies warm on a cold Winter night. Currently a blanket can be purchased online at Sears for about $5/ea. Your donation is appreciated!

A $10 per 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/about-us) 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 a shelter dog’s behavior, 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 Montgomery County Animal Care & Control (https://mcgtn.org/animal-control) and we'll hike the pups at Liberty Park. We will walk a double loop totaling about 2.0 miles with cool down time and pup portraits on the large grassy lawn.

Visit the shelter's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCountyAdoptionServices) to see available dogs to adopt.

Agenda:

8:00a – Arrive at the shelter, check in, attend required Volunteer Orientation.

8:30a – Get paired with your pup and load for transport to Liberty Park where the hike will begin.

10:00a – Return the dogs back to the shelter for long naps.

10:15a - Now it's time for the human treats and socialization.

10:30a - Conclude event and thanks for joining us!

What to bring:

• You may bring a guest but only one dog per RSVP.

• A seat covering to protect your car as we will be transporting the dogs to the park. Remember only 1 dog per vehicle so any +1 participants who wish to walk a dog will need to drive a separate vehicle.

• Optional donations: dog treats, old towels, creamy peanut butter, Kongs.

• No personal pets are allowed.

• Load the app Woof Trax (aka Walk For a Dog) or ResQwalk (http://resqwalk.com/) on your smart phone and select Montgomery County Animal Control & Adoption Service as your sponsored shelter so they can earn quarterly donations from our event.

For your Safety (and the safety of the dogs):

• You must sign a waiver from the shelter. Click here (http://www.tailsofthetrail.com/docs/TOTT-Montgomery-County-AC-Waiver.pdf) to open the PDF. Print and fill it out to bring with you to save time during orientation. You only have to do this once.

• Read our Volunteer Orientation Guide (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vjs1nl5b1muqccx/Volunteer%20Orientation.docx?dl=0). A subsequent orientation will take place at the event.

• No children under the age of 14 can hold the leash and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

• No dogs off leash at any time.

Thanks to our sponsor:

Nature's Select of Middle TN (https://nstennessee.secure.force.com/)