Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Doggie Date

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Make Your Valentine’s Day Un-fur-gettable by reserving a Doggie Date Trip!  

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day, consider showing some love to an adoptable dog at Young-Williams Animal Center. Our lovable canines would love to hang out with you at a park, go for a hike, see the sites downtown, or whatever suits your dog-friendly fancy!  

If you’re interested in taking a dog out on the town on February 14, 2024 for Valentine’s Day, please click here to fill out the application. We will be in touch to schedule your outing. 

  • Dogs enjoy quality time, exercise and socialization outside of the shelter. 
  • You’ll have a great time too! There is no commitment beyond simply spending the day together and having fun. 
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old. 
  • Dog must remain on leash, held by an adult, at all times. 
  • Dog must be kept separate from personal pets and other dogs you encounter while out on your adventure.

Go for a walk. Many shelter dogs are just content with a change of scenery. As part of your doggie date, simply take them on a walk in your neighborhood, through the city, or even a hike in the woods. The new sights and smells along the way will make for a great adventure!

Give them a special treat. After all that walking, you may want to recharge with some rest and a snack. Many coffee and ice cream shops offer complimentary sweets for their canine customers. While you’re at it, splurge on a treat for yourself!

Go shopping. Along with home improvement stores, many pet stores allow you to bring in a dog. You and your doggie date can check out the latest line of toys and treats.