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Get involved today!

One of our goals at Young-Williams Animal Center is to be an active part of our community. We have several innovative programs that allow the public to engage with our animals through enrichment and education!


Doggie Day Trip

Ever wanted to spend a day on the town with a sweet dog? Doggie Day Trip allows you to do just that! Take a shelter dog to hang out with you at a park, go for a hike, see the sites downtown, or whatever suits your fancy! ​​
 
  • 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 and about
You will be provided with a leash and other necessary supplies for your Doggie Day Trip upon arrival at the shelter.
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Paws for Reading

Paws for Reading is a program that helps individuals in the community and our animals that are available for adoption. Community members practice their reading skills by reading to animals, and in turn, the animals experience the power of the human-animal bond and become more adoptable through socialization.

We ask that you commit to reading to our animals at least twice a month, and contribute a $10 donation to help cover the program’s expenses. The minimum age required for readers is 5 years old.

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Event request

Throughout the year wonderful groups, neighborhoods, and small businesses choose to help Young-Williams Animal Center get out into the community and educate the public on what we do every day. Sometimes this is through an adoption event, fundraiser, school visit, or even just an educational booth at an event or convention.

If you think your group or small business would be interested in hosting an event, or having a representative come and present to your group, please fill out the form provided in the link to the right!

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