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Community Involvement

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

Spend a day with an adoptable dog! Doggie Day Trip allows you to do just that.  Take a shelter dog to hang out with you at a park, downtown, your home 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
  • Complete online application
  • Return dog to the shelter by 5 p.m.

You will be provided with a leash and other necessary supplies for your Doggie Day Trip!

Paws for Reading

Paws for Reading is a program that helps both kids and special needs individuals in the community and our animals that are available for adoption. They 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. At this time, Paws for Reading sessions are Sun-Fri only.

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!