Thank you for making a shelter dog's day!
.When and where should I arrive?.
You must arrive between 9-9:30am at 3281 E Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto.
.When can I return?.
You may bring your shelter buddy back anytime before 12pm.
.Where can I take my shelter buddy?.
The only place you cannot take your shelter buddy is the dog park or any off-leash areas. When outside your home, always keep your shelter buddy on a leash.
.Can I bring my children?.
Children 5-years-old and over are allowed to attend, however the adult must be responsible for the dog.
.Can I bring my own dog?.
For everyone's safety, we ask that you leave your dog at home. If you plan to take your shelter buddy to your home, keep them separate from your own pets. If you're going out, do not introduce your shelter buddy to any other dogs.
.Can I choose my shelter buddy?.
Participants don't select dogs, they are chosen by staff based on who needs an outing the most. We won't send you with a dog you're not comfortable with, but note that we won't always have small dogs available.
If you wish to be put on the Back-Up List to be contacted if a slot opens up due to a cancellation, please select the box below and continue on to the next page.
Note: You only need to submit this form indicating you would like to be on the back-up list once. If you have checked this box before, you don't need to submit again.
.Additional Volunteer Opportunity.
Interested in helping our dogs every week? Doggy Day Out Coordinators are weekly volunteers that help with the check-in process between 9 - 9:30am. This involves match-making dogs with participants, explaining field-trip guidelines to participants, and sometimes harnessing and walking dogs with participants for a few minutes to assess if they are the right fit. DDO Coordinators can also take a dog for a field trip if they wish.
For this volunteer opportunity, we ask for some dog experience and a willingness to work with all sizes of dogs. This opportunity has a weekly commitment. We ask that you be able to commit to coming weekly for at least 4 months (of course missing shifts occasionally is no problem). Right now we need help on Tuesdays and Fridays. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doggy Day Out Guidelines
Have the dog under YOUR supervision at all times.
Return the dog by 12pm the latest.
Do not bring any children under the age of 5-years-old.
Never leave children unattended with the dog.
Do not take the dog to off-leash dog areas, dog parks, or do dog introductions while on your trip.
Keep the dog on leash unless confined in your home or fenced yard.
Have a cell phone with you at all times that can be used to contact you.
Transport the dog in a safe manner by either being in a crate or safely restrained in a back seat.
Report any behavior or medical concerns.
Inform us if the dog bites anyone (you included) right away.
Utilize only positive reinforcement training (do not verbally or physically punish the dog).
Present the dog in a positive way to potential adopters and members of the public.