April 20, 2021

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Friends of the Animal Shelter Doggie Day Out benefits pets and people

When Friends of the Animal Shelter and the Aiken County Animal Shelter launched our Doggie Day Out Program, we had no idea just how beneficial it would be for the dogs. Turns out to be great for the volunteers as well!

Shelter dogs can shut down due to kennel stress. Some will cower in a corner, some will spin in circles, others will bark and jump. It is hard to watch a pet suffer in this way. This is why a Doggie Day Out, away from the shelter, is so important.

We have a growing number of Aiken County residents who are taking advantage of this program. They take a dog for an hour or two, or even overnight. Many are former dog owners; others just enjoy the company during this pandemic.