Animal Rescue Foundation Needs Volunteers To 'Jog A Dog'

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 6:12 pm
By: News On 6

The Animal Rescue Foundation has a new program called Jog a Dog that allows potential pet adopters to 'try out' a dog and walk it before adopting.

The good news is they are right here where they could get one, because ARF has a new program where you can borrow a dog, like at the library. 

"When someone comes in they're going to fill out this volunteer application, just front and back," said Ashley Midgette. "It's only got a few questions on there so it's pretty easy." 

Midgette is the manager at the adoption Center at LaFortune Park. 

It's adjacent to the exercise trail that surrounds the park. People stop in all the time to take a break from exercising to pet the animals. So why not take one with you?

The process is pretty simple: fill out the form, leave your driver's license and pick out a dog.

"This is what they wear," Midgette said. "Then they have little leashes to match."

So, the next time you are walking or jogging at LaFortune Park, Wednesday through Sunday, stop in and take a dog with you.

Volunteers younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, the ARF website states.

ARF is having a reunion for those who've adopted from them in the past on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the ARF House.

"We love to hear success stories about pets that were adopted into lovely homes and have enhanced someone's life," the ARF website states.

For more information, to fill out a volunteer application, visit the ARF website