Due to overcapacity issues around our area, animal shelters are becoming increasingly creative with how they can help dogs and cats feel loved.
The Charlotte Animal Care and Control (AC&C) just launched a new program that they hope will not only encourage their furry friends but also increase adoption rates. They’re calling it the “staycation program”.
According to the AC&C’s website, “An #ACCstaycation is a field trip for a shelter dog. It can be hanging out at your house, going for a hike, a trip to your favorite fast food drive-thru, a nap on your couch, whatever you and your Staycation dog are up for!”
If you can’t commit to a multi-day ‘staycation’, there are even openings for ‘staycation walkers’ for people who just want to enjoy the company of a furry little friend for a few hours.
The goal of the program is not only to make the dogs feel more loved in a home environment, but also to give the shelter staff a break and to give more people a greater opportunity to consider permanent adoption.
You can find out more details about the new program on their website here.