Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando allows people to “borrow” dogs at the shelter for two hours. It’s an opportunity for people to help shelter dogs experience outdoor activities. Now, animal lovers in Central Florida can give the pooches a chance to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air even just for a couple of hours.

The Pet Alliance chooses shelter dogs who can be checked out. They allow the “check out” process every day of the week from 12 noon to 3 PM. People can take the dogs out for a maximum of two hours. They can be brought to various locations approved by the shelter.

Now, dogs can enjoy relaxing in parks, taking walks, go hiking or visit a dog-friendly restaurant. According to Steve Brady, the shelter’s Executive Director, this project is perfect for those who can’t adopt dogs but still wants to help animals at the shelter.


Taking these pooches outside, even just for a couple of hours can help improve the dog’s behavior. It also increases the chances of the dogs to find potential adopters.

The Pet Alliance will be celebrating its 83rd birthday this month. In connection with this, they want to run the National Hound Around Town Week program starting on September 23 up to September 29, 2019.

Interested participants should be at least 18 years old. They also need to watch the video about the program and fill out an online form. Pet Alliance added that there are only limited dogs who are allowed to be checked out. Aside from this, participants should understand that the program follows a first-come-first-served basis.

The dogs should be kept on a leash while they are outside the shelter. Removing the leash is extremely prohibited even when you tend to visit off-leash dog locations.

Participants are requested to post lots of photos with their “borrowed pooches.” They are also encouraged to use the hashtag #houndaroundtown so more people will learn about the campaign.

Thank you to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for sharing this beautiful campaign.



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