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Board of County Commissioners

Posted on: January 27, 2023

Lucas County Canine Care & Control opens Dogs on the Town program to the public

Lucas County Canine Care & Control is excited to announce that the Dogs on the Town (DOTT) program is being expanded to allow individuals who are not LC4 volunteers to take dogs from the Canine Care Center on day-trip adventures into the community.

The DOTT program was started several years ago to allow approved LC4 volunteers to take dogs on outings that last a few hours or all day, and could include a hike in an area Metropark, a nap at a participant’s home, or shopping at a local pet store or dog-friendly business. 

Beginning on Wednesday, February 1, non-volunteers will be able to have that same experience, and they too can be matched with LC4 adoptable dogs to explore the 4-1-9 area.  

Participants are asked to sign up at this link. On the day of their field trip, they will be given business cards for their dog in case they meet a potential new family. Their dog also will get a harness with “adopt me” on it, bringing visibility to the dog that is with them.

Individuals interested in the becoming a DOTT program participant, must be 18 years old or older.

The DOTT program was created for LC4 volunteers to help reduce the stress on dogs in the Canine Care Center. It gives the dogs a break from the shelter environment and provides enrichment and increased visibility. 

Similar programs at shelters across the country have been enormously successful, and Lucas County Canine Care & Control is excited to introduce this to our amazing dog loving community. Be on the lookout for an LC4 DOTT dog near you!

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