Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, TN is delighted to partner with Tails of the Trail to enrich the lives of our dogs while they wait to be adopted,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “It is our mission to find a home for every pet. Shelters are a stressful environment, so the more socialization and exercise we can give them, the more adoptable they become.
The ASPCA indicates that of the roughly 3.9 million dogs entering shelters per year, approximately 31% are euthanized. In some urban areas these numbers run as high as 78%.
BE A PART!
Be a part of reducing euthanasia rates by hiking with local homeless hounds! Socialization and exercise can reduce kennel related stress and anxiety and improve a shelter dog’s behavior, thus extending their lives!
Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, TN
Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, TN,
Humane Society of Charlotte,
“Tails on the Trail has been such a pleasure to work with! Our dogs absolutely love “hiking day” with these folks. They get tons of exercise and exposure which leads to increased adoptions. They have so much fun that they come back to the shelter tired and content, which leads to calmer behavior when meeting potential adopters. It’s a win, win, win!”
Cheatham County Animal Control, Pegram, TN,
I cannot express with words what these people have done for the animals. They have helped save a lot of lives today.
Humane Society of York County,
As the Volunteer Coordinator and a Board Member at the Humane Society of York County, my absolute favorite event that HSYC does is Tails of the Trail. This great organization provides the dogs with a morning out, kind of like their own field trip to hike and be carefree. While observers and participants do potentially scout the dogs while they are at the event, it seems to me and I am sure the dogs, as if they get the morning to forget it all and just be a dog. And I love that!! If we find a home in the process, and in some cases we have, then perfect!!
Boxer Beau with Denise Brantley
Maury County & City of Columbia Animal Control,
Boxer Beau says he is “just waiting on my friends from Tails of the Trail who always show me love and petting, and all my friends here that get extra loving and walks too. Fresh air and friends… what a special day for all the furry residents here.
Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control,
We have loved having Tails of Trail hike with our dogs. It is obvious how much the dogs enjoy being able to get out and go on a real walk. We love seeing how much fun the hikers have with the dogs as well! It has truly been a huge part in ensuring our dogs’ happiness before they are adopted.
Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue,
This was so much fun for the dogs! It was so great to give the dogs a genuine workout, which they usually don’t get on our routine short walks. The volunteers were eager and delightful to work with, and the dogs thought so, too! Thank you, Lisa, for organizing the event with MTBR, and for organizing Tails of the Trail. We look forward to our next event with you and your group.
Montgomery County Animal Care and Control,
Montgomery County Animal Care and Control is thrilled to participate with Tails of the Trails monthly hikes! This program has enriched the lives of our shelter dogs and brought members of our community to come to the shelter that have never been here before. It has increased public awareness of how important it is for dogs to be socialized and exercised and we have also gained many new volunteers and dog walkers during the week because of this wonderful program!
Williamson County Animal Center,
The Tails of the Trail monthly hikes have become one of our favorite events at Williamson County Animal Center. We think of it as another part of our enrichment program for the dogs in our care, as well as another outreach program providing exposure to the community. The hikers seem to really enjoy themselves and our volunteers love seeing our dogs show themselves. It’s a great thing for all concerned!