Dog Field Trips
Ongoing - must be a volunteer
Our newest enrichment program for FLPS pups, a dog field trip is a day out on the town with a qualified Forever Loved volunteer, allowing the dog time away from their kennel suite, and exposing them to potential adopters.
Field Trips may be done in a single day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., any day of the week. If you bring the dog back after dinner has been fed at our shelter, you must feed the dog. Once the temperature reaches 90 degrees, dogs cannot be taken on a field trip.
Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary is not liable for any damage that occurs to the volunteer’s vehicle or to a person or other animal while a dog is out for a field trip.
Where Can the Dogs Go?
Dogs may be taken anywhere they are legally allowed to be in the Scottsdale/Phoenix/Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler areas, except dog parks. Because the risk of parasite and disease transmission, as well as interacting with potentially aggressive dogs, shelter dogs may not go to any dog parks. Please be sure and check on any restrictions at your destination location.
Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary is not responsible for any tickets or fines incurred by the volunteer during a field trip.
Dogs may visit a volunteer’s home as long as there is no other animal in the home, unless a prior meet and greet has been performed. This is for the safety of other animals as well as the shelter dog.
Who Can Take Dogs on Field Trips?
The Dog Field Trip Program is open to volunteers who:
- are age 18 and older
- have a valid driver’s license, and
- have been active Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary volunteers for at least 3 months.
Youth may accompany qualified adult volunteers on the field trip, but may not hold the leash or otherwise be made to be responsible for the dog.
Which Dogs Can Go on Field Trips?
Only adoptable dogs who have been pre-approved by the Director of Animal Status and Welfare or Executive Director may go on field trips. Only 1 dog per approved volunteer may be checked out at a time.
To start your field trip and to get approved:
If you have any other questions about the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org