Burlington Recreation & Parks and Burlington Animal Services are teaming up for the Hikes with Hounds program and are currently searching for volunteers. Volunteers will take a shelter dog for a hike along one of Burlington’s beautiful trails! This new volunteer opportunity will offer an enrichment activity for some of Burlington Animal Services’ adoptable dogs to get away for a couple of hours to enjoy nature, socializing and exercise. Hikes with Hounds will be offered one Friday each month at a hiking trail location at a Burlington park or along the Haw River Trail.
Volunteers must meet certain requirements including:
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must be able to hike up to 4 miles at a moderate pace or on an uneven terrain
• Must attend volunteer orientation training before becoming a trail dog walker
• Registration form with Waiver and copy of ID must be submitted in advance
For more information or to register, please call (336) 229-3150.
In order to volunteer at BAS, individuals must complete the application process (described below), attend a volunteer orientation, and adhere to BAS policies and procedures.