Dog Day Out Adventure!

Unable to commit to volunteering, but still want to help? The Dog Day Out Program provides an opportunity for residents to take an adoptable BAS dog along with them for a few hours or for the day! Participants enjoy the companionship of a great dog and the dogs enjoy time out of their kennels and some undivided attention! Dog Day Out Adventures are available to do Monday-Saturday; we just ask that participants return the dog by 4:30pm. since we close at 5:00pm. On Saturdays we close at 4:00pm and ask that participants return the dog by 3:00pm.  

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In NC, 2023 is Year of the Trail. Challenge yourself this year to visit 12 of our area’s parks and trails with an adoptable BAS buddy by participating in our Paws Across Alamance program! This is an extension of our Dog Day Out program, where residents of the community take adoptable dogs from BAS for out of the kennel enrichment and exercise. This supports their wellbeing while they are waiting for their furever home. 

Participants of Dog Day Out will be provided a “Pawsport” featuring 12 local parks. There will be 2 options of challenges to choose from: Puppy Dog Stroll or the Hound Dog Haul. Once one is completed, you have the option to try to complete the second one! Each time you visit a park in the “Pawsport”, take a photo of your pup partner in front of the park’s sign or in front of a landmark in the park. When you return the dog, show our staff the photo and get a stamp to show you have visited that park! Participant’s will have 12 months from the date the book is given to finish the challenge. Those who complete the challenge within the timeframe will receive a prize! To participate, schedule your adventure below! 

We would like to extend a special thank you to our pawsome partners:

  • Alamance County Parks & Recreation
  • Burlington Parks & Recreation
  • Elon Parks & Recreation
  • Graham Parks & Recreation
  • Haw River Parks & Recreation
  • Mebane Parks & Recreation

Ready for an adventure with a BAS pup? Here's how:

Once completed, check our website ( to see which dogs are here at BAS and might be available to go on a Dog Day Out Adventure. Please note, if a dog is listed as adoption pending (this is noted in the description section), it is not available to leave our shelter. Likewise, if it is in foster care, it is not available. If there are specific dogs you are interested in taking out, include their names when you schedule your dog day out adventure using the appointment scheduler below at the bottom of this page. 

After your adventure be sure to return here and complete a Dog Day Out Report Card and let us know about your adventure!

Check out one of our beautiful local parks on your Dog Day Out adventure! They are a great place to take a shelter buddy for a hike. Use the All Trails link below to find trails near you:

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