You know, I first found out about the Sedalia Animal Shelter's Woof Release program back in 2018.

And back then, I thought it was just about the best idea since sliced bread.  Even now, it's still a great idea - even if, I admit, I forgot about it.  You might have as well, so let's fix that now and reacquaint ourselves.

The shelter knows that their staff and volunteers do their best to help the puppers get out and have a little fun.  But there's only so much they can do - a little play time, a little walk time, and then... well, they gotta move on to the next thing.  There's another dog that needs some medicine, or a kitty that needs their bed cleaned, or a call that needs to get answered.  There's always something.

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So what about the doggos?  They're fine, but... they're just in their little runs. It's just not the same as going out at the park or riding in the car and leaning their silly little faces out the window to smile at you as you drive by.  It's not the same as getting to smush up against a human on the couch and take a nap. And after a while, they can kind of.. forget how to be a dog.  You know, the goofy balls of fur and love they deserve to be. They just need a little time out with somebody!  That somebody can absolutely be you. They need to be more social with other dogs, kids, people of all ages, really.  That's where you come in.

With Woof Release, volunteers may opt to host a dog for one day, "Day Trip" or an entire weekend, "Weekend Getaway." Each participating pup will depart with all the supplies need to make sure his/her adventure is a success.
Those interested in participating in the SAS Woof Release program just need to fill out an application available here or by visiting the Sedalia Animal Shelter at 2420 S. New York Avenue, Sedalia, Missouri 65301

So you can have a sort of "play date" with the fur babies! You don't have to buy anything, and you aren't under a huge obligation. Just take 'em out for the day or for the weekend and let them have a little fun! So if you like dogs, but maybe you can't adopt one right now, you can do this instead!  Spend a day or a weekend with a dog and both of you will be happier for it.

Releasingly yours,


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