Hikes with Hounds

Graham Recreation & Parks, Burlington Recreation & Parks, and Burlington Animal Services (BAS) have teamed up for the Hikes with Hounds program and are searching for volunteers. Volunteers will take a shelter dog for a hike along one of Alamance County’s beautiful trails. This 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 or Graham park, or along the Haw River Trail. The Hikes with Hounds program began in the spring of 2015, receiving the 2016 North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association’s Innovative Program Award.

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

Volunteer Procedures for Hikes
Hikes with Hounds Program Registration and Waiver

Did you know you can help out Burlington Animal Services’ (BAS) four-legged friends during this time? Adopt. Foster. Donate. BAS serves all of Alamance County. Learn how you can help by calling (336) 578-0343 or email. View available pets online at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/pets.

For more information, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/pets or email Brandy McCandless at [email protected]