Play Hooky with a Shelter Dog by Participating in Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Shelter Skip Day Program

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The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) announced today a new program aimed at enriching the lives of shelter dogs, and expanding their chance to find a new family outside the shelter walls. Community members are encouraged to volunteer their time to take an adoptable dog on a fun outing as part of the new Shelter Skip Day program.

Participants can stop by BVSPCA Campuses in West Chester, New Castle, Dover, and Georgetown, and the Animal Rescue Center in Sussex County to choose and sign a dog out for an hour, an afternoon, or the whole day. They will be given a packet of supplies and information, as well as a list of dog-friendly places to visit on their field trip.

“We are so excited to offer this fun opportunity for dog lovers who want to spend time helping homeless animals, but may not be ready to adopt,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA Chief Executive Officer. “We know that when dogs spend time out of the shelter, even for short periods, they are more likely to be adopted, and this program gives our communities a new way to engage with the dogs in our care.”

Shelter Skip Day pick-ups can be made Tuesday through Friday 12-4 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dogs must be returned to the originating location an hour before close.

Find more information about the Shelter Skip Day program at

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