The Broward Buddies Program allows volunteers to sign up and take a dog out for the day. This gives the pet an opportunity to interact within the community and to leave the kennels for a couple of hours.
“No other shelter out in South Florida does this program, just us said. “The exact motive of this program is to enrich our shelter dogs through exercise and mental stimulation,” ,” Ricardo Matallana, foster coordinator.
The pet wears a vest that says “adopt me,” which provides a higher chance of finding a home. Volunteers carry business cards, just in case someone is interested in learning more.
“The community has been impacted greatly, most of these dogs we’ve been able to take out for the day,” Andrew Bryant, a volunteer said. “A lot of them have ended up adopted. Sometimes the same day we’ve been able to get these dogs adopted.” To find out more information on how to volunteer in The Broward Buddies Program, visit www.Broward.org.