SSPA’s Dog’s Day Out program makes a difference in the lives of companion animals by ensuring they get plenty of exercise, attention, and exposure to environments outside of the shelter, all while putting smiles on the faces of the people who share this experience with them. Interested in taking me on an adventure?

Click here to submit an application. 

  • Animal ID#: A784655
  • Dog Name: Patches
  • Dog Sex: Male
  • Approximate Age: 2 years
  • Here’s what a volunteer had to say about Patches after a Day Out:
    That smile !! Patches was awesome. Super quiet curious puppy. Everything was so new to him. He walked and jogged right by my side and loved lounging in the fresh grass. Loved the car ride and puppaccino too. After our walk, he covered me in the sweetest puppy kisses.
  • And another Day Out:
    Great walk with Patches !!!! The cool air he loved and we jogged quite a ways he stays super close and mindful on the leash. He’s a joy. Lots of puppy kisses.

The dogs are keeping us busy so we’re a little behind, please submit an application to our adoption counseling team for more information about Patches.

Submit an application to start the online adoption counseling process.

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Patches loves his days out with volunteers!

Meeting Dogs at the Shelter 

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested in to a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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