Rescue Walker Orientation
Note: Classes fill up fast. If the one you want is already full, please email Chris at
to find out about future classes.
As advocates of the no-kill philosophy, the Humane Society of Forsyth County is committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog. In reality, some dogs take a longer to place than others. When an energetic young dog waits at our adoption center for week after week, the dog’s emotional health begins to deteriorate from a lack of mental stimulation and sufficient exercise. Dog walking is one of the best medicines for those headed toward the dreaded “kennel crazy” syndrome.
Our kennel facilities are spacious, clean and comfortable. Our outdoor play yards are used for several hours of supervised outdoor time daily. Yet we lacked an adequate dog walking area. With your financial support, we added safety fencing, level walking paths and foot bridges, park benches and ball-throw yard to transform the unused wooded land behind our shelter into the safe, shady Dog Walk Park our homeless dogs so desperately needed.
Your continued support is key to projects like our Dog Walk Park to help our animals stay happy and healthy while waiting on their forever homes!
We are proud of our Rescue Walkers team of dedicated, trained volunteers who spend priceless time with our dogs, walking and training them. Would you like to join this important team?
To fit into the cleaning and feeding routines at our adoption center, the primary dog walking hours will be after 11am and before 6pm daily. Are you able to commit even one hour per week during that time window?
Need another way to help? Donate leashes, limited-slip (martingale) collars, Easy Walk or Sensation harnesses for our shelter dogs to use in the great program.