Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:
It was a beautiful fall day, perfect for going for a hike. So my friend Rebecca and I, and my dog Murray, stopped by a local animal shelter to pick up a dog to join us.
Not being on a vacation at the moment, alas, I was excited to learn that the greater D.C. area has an increasing number of shelters and rescue groups that will lend out their dogs for day trips.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington, in Northern Virginia, is establishing this sort of program; Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Maryland launched their version in September.
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