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"ACT"ivism: Volunteer to Walk Dogs at a Pet Shelter

"ACT"ivism: Volunteer to Walk Dogs at a Pet Shelter

Looking for ways to burn a few extra calories this summer? One way to do that and put a smile on someone's face, or rather a wag in someone's tail, is to volunteer to walk dogs at a local pet shelter or rescue. A 130 pound person can burn about 177 calories just by walking a dog for an hour and imagine how happy you're making the dog who could be otherwise restricted to a confined space the majority of the day. To find a shelter or rescue group near you, just visit PetFinder.com.

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grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
Good idea FitSugar, I used to walk dogs for the Humane Society when I lived in the city. Even if you can just help out one day a week they really appreciate it.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Great post Fit!!!
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
Good idea for the dogs.
SU3 SU3 10 years
GREAT post! I love this idea!!
arianell arianell 10 years
ooh, great post! i love dogs, but the apartment i'm living in doesn't allow pets, so this would be a great way to spend time with animals and get some exercise :)
Cheetah521 Cheetah521 10 years
This is a great idea! I know the dogs would love it!
shini shini 10 years
oh thats a great idea!!! I'll prolly end up stealing one of the dogs hehh
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
In Seattle: http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/volunteers.htm
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Aww, I used to do that when I lived in Oregon. The shelter had a really great path that went around a housing track. I loved it.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
What a great idea!!! :D
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
i would do this if i wasn't allergic to dogs and cats and rabbits and .... yeah
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