2489 Albany Post Road | Walden, NY 12586

845-778-5115

A Walk in the Park with Dogs

from the Humane Society of Walden
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Whether you amble, ramble, or scramble…we have a walk for you…and the dogs to go with it. All paces welcome – meandering to marathon! Our shelter dogs LOVE strolling in the woods.

Here’s how the dogs benefit from our Sunday morning walks:

  • They get a much-needed break from the shelter environment.
  • The dogs are totally engaged during outings in the park. Barking, spinning, and jumping behaviors fade away.
  • The dogs return to the shelter happy, tired, and ready to relax.
  • Park outings provide an opportunity to reinforce basic commands in a new environment.
  • Walking in the park provides the dogs an opportunity to socialize with strangers, make a good impression, and maybe even find a forever home.
  • Shelter dogs are exposed to other dogs in the park and can practice and show off their good manners.

These outings are an excellent source of exercise and the best gift you can give to these pups – short of adopting one!

Meet us at the shelter at 10 a.m. on Sundays to be matched with the perfect pup. Walking guidelines will be discussed. We will transport the dogs in our van (we can hold 4-5 dogs only) or you can use your car. We are usually back at the shelter by noon. Please note dog walkers must be at least 16 yrs old and close toed shoes must be worn.

This program is separate from volunteering at the shelter. If you’d like to volunteer at the facility or off sites you must complete an orientation. Many times after the dog walk an orientation will be offered to those who are interested.

Please be sure to keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Our dogs are great and love to be pet, but please keep your face away from theirs and do not give hugs. This helps to ensure both you and the dog stay comfortable.
  • Close toed shoes must be worn.
  • Walkers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • There’s plenty of room so let’s keep all dogs 10 feet from one another.
  • Please no smoking around the dogs.
  • Pick up after your walking buddy or alert a “guide”.
  • Talk to your pal during the walk and encourage good behavior. Asking him/her to sit and rewarding with a treat is good practice.
  • Feel free to ask your “guide” any questions and have fun!

Be sure to check for rain dates or cancellations due to holidays.

Hope to see you! Please e-mail vc@waldenhumane.com if you’re interested and with any questions.

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Upcoming Dog Walking Events

Sep
30
Sun
9:30 am A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park | Montgomery | NY | United States
Whether you amble, ramble, or scramble…we have a walk for you…and the dogs to go with it. All paces welcome – meandering to marathon! Our shelter dogs LOVE strolling in the woods of Winding Hills[...]
Oct
7
Sun
9:30 am A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park | Montgomery | NY | United States
Whether you amble, ramble, or scramble…we have a walk for you…and the dogs to go with it. All paces welcome – meandering to marathon! Our shelter dogs LOVE strolling in the woods of Winding Hills[...]
Oct
14
Sun
9:30 am A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park | Montgomery | NY | United States
Whether you amble, ramble, or scramble…we have a walk for you…and the dogs to go with it. All paces welcome – meandering to marathon! Our shelter dogs LOVE strolling in the woods of Winding Hills[...]
Oct
21
Sun
9:30 am A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park | Montgomery | NY | United States
Whether you amble, ramble, or scramble…we have a walk for you…and the dogs to go with it. All paces welcome – meandering to marathon! Our shelter dogs LOVE strolling in the woods of Winding Hills[...]
Oct
28
Sun
9:30 am A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park | Montgomery | NY | United States
Whether you amble, ramble, or scramble…we have a walk for you…and the dogs to go with it. All paces welcome – meandering to marathon! Our shelter dogs LOVE strolling in the woods of Winding Hills[...]

Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted,

Your donations allow us to continue to feed, house, spay, neuter, and provide vet care for the many cats and dogs who are currently with us. Will you please help us help them?

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Can you spare a few hours?

Volunteers are our greatest asset. Without them there would be no adoptions at Petsmart, no photos of animals posted on Petfinder, no web site or Facebook page, and many of the shelter animals would lack for walks and attention.

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About Us

The Humane Society of Walden is a no-kill, non-profit safe haven dedicated to helping stray and abandoned cats and dogs. Our animal shelter serves the communities of Montgomery, Walden, Maybrook, Crawford, Wawarsing, Shawangunk, and Mamakating, but will not turn away pets from across the country in need.

Contact Us

Humane Society of Walden
2489 Albany Post Road
Walden, New York 12586

845-778-5115

Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Sat
10:00 am Goosepond Animal Hospital’s Adop... @ Goosepond Animal Hospital
Goosepond Animal Hospital’s Adop... @ Goosepond Animal Hospital
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Goosepond Animal Hospital's Adopt-A-Pet Day @ Goosepond Animal Hospital
Please join us at Goosepond Animal Hospital’s first Adopt-A-Pet Day! This event is to help our furry friends find their forever homes! Please join your friends at Goosepond Animal Hospital for what will surely be[...]
11:00 am Walden Harvest Festival @ Bradley Park
Walden Harvest Festival @ Bradley Park
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Walden Harvest Festival @ Bradley Park
We’re joining the Walden Harvest Festival at Bradley Park! This family friendly event will feature amazing entertainment, food, and vendors. Stop by our tent and say hello. We will have adoption information, furry friends, giveaways,[...]
1:00 pm Adoptability Training @ The Humane Society of Walden
Adoptability Training @ The Humane Society of Walden
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Adoptability Training @ The Humane Society of Walden | Walden | New York | United States
*** Beginning, Saturday, September 22nd, the weekly training sessions will take place from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM during the Autumn and Winter months. *** Join our free adoptability training session with Anna Cilento, founder[...]

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