Help a shelter dog get some much-needed exercise and fresh air while walking for better health! Columbia Parks and Recreation is offering the Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound program.
Friendly, adoptable dogs from Central Missouri Humane Society and Columbia Second Chance will be available for exercise walks on Bear Creek Trail. Those who participate in the program will receive a T-shirt and be given the option to participate in a study of the benefits of dog walking. Leashes and dog treats will be provided...just bring your walking shoes!
Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound is sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation, the UMC Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, Columbia Second Chance, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, MU College of Veterinary Medicine and the Central Missouri Humane Society.
To register, call Parks and Recreation at (573) 874-7460 or visit them online.