Q: WHAT’S DOGGIE ENTOURAGE?
A: It’s a program dedicated to getting dogs out of the SPCA for a few hours, or for the whole day! Sometimes we take them out, sometimes you take them out!

Q: WAIT, WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I CAN TAKE A DOG OUT OF THE SPCA FOR A LITTLE WHILE?
A: YES! Sometimes potential adopters would like to learn what a dog is like away from the shelter before making the choice to adopt. Sometimes people who cannot adopt would just like to spend time with an SPCA dog, taking one out of the shelter for a few hours of fun! If a dog qualifies as a Doggie Entourage VIP, you can take him or her out on the town for a little while! Even if you’re not thinking of adopting, you might meet someone along the way who falls in love with the dog you’ve taken out for the day! And let’s face it…people always fall in love with the VIPs!

Q: HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHICH DOGS ARE ABLE TO GO OUT FOR THE DAY?
A: It’s easy! You can stop in at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca location, or you can visit YourSPCA.org/adoptable-animals and click on the listing of a dog you find irresistible! If you see in the dog’s description that he or she is a Doggie Entourage VIP, then that’s a dog that can go out with you for the day! You can bring the dogs to parks, patios, places that allow dogs…even to your own home!

Q: DO SPCA STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS EVER TAKE THE DOGS OUT?
A: Oh, yes! Every so often, SPCA dogs are out and about with their entourage of staff members and volunteers! You’ll see them at places like farmers’ markets, stores, ice cream stands, popular outdoor hang-outs — all kinds of safe places where fun people and potential, new adopters gather!

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY DOGGIE ENTOURAGE EVENTS SCHEDULED RIGHT NOW?
A: No, not right now…but if you’re interested in an entourage visiting your event or establishment, please contact SPCA Director of Adoptions and Behavior Mindy Ussrey at MindyU@yourspca.org !

Q: I WANT TO BE AN OFFICIAL SPCA VOLUNTEER AND WORK ON THE ENTOURAGE PROGRAM! WHAT DO I DO?
A: Have we told you how much we love your enthusiasm? Right now the entourage is filled with volunteers, but as the program grows and we need additional Doggie Entourage volunteers, we’ll let you know! (PS: We’re not just saying that! We’ll definitely need you soon as the program grows, so please keep your eye on this page and on our social media platforms for updates and announcements!) However, you might enjoy one of our other volunteer opportunities, which you can view at YourSPCA.org/Volunteer !

Q: HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPCA’S DOGGIE ENTOURAGE PROGRAM?
A: Just contact our awesome Director of Adoptions and Behavior Mindy Ussrey at MindyU@yourspca.org ! Make sure you put “Doggie Entourage Inquiry” in the Subject Line!