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Walk a Hound,
Lose a Pound

If you are interested in making new friends (human and four-legged) and getting some exercise, all while helping out local shelter dogs, sign up for the Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound Program.  Participants meet at the Central Missouri Humane Society at 616 Big Bear Blvd. on Saturday mornings at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. Choose one hour to walk, or all three if you prefer!

Walkers are matched by walking speed with a shelter dog from the Central Missouri Humane Society or Columbia Second Chance. Leashes and dog treats are provided. Just bring your walking shoes. Four –week sessions begin April 3 and run through October. The participation fee of $10 includes a t-shirt and is a donation to the CMHS. Special group rates are available.

To register, call the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 573-874-7460 or log on to To sign up a group, call 573-874-6341. Walk-ups are also welcome.

The program is a cooperative effort sponsored by the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia Second Chance, Central Missouri Humane Society and the Department of Health and Senior Services.

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Last Update: February 29, 2012