The pups are back and ready for a new challenge! Our popular Barks & Rec program, which pairs participants with shelter dogs, is returning for fall and heading to the trails. Sign up to take a hike through Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park and bring a dog from Mansfield's Animal Care and Control shelter along to check out the woods and fields alongside you! You'll enjoy a guided hike through our stunning nature preserve and the dogs will experience a much-needed break from shelter life, including fresh air, human contact and so many fun new signs & smells to explore.
- Pre-registration required.
- For legal & safety reasons, each registered participant must be 14Y+. Children are welcome to accompany mom or dad & walk the dog together, but cannot be registered to walk their own dog.
- Parent/guardians are responsible for both the child and the dog for the duration of the program.