Rufftail Runners Laredo is a volunteer based, non-profit organization designed to take shelter dogs out of our shelter environment for fresh air and exercise in the park.
The idea was borrowed from Austin's own RuffTail Runners program. In late 2015, one of our volunteers, Ariella Scalese, came to us with the idea to open up our own program here in Laredo. We loved the concept and it was implemented in early 2016. Austin has been very gracious in sharing their program, trainings, and experience with RuffTail Runners Laredo.
To become a volunteer for this program, you must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, and fill out the application.
New runners must be accompanied by an experience runner for their first volunteer outing.