Running Buddies


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4900 Milgen RoadColumbus, GA 31907


Are you looking for a fun, unique and meaningful way to stay in shape while enriching the lives of shelter dogs as they await their forever homes? You've come to the right place!

The Paws Humane Running Buddies program makes a difference in the lives of companion animals by ensuring they get plenty of exercise, attention, and exposure to environments outside of the shelter, all while putting smiles on the faces of the people who share in this experience.

What is it? Running Buddies is a program that enables Paws dogs to travel offside with a volunteer to go on a walk or a run and have some quality time out of the shelter. Offsite locations include any reasonable distance from Paws where dogs are permitted, even your own neighborhood!

How it Works?

  1. Attend a Paws Humane volunteer orientation and become an official volunteer (see website for dates and registration)
  2. Read the Guidelines and FAQ's to have a thorough understanding of the program
  3. Become familiar with the dogs at Paws
  4. Sign a dog out
  5. Enjoy your outing!
  6. Sign the dog back in
  7. Repeat!


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Animal Care / Handling

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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