Playgroups are run by shelter and SSPA volunteers. They are critical to maintaining the dogs’ mental and physical well-being while they wait for their forever family in a stressful environment.

Playgroups also help us evaluate the dogs as they interact with other dogs. If you already have a dog at home, we encourage you to ask us about the ones you’re interested in. Finding the right match for your family matters to us! We’re here to help!

Playgroup has gone to the dogs!  Watch some of our rowdies having a blast. And yes, we even have some puppies in there enjoying the fun!

And they’re off to the races!


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Want to see playgroups in action? Check out the videos below!

Want to help?

We are looking for a few folks interested in helping out our playgroup management team. You’ll never have so much fun volunteering!

If you’re interested in helping, please email