Quincy Parks District Wants You To Walk and Play With Dogs
Seriously. That's it. I know I'm supposed to write a big long thing about why this is awesome. But you get to walk dogs. Why are you not already lining up to walk the dogs?! This isn't a joke about some goofy yo-yo competition. All you have to do is show up at the Humane Society, and they'll just give you a dog to walk. I mean, you have to give the dog back when you're done, which is kinda sad, but I don't have a pet right now, so this is perfect for me.
Here's the deal, every Thursday this summer, at least through August 9th anyway, you can go to the Humane Society and pick up one of their friendly sheltered dogs who need some extra exercise. You take the dog to Moorman/Wavering Park, and just roam around for about an hour. The dog gets exercise. You get exercise AND you get to play with a dog. It's the dictionary definition of win-win. Seriously, I looked it up in Merriam-Webster. It says "getting exercise while playing with a dog" under "win-win." I already looked it up, so don't bother fact checking me on that.
The dogs must remain on a leash at all times, participants must be at least 15 years of age, and you have to sign a waiver with the Quincy Parks District. Other than that, the Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound program is free to all. So Thursday editions of the Morning Drive-In may start coming to you live from Moorman Park, and we may have a third co-host those days. A co-host named Buster.
You can fill out an application and waiver by going to the Quincy Park District Business Office, or filling it out online on their website. And make sure you follow the event on Facebook so you can you stay up-to-date with any changes to the schedule.