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Make a Date with a Dog

Jun 30, 2019 02:45AM
The new Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (HSHV) Workplace Wellness program provides “doggie dates” to introduce adoptable dogs (or cats) to a workplace. Studies show that having a companion animal at work can not only decrease stress, but also increase workers’ productivity, according to Karen Patterson, VP of volunteers and humane education at HSHV. It’s good for the animals, too, and they might even find a forever home as a bonus.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley received its eighth consecutive four-star Charity Navigator rating and won four Best of Washtenaw awards, including Best Non-Profit, due to its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Only 4 percent of evaluated charities have received at least eight consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that the Humane Society of Huron Valley outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation sets Humane Society of Huron Valley apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its careful stewardship of resources and trustworthiness.


HSHV charges $125 for one dog and $150 for two dogs per one-hour visit. Tiny Lions cat café rentals start at $175 for two hours during business hours, and includes Wi-Fi, computer and large-screen monitor access, tables and chairs. For more information, visit

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