Like many states in the South and Midwest, Arkansas has a devastatingly high number of stray and abandoned dogs. Volunteers help with everyday tasks at the shelters, such as kennel maintenance and cleaning, along with a variety of special projects to improve the dogs’ living conditions. Typically held in the spring, a group of LHK9 volunteers travel to Arkansas to work with the shelters and the homeless dogs that are being temporarily housed there.
All volunteers participating in the service trip cover the costs of their flights and living expenses. Each volunteer is responsible for fundraising a set amount of money to fund the projects at each of the shelters visited during the service trip.
This annual service trip is so important to our dogs and especially our volunteers it’s really a huge highlight of the year for us. You can visit our blog to learn about previous years’ trips and get a sense for what this trip means to our volunteers.