Santa Rosa County Animal Services is launching the Doggy Day Out program to pair members of the community with shelter dogs for daytime field trips. Outings can last from one hour to all day and can include a hike, puppuccino from a local coffee shop, or even lunch at a pet-friendly restaurant."We're excited to start Doggy Day Out because it will help reduce the stress many dogs experience in the kennels," said Dora Thomason, shelter director. "It will also provide increased visibility for our dogs as well as give us insight into their personalities and how they behave outside of the shelter environment."Participants will be provided with everything needed for a successful outing. Individuals interested in the program can find more information and fill out an application online here or contact Santa Rosa County Animal Services at 850-983-4680.