"We hear a lot of people say that they don't want to visit the animal shelter because it makes them sad," Rebecca Baylies, director of development at Cape Ann Animal Aid, told The Dodo. "We do our best to not only shelter the animals, but to also find ways to engage them mentally, physically and emotionally while they await adoption. The saddest part is that the animals don't have families or homes of their own."
To really understand the life of a shelter dog, everyone participating in the event had the same schedule that a dog living at the shelter would have day to day. They each had their own enclosure that they lived in, and were brought out at various points throughout the day for different activities.