Humane Society expands Pawjama Party program

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SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – The Humane Society for Greater Savannah (HSGS) announced it’s expanding its Pawjama Party program to residents of Savannah and the surrounding area.

Through the Pawjama Party program the public gets the opportunity to take pets from the Humane Society’s Adoption Center for sleepovers.

“We all kind of wish that people could see who we really are and not who were are due to circumstances,” said Stephanie Tutt, a Pawjama Party host.

Brenna, her foster dog, tends to be shy, but after one stay with Stephanie Tutt she’s opened up.

“Being at a Pawjama Party, it gave her a break and an opportunity to see everything is okay,” said Tutt.

Studies show dogs at adoption centers get a lot less sleep. The noise and their environment can sometimes stress them out.

“Seeing what life outside the shelter is like, giving them a break from that can just kind of bring out the best in them,” said Tutt. “It makes them show better when people are considering taking them home.”

Through the Pawjama Party program, you can take home a dog or a cat just for the weekend.

All volunteers ask is that you play with them and show them off.

“We can get feedback as to how well they do with kids, with cats, with other dogs at home and how they just do in a home environment,” said Kathryne Shelton, Volunteer Coordinator with the Human Society of Greater Savannah.

Shelton and her team tested out the program before launching it to the public, so far it has been a success.

“We’ve had over 70 pawjama party participants, 70 animals go into homes and the vast majority of those have actually resulted in adoptions,” said Shelton.

Tutt says helping animals doesn’t require a lifelong commitment just a big heart.

“If you want to feel the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped another creature be able to receive love there’s no better way to do it than this,” said Tutt.

To sign up for the program, simply go to, fill out the survey, and choose the weekend you want to participate. The survey will be updated each month, so check back on the HSGS website or HSGS Facebook page as more dates become available. 

Party Hosts will be provided with all supplies.

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