One Texas shelter has come up with a brilliant way to give shelter dogs a much-needed break from their kennel.

Pasadena shelter is now offering “doggie dates,” a new way to foster dogs. While on the doggie date, you can take a shelter dog out of your choosing, whether it’s for an hour or an entire weekend.

Many of the shelter dogs, like Eeyore, spend a lot of time lock in their kennel, and constantly crave human interaction.

These doggie dates give them something to get excited about and gives them that social one-on-one time that they so desperately need.

“So having time cuddling with a person, walking, and just remembering what it is to be part of a family is so wonderful for the dogs,” Carey O’Connor of the Pasadena shelter told KHOU 11.

This program has even helped the timid shelter dogs break out of their shell.

Shelter staff hopes that these interactions with the pups will help people see their true personalities and fall in love with them.

It gives these dogs a chance to prove that they’re much more than what you see in the shelter.

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Hopefully these doggie dates will lead to many more adoptions for these sweet animals!

Learn more about this paw-some program in the video below: