Marion, IA – The patio at Culver’s Garden Center is going to the dogs Saturday, August 4th with the help of the Cedar Valley Humane Society (CVHS).
The Dog Days of Summer adoption event is free and open to the public from noon to 3pm at Culver’s Garden Center and Greenhouse off Highway 151 E. Marion.
Ready-for-adoption dogs will be available, and adoption applications can be filled out on the spot. Families are invited to bring their dogs, enjoy hot dogs fresh off the grill, and purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, all proceeds benefit the CVHS.
”Events like this are a great way to meet our adoptable dogs,” says Bob Citrullo, executive director of the CVHS. “You can turn in an adoption application at the event, and then our adoption counselors will review your application to make sure the dog is a good fit.” The review generally happens the following day, so if applicants change their mind, they still have time to withdraw their application before making the commitment to bring the animal home.
“Our selection of adoptable animals is always changing, because as we adopt animals into loving homes, we move more from our holding area into adoption,” adds Citrullo. “Our animals are listed on www.cvhumane.org as soon as they become available for adoption, so that’s a great way to keep an eye on what breeds we might have at any given time.”
Not ready for a pet? The Dog Days of Summer is a great way to support the CVHS through raffle ticket sales and purchasing hot dogs. This and other community adoption events give families the opportunity to interact with a variety of different dogs, and the dogs also benefit by socializing with people.
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This post was written by dwagner on July 23, 2012