Cheshire business is hosting a dog adoption event

CHESHIRE – Throughout the pandemic, many families have acquired new furry friends to help them cope with the isolation and uncertainty of the moment.

Many animal shelters and rescues have reported empty kennels for the first time in recent memory, making it potentially difficult for those looking to add a new addition to the family.

Local business Olive & Henry Fine Food hopes to help connect those looking for a special new friend with dogs in desperate need of homes.

“These dogs are from the south, especially Tennessee, and really need a home,” said co-owner Caroline Dircks. “We’ll be asking Companion Pet Rescue to provide their campervan full of dogs ready for adoption.”

The adoption event will be held August 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Watch Factory Shoppes parking lot in front of the Olive & Henry storefront.

“There will be around 20 dogs up for adoption, and all you have to do is fill out an application ahead of time to be considered,” Dircks explained. “I did it and it didn’t take more than five minutes. I might even come home with a dog, who knows! »

Companion Pet Rescue & Transport specializes in rescuing and transporting dogs across the United States, and although their main adoption center is in Southbury, they hold events across the state.

“It’s such an honorable thing to adopt a dog, and we know these dogs need homes, so if we can provide that for them, it will make all the difference,” Dircks said.

The event will also feature other Connecticut companies specializing in dog treats and pet supplies.

“We will have Paws Pet Resort & Spa, Sarah’s Pet Sitting, The Sweetest Thing and Maury’s Hive Tea to help us with the event,” said Chris Dircks.

This event is designed specifically for dog adoption, so there will be no cats or other animals available.

In order to play with, see or interact with any of the animals, Companion Pet Rescue asks all participants to first complete their pet application by visiting application/. Any questions can be directed to Caroline Dircks at Olive & Henry by calling (203) 806-1450.

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