Dog adoption fees waived for National Adoption Weekend

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Lucas County Canine Care & Control is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage people to adopt a dog during National Adoption Weekend.

The weekend runs from July 22 to July 24. For this weekend only, the Best Friends Animal Society is covering the full cost of adoption, including the behaviorally and medically assessed dog that has had its initial vaccinations, heartworm testing, deworming, neutering . , and microchip.

Currently over 80 dogs and puppies need new homes. These dogs are located at the Canine Care Center and can be viewed online or on the Canine Care and Control Facebook page. The shelter is located at 410 S. Erie St., just south of downtown Toledo, and is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

The Best Friends Animal Society reported that shelters in the United States saw an 8.1% increase in pet admissions in 2021, which far exceeded their adoption rates. So far this year, Canine Care and Control has seen an 8.3% increase in intake.

Lucas County Canine Care & Control welcomes donations and is always in need of old towels, blankets, treats and toys. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is encouraged to visit the shelter and complete an application. All monetary donations can be made to the Cutie’s Fund to help defray the costs of medical needs for dogs.

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