Earlier this month Cincinnati Animal CARE saved 46 small dogs and puppies from a south Texas shelter that was on the verge of euthanizing for space. Despite Cincinnati Animal CARE’s “CODE RED” status for some time with big dogs, there was plenty of room to bring in small dogs and puppies with the many fosters who have been eager to help with dogs of this size. The dogs spent three weeks in isolation to make sure they were healthy enough to be adopted out and the time has now come for the dogs from Texas to find their new home.
The Cincinnati Animal CARE shelter in Northside will be hosting Puppypalooza Saturday, August 28, in order to get these dogs into homes as quickly as possible. Potential adopters can come to the shelter, 3949 Colerain Avenue, to meet not only the Texas dogs, but the more than 200 dogs and cars currently residing at the shelter. Adult dogs over six months of age and over 30 pounds will have their adoption fee reduced to just $20 (plus the dog license fee for Hamilton County residents.)
Additionally—for the first time ever—Cincinnati Animal CARE’s dog kennels will be open for the public to walk through. While the shelter advocates their matchmaking process as the best way to find the right fit for adopters, they are opening the kennels to the public in the hopes that as many dogs as possible are adopted this weekend. Potential adopters will first work with the Outcomes team and, if unsuccessful, will be able to walk through the dog kennels to find their match.
Jessica Grimes, Outcomes Manager for the shelter said “It has been a busy summer at Cincinnati Animal Care. The story of these Texas dogs touched a lot of hearts and we’re excited for Cincinnati to come meet them and the many other amazing, adoptable dogs here at the shelter.”
Puppypalooza is Saturday, but reduced adoption fees started today and continue through Sunday, August 29, when the shelter closes at 6:00 p.m. You can view the available dogs ahead of time by visiting the shelter’s website. The shelter is open daily from NOON until 6:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare in Hamilton County. They are the exclusive provider of animal control and sheltering services for Hamilton County.