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  • PACC launches "Go Big and Go Home" dog sale

    Apr 25, 2017 | Read More News
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    With only two empty kennels in the tent to spare, Pima Animal Care officials decided to launch a big dog sale that encourages adopters to “Go Big and Go Home” with a new best friend. From April 25 – 30, adopters who Penelope and her new human friendfind a furry four-legged friend who weighs over 30 pounds will get to name their own adoption fee.

    As of Monday evening, PACC had 370 dogs in its care and only two open dog kennels remained in the tent, which is used to house all incoming dogs. In the summer, PACC can take in over 50 pets a day.

    “It’s critical that we find homes for as many dogs as we can,” said Karen Hollish, PACC director of Development and Marketing. “Our shelter does not have the capacity to humanely house more dogs than we already have and with spring season in full swing, we’re taking in many new pets each day.” 

    Shelter officials directed the “Go Big and Go Home” sale to larger dogs, because they comprise over 90 percent of the shelter’s current dog population, and they’re the ones who often get overlooked. 

    “Big dogs are amazing family dogs and terrific companions for all the activities that make Southern Arizona great, from camping, to hiking, to running,” Hollish said. “And if you’re looking for an older and slower snuggle buddy, we have plenty of those waiting, too.”  

    If you’re considering adding a new family member to your home, visit PACC’s shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, through April 30 and name-your-own-price adoption fee. Your pet will come spayed or neutered, with age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a voucher for its first vet visit. A standard $17 licensing fee will also apply to all adult dogs.

    See PACC’s adoptable pets online.

    Not sure if you’re ready to home a big dog permanently? Consider fostering one instead. PACC’s big dog foster program will give you the opportunity to see what it’s like to care for a large breed, while also giving your foster pet a much-needed break from the hectic shelter life. To learn more about fostering a pet, visit PACC's foster webpage.


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