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  • PACC looking for dog foster parents through the holidays

    Dec 21, 2017 | Read More News
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    Pima Animal Care Center needs foster parents willing to gift large dogs a home for the holidays. PACC started the week with over 350 pups and over the course of two days, has taken in an additional 60 large ones. 

    Despite efforts to incentivize adopters with a name-your-own-adoption-fee special, PACC’s dog census continues through the roof. As of Thursday morning, PACC had over 413 dogs, with at least 25 more large dogs expected to arrive from a home where the owner passed away last week. 

    Bear“We’re in dire need of homes for our big dogs,” PACC Director of Animal Services Kristen Auerbach said. “We know not everyone is ready to make a life-long adoption commitment, but providing a temporary home through fostering will make a world of difference for our pets and us, too.” 

    Currently, medium and large dogs account for more than half of PACC’s dog population and shelter officials say they’re running out of room to humanely house them.

    “The tent is full and we’re co-housing many pets already, but there’s not enough room to place more large dogs. We desperately need the community’s help,” Auerbach said. 

    PACC is looking for foster families to take medium and large dogs for at least one week to give the Center time to reduce the population. PACC staff will work with folks interested to determine which pets will fit with their household or schedule. Once selected, foster parents can take their pet home that same day.

    To learn more about fostering, community members should call PACC's Pet Support Center at (520) 724-7222 or visit PACC’s foster webpage.