PJ’s Rescue holds two pet adoption events Saturday

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With many dogs in need of adoption, PJ’s Rescue held two adoption events in the Twin Ports area on Saturday, one at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, and the other at Marshall Hardware.

The family-owned hardware store in Duluth has been working with PJ’s Rescue for over a year, hosting multiple adoption events. Within that time, three different employees have adopted puppies from the rescue. 

“We got in touch with PJ’s Rescue when one of our employees, my sister, adopted a dog from them. He is going to be a year old in about a week, I believe,” Co-Owner A.J. Marshall explained. “So they got to be good friends. We got to visit with some of their puppies, and everybody loves holding puppies. So they asked if they could hold an event with the store. AWe did that a couple weeks after she got that one. All the customers loved it. Everybody’s holding dogs with a happy smile. Now they’ve asked us to do it a few more times, and it’s been great. We really enjoy it.”

PJ’s Rescue works with a variety of organizations to help stray dogs, including the City of Duluth, Cloquet, and rescues in Texas. With so many stray, the rescue is currently in need of not only adoptees but also foster homes. 

“We’re full. We have a lot of adult dogs right now, and some of them just need to be in a home as an only dog, and so a lot of those are moms. We don’t take a litter without the mom,” said President and Founder Tinaq Marcella. “We have recently had to shut intake until we get some more foster homes or get some dogs adopted. So that’s why being here is great, because adopting dogs out means foster homes opening up and saving dogs.”

During Saturday’s events, seventeen pups were adopted. More information on dogs available for adoption as well as how to foster a dog in need can be found on the PJ’s Rescue website and Facebook page.