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Dogs Adopted at Subaru "Love-A-Pet" Event

Created: November 10, 2019 10:33 PM

The "Love-A-Pet" adoption event continued again at the Miller Hill Subaru, but this time dogs were up for adoption.

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Yesterday was "Cat-urday", but today on "Pup Day", many came from across the country to either adopt a dog, or bring dogs to be adopted. One woman came from southeastern Wisconsin to adopt a dog that's the same breed as her other one.

"We saw this little sweety online, and i contacted the rescue that she was with," said Wisconsin native Rachael Koch. "She actually said that she was going to be sent to here in Minnesota. So we decided we were going to drive here and come get her. And we did and we're here with her now."

Rachael's dog came from Texas, and a director of a Texas adoption center says the Dallas shelter has the third largest animal intake in the country. That shelter is on track to take in 40,000 animals this year. but Rockwall Pets travels outside of the Lone Star State to limit the amount of animals that end up getting euthanized because of space problems.

"Our group does local adoptions in Texas, but we also do a lot of transports out of state," said Christina Arriaga, Executive Director of Rockwall Pets. "We have two vans, we pack them up with dogs and bring them to our partners up here. and then we come up for the Subaru event to adopt them out ourselves."

Many animals were adopted as the event began this morning. Not everyone was there looking to adopt or worked for a shelter. Some were putting their own pets up for adoption so that they could be in homes that could keep up with their energy. 

Along with Rockwall Pets, other participating organizations included Animal Allies Humane Society, Lake County Humane Society, PJ's Rescue, The Babinski Foundation, and the Rejection Collection of Boxer Rescue.

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