Finding happy homes for dogs in Hartford

October 24, 2012 by  

For three days, October 19, 20, and 21, the SPCA of Connecticut, the Connecticut Pet Show, and PETCO teamed up to hold an event to find forever homes for mixed breed and purebred dogs. The three organizations brought dogs from shelters in Connecticut, as well as states as far away as California and South Carolina.

The adoption is titled the ‘Fluffy Dog Invasion’ and it includes a few larger dogs but focuses on smaller, mixed-breed animals. The Invasion took place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday in Farmington and again in Hartford, at the Connecticut Convention Center, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday.

Prospective pet parents had various comments about the event. Alba Santiago of New Britain said she wanted a dog but had to wait until her husband agreed, adding that she had almost won him over to the idea. Lois Lesieur of Essex said she had discussed adoption with her husband and, though she was not quite sure what would happen, she found the event organizers extremely nice and very helpful.

The Fluffy Dog Invasion is charging a $395 adoption fee, which includes spaying or neutering and all vaccines, as well as the required health certificates. Micro-chipping the animals and paying for their transport is also covered by the fee and a portion of the proceeds will go to funding similar efforts in future.

For future events of this nature, event organizers could consider flyer printing to advertise the event. They might also think about printing brochures to explain the work shelters do.