TAILS Humane Society and PetSmart again team-up the weekend of September 10th, 11th and 12th, 2010, to give adoptable cats and dogs a Second Chance for Love during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.
TAILS will take adoptable canines and felines of every age, size, color, and breed to PetSmart, located at 2512 Sycamore Road in DeKalb, on that weekend. TAILS usually houses ten adoptable cats and kittens at PetSmart year-round and takes dogs and puppies to the store on weekends. But the Second Chance for Love Adoption Event will be on a much grander scale.
“PetSmart Charities has a never-ending passion for the lifetime well-being of pets and for saving the lives of shelter pets,” says Scott Clements, manager of the PetSmart store in DeKalb.
In order to reach that goal, Clements says that each adoptee will receive a take-home kit from PetSmart that includes Hills Science Diet food and store coupons. He added that this year, for the first time, adoptees of puppies and dogs will be invited to attend free one-hour seminars covering everything from housetraining, obedience and behavior. The seminars will be held in September.
All dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available at the event have been under TAILS’ care. The pets have been spayed or neutered, have up-to-date vaccinations, have a microchip for identification, are dewormed and come with one free veterinarian visit and one month free pet insurance. Dogs have been tested for heartworms and cats have been tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS.
“We try our best to ensure that the animals we have available for adoption are healthy, happy, and ready to become part of a new family” said Beth Drake, TAILS Executive Director. “They’ve come from a variety of situations, and it usually is not at all their fault that they are at TAILS. Some are relinquished by owners who, because of life changes, can no longer keep them, some are the result of accidental litters and some are transferred to us from other, high euthanasia shelters. Regardless of where they come from, they all need a place to go. They all need Forever Homes!”
TAILS recommends that the whole family meets the pet when considering adoption so everyone is involved from the start. People who have a dog at home and decide to adopt a dog or puppy at the event, will need to bring their dog from home to meet and greet the new pet at the store to ensure compatibility. Renters should bring a lease with them stating that they are allowed to have pets.
To see the pets available at TAILS, visit their website, or visit TAILS at 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb. TAILS has pets, including little critters, available for adoption everyday except Wednesday.
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Shelter pets are the best pets. I have two adopted cats. But folks in the DeKalb County should know that Tails is NOT a no-kill shelter. They are a low-kill shelter. I will not support a shelter that is not a no-kill shelter for animals.