Adoption process for puppy breeder dogs released!

This news comes from WTAP.com in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Adoption Process For Puppy Breeder Dogs Released

Reporter: Abby Kidder

PARKERSBURG, WV (August 29, 2008) – The Humane Society of Parkersburg (HSOP) is pleased to announce the adoption process and viewing schedule for the dogs seized from the Whispering Oaks Kennel that remain in our area. The remaining dogs will be housed at the Floodwall Building behind HSOP at 29th and Poplar Sts. and will be available for viewing for those wishing to adopt and the general public according to the following schedule:

Saturday, August 30 – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Monday, September 1 – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, September 2 – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 3 – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thursday, September 4 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Friday, September 5 – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

All interested families must complete an adoption application if they have not done so already. Adoption applications will also be available on-site. Potential families will then be able to select the dog they are most interested in and this will be noted on your application for processing. HSOP will then use their standard matching process to ensure the best fit for family and dog alike. Those matched with a dog will be notified by phone to arrange a time to sign their paperwork, be advised of the spay/neuter and veterinary appointment, and pay their fee. The adoption fee is $100 and will include:

Spay or Neuter
Heartworm Test
Microchip
Rabies Vaccination
General Health Exam
HSOP Adoption Fee.

Only 20 people will be allowed in at a time for the safety and well being of the dogs so HSOP asks for the patience of the public. Entrance to the building is first come; first serve and adoption priority will be given to local residents.

“The demand to adopt one of these precious pups has been tremendous. The compassion of the local community is like nothing I have ever seen before,” said Maryann Hollis, executive director of the Humane Society of Parkersburg. The dogs that were selected to remain here are ones that HSOP feels are ready to go right into a family home and that is a small percentage of the overall number. “The majority of these dogs were the breeding dogs that need the most rehabilitation to be able to go into a loving home. I would highly suggest that anyone interested in adopting a puppy mill dog do their research because it is a huge commitment,” said Hollis.