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Homeless Dogs Score Homerun at Ballpark
By Joey Wahler
TRENTON, N.J. -- The New York Yankees’ Double-A baseball team is not only grooming prospects for the Major Leagues, it is also improving the prospects of dogs being adopted.

At Trenton Thunder games, players are not the only ones trying to reach home. Between innings, one dog per game that needs a new home is shown on the field by a local shelter. On the night we recently visited, the dog on display was a six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, named Odie.

Patience Purdy, the Thunder’s assistant ticket director, coordinates the team’s adoption program, now in its second season.


What a great idea! What a great break from watching auto insurance compare advertisements on the billboards and the Jumbotron!

If you are are a shelter or rescue organization near a larger city, we encourage you to pitch this idea to your local teams. It's a great idea for exposure for the pups and your organization!