Here’s your chance to cuddle up with a new pet this winter. Lawrence Humane Society’s shelter is full, so it’s offering dog and puppy adoptions at heavily discounted rates during its Cozy Paws Adoption Special.
Through closing time Sunday, Dec. 3, adoption fees for all adult dogs (6 months and older) are $25 — a savings of $125 off the regular price. And adoption fees for puppies are $75 — far below the full-priced adoption fee of $300. All animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped.
A variety of canines need a furever home. Dog adoptions have slowed down nationally and locally, Elina Alterman, a spokesperson for the humane society, said via email.
“We have everything from small dogs like Chihuahuas and Pekingese mixes to extremely large dogs like Great Danes,” Alterman said. “And we have everything from 2 month old roly poly puppies to mature, older dogs. Truly something for everyone!”
Here’s a look at a few.
If you’ve got room in your home and heart for a new puppy or dog, adoption hours are noon to 6 p.m. every day except Wednesday, when adoption hours run noon to 5 p.m. at the shelter, 1805 E. 19th St.
“Right now we don’t have a single open kennel on the adoption floor and only three open kennels in the holding area in the back of the shelter. So if three stray dogs come in this afternoon (which is quite typical!), we will literally be out of space,” Alterman said.
For more information, visit the humane society’s website, lawrencehumane.org.
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