My friend Holly is coming with the dogs again! UNLIKE SHELTERS HERE IN D.C., YOU GET TO TAKE YOUR PET HOME THE SAME DAY! NO HOMEVISITS! NO TWO WEEK WAITING PERIODS!
Homeward Bound, a no-kill rescue group located in Georgia is holding a dog adoption on Sunday November 11th at PetSmart – Potomac Yard. 3351 Jefferson Davis Highway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
They are bringing about 30 dogs ranging in age from 9 weeks to 6 years old. All of the dogs are spayed / neutered, current to age on vaccines, dewormed, heartworm negative and started on monthly flea and heartworm preventative.
The adoption fee is $200 per dog, cash only.
All animals can be viewed at homeward.petfinder.com (click available pets, then check them out!)
Even if you cannot adopt an animal, we still need your help!!! Volunteers are needed to help set up the cages and put water bowls in for the dogs, and volunteers are needed throughout the day to help walk dogs and talk to prospective new parents.
If you have any questions or want any further information, please leave a comment here or email homeward @ ellijay.com and ask Holly any questions you have.
Finally, this rescue group runs solely on donations. If you can make a donation, please email homeward @ ellijay.com for information on how to do so, or come out on Sunday to see the dogs and dedication of these ladies who are driving up from Georgia to bring dogs to our area.
You give a dog a BONE, velvet!
Oh puppies. I want…
I want them all!
Damn it, Velvet. You know that I’m in a place where I could adopt a kitten. Damn it! Perhaps I could come and help.
What time does it start? I have a running group in the morning, but would totally be up for helping out if it was later (though it’ll be tough not wanting to take them all home with me…)
BB – It goes from 10-6, and you can come whenever. Volunteers, even for 20 minutes, are really helpful because they can play with the dogs and help walk a couple so they get their exercise. Anytime you want to come would be great!
I wish I could have a puppy. I wish I had the work and/or travel schedule that I could take care of a puppy.
Now I’m sad. Poor babies, I hope they get good homes.
I love organizations like these. We need more of them. I’ll see what I can do.
Dammit all. I just re-read this and discovered that I’m going to either be in a car or at FedEx Field for the entire duration of the event (for some reason I thought it was happening on Saturday).
I-66 is sadface.
I am a lurker, and obviously, this is my first comment. I was just compelled to write, because the no home visit, no waiting period thing seems great on the surface, but could be detrimental to the animals. For most of these sweet babies it will be their salvation. But for the rottweilers and pit bull mixes, it could be their ticket to the dog fighting world. I commend you and your friend’s organization for the work you do with animals. I think it is a great thing. I just want to urge you to be on the lookout for shady characters who may be “adopting” these dogs in order to fight them.
Most people won’t pay $200 to have a bait animal, and that’s all Homeward Bound would be good for to someone setting these dogs up for fights. Any pits or Rotts won’t be fullbreeds. Trust me, they know what they are doing. Holly’s a bitch. A real bitch. (She’s on the road driving now so I can say this without fear of reprecussion…)
I66 – She’s coming back. They will do another run in a month or two. It’s so hard to adopt dogs out in Georgia, they can find better homes up here. In Georgia they’ll shoot an animal, but “fixing it is a sinnnnn.”
Velvet – The Patron Saint of Pups. I like that. You are so going to Doggie Heaven, Kiddo.