Half-Off Senior Dogs at Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter
For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Waiting for a home in an animal shelter can seem like a long time in dog years. Especially when you're a senior-aged dog.
The Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter has an unusually high number of middle-aged and senior dogs looking for great homes. Through May 26, older dogs (ages 6 and up) will have their adoption fees reduced by 50% to just $75.
"Senior dogs can take longer than others to find a great home – so we're having a special adoption rate to help them out," says Deborah Wood, manager of Animal Services for Washington County.
"These dogs are all spayed or neutered, current on their vaccines, microchipped, and come with a one-year license," says Wood. "There is nothing more rewarding, more joyful, than adopting a senior pet. These animals know you have saved them, and they have a loyalty and depth that no younger dog can match."
The shelter has a wide range of sizes, personalities and energy levels among its senior dogs. There's one to fit almost any household.
"This is Be Kind to Animals Week – there can be no kinder action that giving an old dog a soft spot to spend his senior years," says Wood.
You can see photos of adoptable pets by going to the shelter web site at www.washingtoncountypets.com.
Location: Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter, 1901 SE 24th Avenue in Hillsboro (on Tualatin Valley Highway right by Lowe's and Home Depot) Adoption Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM; Wednesday noon-5:30 PM, closed Sunday.
Today's Pet of the Day is Skeeter, an incredibly cute 6-year-old Chihuahua. You can learn more about Skeeter at http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22924728.
Through May 26, senior dogs like Skeeter have an adoption fee of only $75.
Contact:Deborah Wood, Manager, Animal Services