Dozens of Dogs Looking for Homes for the Holidays: The Winnipeg Humane Society

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The Winnipeg Humane Society has 36 dogs and puppies hoping to find their homes before the holidays.

Boo is one of many dogs up for adoption at The WHS

Boo is one of many dogs up for adoption at The WHS

This will be our fourth dog promotion this year. These events are always very successful in helping our dogs – many of which have been here for months – find their forever homes.

The Winnipeg Humane Society has 36 dogs and puppies hoping to find their homes before the holidays. This number will rise this week, as more pups become ready to be put up for adoption. The WHS is having a promotion on Thursday, Dec. 11 to help dogs and puppies find homes: all adult dogs (six months and older) will be $50 to adopt. Puppies under six months will be $99.

“We’ve seen an increased number of dogs coming in this year. As well as a greater jump in dog adoptions,” said Judy Dean, WHS Adoptions Manager. “This will be our fourth dog promotion this year. These events are always very successful in helping our dogs – many of which have been here for months – find their forever homes.”

The WHS took in 1,589 dogs in 2013. So far in 2014, 1,646 dogs and puppies have arrived at The WHS, 1,049 of which have been adopted. Once an animal reaches The WHS’s adoptions area, they stay there until they are adopted. Long-term animals often get a break from the shelter by spending time in a foster home.

“Given the time of year, it’s tempting to adopt dogs as holiday gifts. We don’t recommend this,” said Dean. “All members of the family should be present at time of adoption to ensure it’s a good fit.”

While adoption fees will be reduced, the same adoption process will be in effect. Potential adopters need to bring ID with current address and can expect the process to take over 40 minutes. All family members, including resident dogs, should be present during the adoption process. There will be no holds allowed the day before or the day of the promotion.

All dogs and puppies adopted from The WHS are spayed/neutered, have a tattoo ID, first vaccination, City of Winnipeg Dog License, 30 day Petplan health insurance, and a two-week health check.

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The Winnipeg Humane Society is Manitoba’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency. The WHS is more than just pet adoption – the shelter offers education programs for children and adults to encourage responsible pet ownership, and a fully-functional veterinary clinic that performs subsidized spay and neuter surgeries for Winnipeggers on fixed or low-income. For more information, visit winnipeghumanesociety.ca.

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