October is national Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, and to make it easier for the community to adopt a canine friend, the Porter County Animal Shelter has announced its Canine Craze Reduced Fee Adoption Program, beginning Tuesday October 14, 2014, and continuing through Sunday, November 8, 2014. Adoption fees for all dogs at the shelter will be discounted by 50% to $50. Every adoptable dog at the Shelter qualifies for the promotion.
“We wanted to bring attention to the national Adopt A Dog Shelter Month and help find forever homes for as many of the adoptable dogs at the Shelter as we possibly can,” said Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney. “With such a wide variety of ages, breeds and colors it is hard to imagine that our canine lovers won’t be able to find that very special dog that they are looking for.”
Each adopting family receives a spay/neuter certificate, if applicable, that is honored by most local veterinarians. All potential adopters must complete an adoption application and are subject to approval by Shelter staff. Most (but not all) adoptable dogs, cats and kittens can be seen at www.petfinder.com or on the Shelter’s Facebook page.
The Porter County Animal Shelter is located at 2056 Heavilin Road in Valparaiso. Shelter hours are Noon until 6 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; Noon until 7 pm on Thursday; and Noon until 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Shelter is closed to the public on Mondays.