On Saturday, September 15th, Cocheco Valley Humane Society hosted their first Open House from 11am-2pm where guests could enjoy face painting, baked goods, dog walking demonstrations, a tour of the shelter, and, of course, meet and greets with the animals!
Saturday's Open House marked the end of a clever 5 day Adopt-A-Thon that started out with Tag Sale Tuesday followed by Wish List Wednesday (donate an item to the wish list and get 30% off the adoption fee), Thirty Dollar Thursday (adoption fees for cats, rabbits, and ferrets for only $30), and Fido Friday (all dogs were half price). The final goal of the Adopt-A-Thon was to adopt out 100 shelter animals and I'm sure many hearts melted when they saw
Bella, a relaxed and happy 7 1/2 year old lab mix, smiling at them from behind her grassy cage
Rocky, a very sweet 7 year old lab mix who spends as much time outdoors or in a staff member's office as often as possible because the caged areas make him anxious.
And for those guests who weren't sure about adopting a dog, these bunnies could make a house a home, or perhaps
a pair of canaries might do.
If not, this inquisitive ferret might be a perfect companion or maybe
or a parrot mix named Maxxine would suit a guest's fancy.
But if guests changed their mind about adopting a dog then maybe they could be talked into adopting two chihuahuas whose size equals the size of one pup!
Or if visitors had their heart set on adopting a cat there certainly were plenty to choose from in multiple rooms throughout the overcrowded shelter.
Throughout the day, the adult cats received a lot of attention but the most popular room of all was the kitten nursery where even visitors purred with delight!
While volunteering at Cocheco Valley Humane Society's Open House many animals found their forever homes but there are still plenty more furry and feathered pets waiting for you to adopt them!
Thank you to all who asked if the shelter met their goal of finding homes for 100 animals by September 15th! I wish they reached their goal but I'm happy to announce that 30 pets found their forever homes instead! Congratulations!