UPDATE: 19 Dogs Adopted at “Clear the Shelter” Event at Adopt A Dog!

Donna Nives and Mudslide

Adopt-A-Dog co-founder Donna Nives with Mudslide, “Muddy” for short. This sweet boy found his forever home on Saturday. A long way from the mudslide in Yonkers where he was found stranded last winter. Credit: Leslie Yager

Mudslide

“Mudslide,” the day Yonkers Police found him abandoned and tethered to a swingset. Photo from Adopt-A-Dog’s Facebook page.

Mudslide

“Mudslide,” the day Yonkers Police found him abandoned and tethered to a swingset. Photo from Adopt-A-Dog’s Facebook page.

UPDATE, Aug. 18
So far, 14 dogs have been adopted since the Adopt-A-Dog “clear the shelters” event, and are in their homes. Another seven are spoken for, pending home visits.

That makes a whopping total of 21 dogs who found homes on Saturday!

Among the lucky dogs is Mudslide, “Muddy” for short, pictured above with Adopt-A-Dog co-founder Donna Nives. Muddy came a long way from Yonkers where someone left him tethered to a pole last March after a mudslide forced many residents out of their homes.

Congrats to all the volunteers and staff at Adopt A Dog.

Remember to mark your calendars for Sept. 20 for the annual Puttin’ on the Dog eventin Roger Sherman Baldwin Park! Also, watch for an upcoming fundraiser for Adopt-A-Dog at Little Pub in Cos Cob!

Kerrin and mudslide

Longtime Adopt-A-Dog volunteer, Kerrin Coyle with Mudslide during an adoption event hosted by Coxe & Graziano on Hamilton Ave on July 11, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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Original Story, Saturday, Aug. 15: On Saturday, shelters across the country took part in a push to place pets in permanent homes. Shelters agreed to cut the cost or waive fees altogether for  adoptions during  the one-day “Clear the Shelters” event.

The massive event was organized in partnership with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo Station Group.

Up at Adopt-A-Dog, director Kristen Rice said one of the prerequisites of participating was to have someone on had who spoke Spanish. As a result, Rice said Telemundo did a preview that Telemundo last week of Kiwi and Precious, two Chihuahuas who have resided at Adopt a Dog for 8 months. The happy news, according to Rice, was that Kiwi and Precious were placed together in a home as a result of the Telemundo preview!

The event ran from 10am til 4pm, but by 2:00pm Rice proclaimed, “We’re running out of dogs!” In fact, three of the dozen dogs spoken for included pit bulls Comet, Mudslide and Elvis.

Another lucky dog was Lea, an 8-year-old Cocker Spaniel who has an enlarged heart.

“What a day!” Adopt-A-Dog co-founder Donna Nives, who got a grateful slobbery kiss from Mudslide as a potential adoptive family discussed their decision.

See also:

PHOTOS: The Dogs Won the Day at Coxe & Graziano

Longtime Kennel Manager Appointed Executive Director at Adopt-A-Dog!

Clear the Shelters

Volunteers at Clear the Shelters event at Adopt A Dog on Aug. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Clear the Shelters

Overjoyed at the successful placements during the “Clear the Shelters” event at Adopt A Dog on Aug. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

 

Cece and gracie

These sisters, Cece and Gracie, 8 months old, were transferred from another Connecticut shelter. Sweet and gentle, by the end of the day they had a tentative home. Credit: Leslie Yager

 

Jimmy

Sweet Jimmy just wants to relax in a comfy bed. He won over hearts at the Clear the Shelters event at Adopt A Dog on Aug. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Luca

Luca, an owner surrender who arrived at Adopt A Dog on Aug. 1 found a tentative home on Clear the Shelters day on Aug.. 15, 2015 at Adopt A Dog in Armonk. Credit: Leslie Yager

Mudslide

Life was looking up for Mudslide, “Muddy,” a shelter favorite who is a long way from the mudslide in Yonkers where he was found stranded last winter. Credit: Leslie Yager

Tyke

Tyke with his mom came back for a reunion at Adopt A Dog. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Has anyone ever seen a smile as big as Tyke’s? Credit: Leslie Yager

Luca

Luca meeting potential adopters at Clear the Shelters on Aug. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Luca

Luca meeting potential adopters at the Clear the Shelters event at Adopt A Dog on Aug. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Luca

Luca meeting potential adopters at the Clear the Shelters event at Adopt A Dog on Aug. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

 Luca meeting potential adopters at the Clear the Shelters event at Adopt A Dog on Aug. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Luca meeting potential adopters at the Clear the Shelters event at Adopt A Dog on Aug. 15, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Cece and Gracie

Sisters, Cece and Gracie, 8 months old, were transferred from another Connecticut shelter. Sweet and gentle, by the end of the day they had a tentative home. Credit: Leslie Yager

Cece and Gracie

Sisters, Cece and Gracie, 8 months old, were transferred from another Connecticut shelter. Sweet and gentle, by the end of the day they had a tentative home. Credit: Leslie Yager

Cece

Cece was transferred to Adopt A Dog from another Connecticut shelter. Credit: Leslie Yager

See also:

Adopting a Dog a Day at Adopt-A-Dog: 8 Dogs in 8 Days!

 


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