KENNEWICK, Wash. (KAPP-KVEW) This Saturday, PetSmart in Kennewick has its first adoption event since February 2020. Organizers expect around 100 dogs and cats from seven local adoption partners and rescues to be available for adoption.
For the safety of the public and animals, the event will take place indoors. In addition to adorable cats and dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds, they will also have food vendors including Gourmet Doggystyle and Kona ice cream. The event will also host resources and experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have to prepare you to bring your furry family home.
“The problem adoption agencies have now is that they are inundated with pets that were adopted during the COVID-19 quarantine. People weren’t thinking very well about the process and now they’re giving up and giving up on pets, ”said Tammy Falkner, store manager for PetSmart.
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Fees and adoption protocols vary by agency, and all pets are fully vaccinated, spayed, and neutered. “Adoption is a process, and they ask all the right questions to make sure you get a pet that fits your lifestyle for a lifelong relationship with that pet,” Falkner said.
Each person who adopts receives a free 30-minute private lesson from PetSmart, free food, an adoption book, and discounts at the grooming salon, Falkner said.
If you want to see if your current pets are getting along with a new furry friend, there is an outside meet and greet area in the shade that PetSmart offers.
- July 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Address: 807 West Canal Drive in Kennewick
- Telephone: 509-735-3101
Meet animals for adoption:
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Rescue and resources attending the adoption event:
An animal control agency that serves the city limits of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland in Washington State. The shelter offers adoption services, lost and found animals, TNR, animal control services, hospitality, events and breed specific legislation.
The organization is focused on providing a safe haven for dogs in desperate circumstances within the community and surrounding areas. They relocate these dogs into families that are well suited to the dog and act as dog advocates every step of the way in the rescue and adoption process.
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping find safe, loving homes forever for abandoned or returned dogs and puppies.
The human approach that improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats and stops the reproductive cycle. TNR improves the coexistence between outdoor cats and humans in our common environment.
POPP’s rescue animals need a second chance. They have been returned, abandoned or are simply the result of overpopulation of pets
The ACPR provides shelter and care for all impounded dogs in the town of Othello and the Adams County area. They also help the sheriff’s office, train rescued dogs, run low-cost spay and neuter events, and post lost animals on Facebook.
Tumbleweed Cat Rescue is run by a small group of dedicated and hardworking volunteers who aim to provide foster care, transportation and adoption services to Tri-Cities felines in need.
Their mission is to save endangered dogs, advocate for the breed, and educate the public on the true nature of a properly raised pit bull in a loving home.
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