Monday, March 15, 2010

Deal for adoption

Hey all local folks, there’s a pretty good deal out there for those of you looking for a new furry companion.
Oakland County Pet Adoption will have a variety of their animals available for adoption from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Cranbrook Professional Building, 60 W. Big Beaver Road in Bloomfield Hills.
Dr. Glenn S. Spencer, a dentist, came up with the idea to offer dental services to anyone who adopts a pet during the adoption event on Saturday. And, the services aren’t just being offered for Mom or for Dad, but for up to four immediate family members of the person adopting the dog.
Spencer is offering a cleaning, exam and necessary x-rays — it can amount of $900 in total free services.
There will also be coupons available that day for $10 off a visit to Canine Inn Doggie Day Care and Boarding to be applied toward a shampoo, bath and nail clipping. The grooming services are a $39 value and are available by appointment only.
I visited Oakland County’s Pet Adoption Center today — I’m working on a story about a rabid horse that was discovered in Lapeer County and one of the adoption center employees was kind enough to talk on video with me about rabies and the importance of vaccinating all your pets against the fatal virus.
I knew it would be difficult; going into shelters always is. I don’t get teary-eyed and heartbroken, like most people probably do. Nope, I just excited and want to take all the animals home.
I toyed with the idea of perusing those animals up for adoption, but decided that would not be good. Inevitably, I’d end up with the picture of at least one dog stuck in my head for weeks and sometimes, forever.
But I can’t bring another dog home right now.
If you can, please go to this event this weekend or to the pet adoption center whenever you can. And for you cat lovers, there’s even more cats in need than there are dogs.
Side note: I saw the most beautiful black lab in the hallway. He was getting his picture taken. He was very hyper and jumpy, but even in passing, I could tell he had great potential for learning. Picture perfect as far as breed standard goes; just a ton energy.
So, if you’re in the market for a high energy black lab, you might want to snap this guy up before someone else does!
Adoption fees are $136.50 for an adult dog, $114 for puppies and $57.50 for any cat or kitten, which are buy one, get one free.
Call the center for more information — (248) 391-4100.

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