While people stopped by the shelter all night to admire the puppies that occupy the cages in the front entrance of the shelter, Friday night was meant as a night for the older dogs to shine.All the dogs in the speed dating circle were chosen because of their older age, which usually makes it harder for them to find homes, according to Alisa Brill, executive director at Wright-Way Rescue."Our eligible bachelors and bachelorettes are mostly adult dogs that have come from foster homes, and they're ready to go home," Brill said.
"We thought this was a cute idea for Valentine's Day, to try to get these dogs into new homes by the end of the night."Because some families were eyeing the same dogs after the rating cards were submitted, it was a nail-biter as guests waited for the shelter staff to pick the winners by drawing a number.
Arlington Heights residents Megan Boedecker and Brennan Casey came to Dog Speed Dating to find their first dog together as a couple.
Discounted adoption fees for the entire day on Thursday, will be: 1) A free companion cat with on paid cat adoption 2) Or, 50% adult cat adoption fees 3) Or, $50 off adoption fees for an adult dog This event continues the NHSPCA’s participation in the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge, a nationwide competition for animal shelters.
The New Hampshire SPCA in Stratham, NH is the only New Hampshire shelter participating.
The grassroots efforts of our “Community Matchmakers” will truly help put us on the road to winning.
The ‘Community Matchmakers’ will select an animal for whom they wish to advocate.Hot Date is, perhaps, the greatest dog romance simulator I’ve experienced since that time I was drunk and let my dog eat my leftover spaghetti but then I changed my mind and I ate it. The game sees its players speed date with dogs who will converse with you about the minutea of everyday existence; From modern Simpsons episodes to Pokemon. It was love at first sight when they were introduced to a 3-year-old spaniel named Leilani, but they found themselves on edge at the end of the meet-and-greet when they discovered another family had also chosen her."This feels like I'm a bachelorette waiting for a rose on 'The Bachelor,'" Boedecker said while the couple waited to hear whether Leilani would be going home with them."Adopting is harder than you think because it gets frustrating when you find one you want and someone else adopts him.It should be a great way to extend our reach and we are looking forward to the creativity that folks are going to bring to their efforts.