A tail waggin’ good time

Published 8:33 pm Sunday, June 11, 2017

On Saturday, three dogs found their forever home during Coldwell Banker’s Bow Wow Pet Adoption Event.

The event featured goodies for the pets from local businesses, free spay and neutering and a crew of dogs and volunteers who were both excited to greet visitors.

“Coldwell Banker International is a big promoter of pet adoption, so it is just at heart,” Realtor Regina Andrews said. “We as Coldwell Banker agents just have that same vision of pet adoption, and… homeless animals outnumber homeless people five to one, so this is something that we can do – hopefully on an annual basis – to lower that number.”

This was the first time that Coldwell Banker has sponsored the event. According to LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society volunteers, events like this are critical for the dogs.

“It is good exposure for the animals to get out and be with people, and it is also good for the community to see what the humane society does, and that they’re great animals, and that we try to rescue them and find good homes for them,” Volunteer Lisa Boatwright said.

Volunteers also noted that events like this are the best way to get to know a dog before adopting.

“We have so many dogs who need a home, and this is the best way for us to get them out and let people see them,” said Mandy Bono who works at the humane society. “Up at the shelter you don’t really get to see their personalities as much as when you get them out and let them walk around. That’s what we need, for people to see them out and their true personality when they are out walking around, not when they are stuck in the four walls.”

The humane society holds regular adoption events like this one, and this event took their total number of dogs at the shelter down to 10 dogs still hoping to find a home.

“We are out at least twice a month, and we also have events like this that are special events,” LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society President Heather Nix said. “On July 8, we’ve got one at the Elk’s Club, and then we also do events with Tractor Supply and Pet Sense. We try to get out as frequently as possible, but it is all volunteers, so it is whoever we can get to come out.”

To learn more about the LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society, to donate or to see the dogs currently at the shelter visit http://lagrangehumane.org