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Animal shelter hosting Valentine's shelter dog slumber party

Posted Feb. 10, 2020

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Aurora enjoyed a fun weekend last Valentine's Day with foster dad Nick.

No date this Valentine’s Day? Want to cuddle up on the couch and watch movies with a cute, snuggly four-legged companion? We’ve got you covered.

Pick up your date for the night between 3-6 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Light snacks and refreshments will be served, and there will be a spot to get acquainted with pets and plenty of staff to answer questions. Fosters will receive a leash, bag of food and “report card” to help shelter staff gain more information about the weekend foster dog experience.

Studies have shown even one night away from the shelter decreases stress in dogs and increases their adoptability. This also lets staff gain valuable information, helping match dogs with adoptive families.

If there’s a love connection and fosters choose to keep a doggy date for longer than a night, that’s great. Keep them for a weekend, a week or longer.

All animals available for foster are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, up-to-date on vaccines and on flea/tick preventive. Leave your current pet at home, as the shelter can be a stressful place. Staff members have plenty of tips to help introduce foster guests into the home.

It’s not necessary to be a current foster or volunteer to participate. Waivers can be signed at time of pickup.

Pets should be picked up from the main shelter location: Chuck Silcox Adoption Center, 4900 Martin St.

Complete a foster application.

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