Dog, puppy adoption event scheduled in Algonquin

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ALGONQUIN – More than 200 dogs and puppies will be available for adoption from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the parking lots at the Petco stores in Elmhurst and Algonquin.

TAILS Humane Society in DeKalb and Animal Care League in Oak Park have teamed up with Petco and Petco Foundation to assist overcrowded Oklahoma and Arkansas animal shelters by transporting more than 200 adult dogs and puppies to the Chicago area, where adoptive homes are more plentiful.

The dogs and puppies have been cared for in volunteer foster homes from the time of arrival in Illinois through their adoption.

Each dog will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, dewormed, flea/tick treated, heartworm tested (if older than 6 months) and each adoption will include one month of free pet health insurance.

Because many of the costs of care have been underwritten by Petco Foundation, a special reduced adoption rate will be in effect.

Special adoption fees will be $75 for adults and $200 for puppies (plus a $75 obedience training deposit that will be returned upon completion of an obedience training class).

Available dogs and puppies can be viewed on the TAILS website at www.tailshumanesociety.org.

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