It must be a sign! You've been longing for a furry "best friend" (or maybe a second or third) but were waiting for just the right time? How about National Dog Day, August 26?
Animal advocate Colleen Paige started National Dog Day on August 26, 2004. The August 26 date was significant to Colleen because that was the day her family adopted their pet sheltie.
Colleen wanted a day that everyone could celebrate "man's best friend" and especially to draw attention to the number of dogs waiting in shelters for loving homes.
Please take a look at some of Floyd County's wonderful, doggos waiting for adoption. Then fill out your application and you're on your way to adding a new member of your family!
Earl found his forever home in July!
His new family says:
Earl has been a great addition to our pack! He is getting along well with his new dog siblings Charlie and Heidi. Earl enjoys playing fetch in the back yard and brings the ball back for another throw until he gets tired. He has gotten to go for walks in the park and a hike up Buffalo Mountain!
He is a rambunctious pup during the day but a snuggler at night. He has been a great playmate for our dog Charlie and is respectful of our older pup Heidi, who occasionally likes to join in on the fun.
I am so grateful to Earl’s foster mom [note: an FCHS volunteer*] for all the work she did with him. He is doing very well on a leash thanks to her!
I think the FCHS does a wonderful job with the application and meeting process to ensure dogs are going to a good home and that the dog is a good match for the family and current pets. Keep up the amazing work you are doing in our community FCHS!
Good boy, Earl!
*Please read our blog post about ways YOU can volunteer! You don't have to foster a pet-- just become a member for as little as $5 per year or volunteer when you can--once a month or once a year. It's up to you!
What a deal!
When you attend Pints for Paws, for just $10 you'll get a pint glass, a coozie and a 10% discount on each pour, all to benefit the Floyd County Humane Society (FCHS).
We encourage you to preorder your pint glass and coozie, then on Saturday September 3 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm enjoy our event and craft brews on tap at the Buffalo Mountain Brewery, 332 Webbs Mill Rd in Floyd.
You must be 21 to enjoy the beer but all ages are welcome to attend the event, so bring your human biped or furry four-legged friends.
BONUS YARD SALE! On your way to the event, stop at the FCHS Yard Sale from 7:00 am to 1:00 at Bell's Towing, 222 East Main St Floyd (near Hardee's).