Just look at that face! How could I not fall in love at first sight! This is our precious pup, Maxi. Regular readers will know her well. We adopted her through the OSPCA 2 years ago, and she has become an integral member of our family. She is loving and playful, and sometimes a little skittish. She likes to visit the off-leash park to make friends with other pups, and she loves to sneak into the laundry room to eat the cat’s dinner. Like everyone, she has a mix of good and bad traits ??
Maxi had been surrendered to the OSPCA because her owners could no longer care for her. We visited because we were looking to fill a hole in our family. It was a match made in heaven.
Pets have always been important to me, and I adore having my furry babies in my life. If you are in the GTA and ready to make the commitment to a new four-legged friend, I strongly encourage you to check out the Mega Pet Adoption Weekend happening Friday-Sunday this week at the CNE grounds.
In its second year, this event is hosted by the Toronto Humane Society and Toronto Animal Services, proudly sponsored by PetSmart Charities of Canada and PetSmart, and will involve a number of animal welfare agencies from across the GTA. For just $25 you can bring home a new family member who will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Standard pet licensing fees apply to City of Toronto residents.
“Each year more than 15,000 animals enter GTA shelters. During these three days we hope to find 600 of them new forever homes. Anyone who is considering adding a pet to their family should join us and see for themselves the amazing animals available for adoption,” said Barbara Steinhoff, Executive Director, Toronto Humane Society.
|What:||Mega Pet Adoption Weekend|
|Who:||Adoptable pets from local animal
welfare organizations, including Toronto Humane Society and Toronto Animal
Spokespeople from PetSmart
|When:||Friday, June 5 Sunday, June 7,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
|Where:||Queen Elizabeth Building on the
grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition
Adopting a new companion is a rewarding decision, one that will bring a lot of joy and create memories to last a lifetime, said John DeFranco, President, PetSmart Charities of Canada. Through partnerships, such as those with the Toronto Humane Society and Toronto Animal Services, were able to find forever homes for even more pets.
So, are you ready? Your new best friend may just be waiting for you at the CNE grounds this weekend.