Brampton and Mississauga encourage residents to adopt on International Dog Day
Published on August 26, 2022 at 1:34 p.m.
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It’s International Dog Day and Mississauga and Brampton are asking residents to consider adopting animal services.
“We are absolutely sure that celebrating #InternationalDogDay will make you smile,” the city of Mississauga said in a tweet.
They suggest that people consider adopting or fostering animal services. It comes as shelters have seen a rush of people returning their pets as lockdowns ease.
On August 26, the City of Mississauga Animal Services had a dog available for adoption on their website. The dog, Lacey is a five-year-old neutered boxer.
“She loves toys and would love to meet you,” read Lacey’s description.
Animal services also had many cats, especially black cats, for adoption.
Having a tough day? 🐶
We are absolutely sure that celebrating #InternationalDogDay will make you smile.
Consider taking your dog to our off-leash areas: https://t.co/nKXb2G3ONg
You don’t have a pet? Consider fostering or adopting animal services: https://t.co/heJLLtmmMj pic.twitter.com/JEFiMj0YRN
— City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) August 26, 2022
The City of Brampton has also encouraged people to consider adopting a dog and they have four dogs looking for new homes.
“…meeting King, Topi, Winston and O’Malley – all are looking for their furry home,” City tweeted.
Winston, 6, and O’Malley, 4, are a tight-knit pair. O’Malley is a Shepherd’s Cross and Winston is a Doodle.
King is a seven-year-old Doberman Pinscher.
“He’s adorable and adores his endless human friends,” King’s description read.
For #InternationalDogDay, let’s meet King, Topi, Winston and O’Malley – all are looking for their forever fur 🐶! To learn more about adopting a pet #Bramptonvisit https://t.co/tMWhh4D2Hq pic.twitter.com/yqGIiS13kK
— City of Brampton (@CityBrampton) August 26, 2022
Brampton Animal Services has many rabbits for adoption, as well as cats and birds.
There are also several animal rescues in the area, including the Mississauga Humane Society, Fetch + Releash Dog Rescue, and Paws and Tails Adoptions.
International Dog Day is celebrated on August 26 every year, and Colleen Paige, dog trainer, rescue advocate and author, started the day in 2004 in the United States. Paige chose August 26 because her family adopted their first dog that day.
The day is now celebrated around the world.
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