Local dog rescue charity MADRA will hold a Puppy Adoption Day at its charity shop in An Fiontarlann, Westside this Sunday, June 8 from 12 noon to 4pm.
The charity has experienced a massive influx of stray and unwanted pups with 27 younger dogs currently in its care. The pups range in ages from eight weeks to 20 weeks and the dog rescue group is asking for people who have thought long and hard about adopting a dog to go along on the day.
Tara Nic Dhiarmada, MADRA trainer and co-founder, has asked people to consider their lifestyle and the needs of a pup before adding a four-legged friend to their family.
"We all know how cute puppies are but it is extremely important that people understand how much work is involved and how important it is to consider the size and temperament of the adult dog and whether they have the time to train and give the dog the amount of activity needed to ensure a happy and healthy dog," she said.
All potential adopters will be asked to complete an adoption questionnaire and all adoptions are subject to the successful completion of a home check - the majority of home checks will be conducted the week after the event. Advice will be available from the MADRA team on the type of dog that will best suit a potential adopter’s lifestyle.
All dogs will be microchipped, wormed, and vaccinated and an adoption donation of €150 is required. Potential adopters must also commit to neutering their pup when it has reached a suitable age.
For more information about the adoption process and some of the dogs that are currently looking for their forever homes go to www.madra.ie