Big Dogs ‘Will Live Big’ In Heartfelt Adoption Campaign – NBC Los Angeles

What there is to know

  • Many shelters and rescue groups will waive adoption fees or offer a discount for dogs 40 pounds or more
  • January 15-31, 2022
  • Best Friends Lifesaving Center, Pasadena Humane, and Burbank Animal Shelter all participate

Moving to one end of the couch, freeing up space on your bed, making room in your heart, all of this to give a bigger Lassie or Laddie a happy new home?

These are pretty easy tasks, all in all, when you think about the love that will soon grow between you and your boyfriend.

And the notion becomes even easier when you think about the fact that many Fidos weighing 40 pounds or more sometimes stay in shelters longer than small dogs, often going unadopted for months or even years.

But a number of shelters, rescue groups, and animal-friendly organizations around the Golden State are asking the pooches to “Live Large” during the second half of January 2022, pledging to a dog that may require their own dedicated cushion on the couch.

And most importantly, their own dedicated space in a person’s life, mind and heart.

Best Friends Animal Society of Los Angeles is one of the must-see spots in the countryside January 15-31, which means you can fall in love with a big puppy at its Best Friends Rescue Center in Mission Hills and be on your own. adoption are canceled.

Many participants will forgo the cost of adopting a dog weighing 40 pounds or more altogether, while other groups will offer discounts for the two weeks that unfold.

Some of these regional groups include Best Friends, Pasadena Humane, Burbank Animal Shelter, and City of Long Beach Animal Care Services. Wherever you choose to go, you’ll want to check with a particular animal organization what fees might be (or if they’re free) during the event, and if they are having online dates instead of hangouts. in person. .

“The goal is to get 500 or more large dogs into homes within two weeks,” said Kaylee Hawkins, Pacific region director at Best Friends Animal Society.

“As it has been difficult to live big as usual during this pandemic, our message is that a big dog can bring a lot of love and fun into your life. Even if you live in a small space, there is has a big dog waiting in a shelter that may be perfect for you. “

Big kisses, big hugs, big hugs in front of the TV: find your fabulous 40-pound Fido, or an even more colossal dog, by checking in with one of the listed participants, or other regional shelters that may join. you, over the last two weeks of January.

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