Dog Adoptions Become Tremendous Success at County Fair
INDIO – The Riverside County Department of Animal Services’ first-ever dog adoptions at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival have been a stunning success, with an astounding 130 adoptions completed through Friday.
“We are pleasantly surprised that pet adoptions would be so popular at the county fair,” said Riverside County Animal Services Director Robert Miller. “Bringing pets to the pleasant environment of the fair, where so many families are enjoying a fun time, just goes hand in hand. Our employees are thrilled by the tremendous number of pets finding forever homes.”
For a special $20 adoption rate and a $16 dog license, families can take home one of 30 to 40 adoptable dogs available each day at the county fairgrounds.
Among the happy pet owners are Supervisor John J. Benoit and his wife Sheryl. On Monday, they welcomed to their home Anabelle, a one-year-old beagle mix.
“We were pleased to visit the adoption display and meet Anabelle, one of 130 dogs adopted in the first week of the fair,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “The fairgrounds have turned out to be an excellent setting for pet adoptions and this is likely the start of a great tradition.”
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival runs through Sunday.