Rescue Puppies for Adoption this Weekend in Stratford

Two-day rescue puppy adoption event at Stratford Petco, 955 Ferry Blvd. July 28-29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please come to this Saturday and Sunday, July 28th-29th, from 10:00-5:00pm and consider rescuing one of several dozen dogs and puppies pulled from high-kill animal shelters in Georgia.

The adoption fee is $350 and all the dogs are spayed/neutered, have all the age appropriate shots (unless the adopters choose to have any other vaccinations given after adoption), have been dewormed, and have been started on heart worm prevention. The adoption fee includes 6 months of the heartworm prevention for dogs over 6 months of age and younger than 8 years of age*.

*The type of heart worm prevention this age brack were put on lasts for 6 months. The others will have one month's free and a coupon for a discount off a six-month supply if they choose to use that particular brand

The rescue saves animals from high kill shelters and also takes in many abandoned dogs running lose or puppies that are dumped on their door step. They have taken in many animals that are on death's door in the past few weeks that they are overrun with animals that have no shot of being adopted down there.

If you see a dog/puppy photo you are intereted in just email colbertvet@yahoo.com and they can email them the adoption application ahead of time. Otherwise, paperwork will be available the day(s) of the event.

Approximately 40 dogs and puppies will come up from Georgia to the Stratford Petco this weekend July 28th and 29th for the adoption event.

955 Ferry Blvd., Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 378-9004

Petco's Adoption Mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets being euthanized and to increase the number of adoptable pets being placed into forever homes.

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Osi Rosenberg July 30, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Scott, had I known the issue I could have discussed it with your group, and we all would agree that it would not be a good idea for that type of dog to be outdoors over night. That makes perfect sense to me. However, I was given a plethera of other reasons after the fact. When it came down to filling out the application, I said that the dog would be indoors. It is a small dog, and small dogs don't live out doors. I think with the craziness of the day, the whole situation was handled badly. And when push came to shove, the person in charge didn't even give us a chance to discuss your concern. She would not listen, decisions were made and that was that. I'm sure everyone had the best of intentions.
Scott Norton July 30, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Brian, If I read your statement correctly, you were encouraging people to question CVRS legal standing and to show that you were legal you showed your license. If I an reading that wrong i apologize. If you were concerned about this, I wish you would have just asked for this information yourself but instead you chose to plant seeds of doubt in potential adopters minds. and please do not start with the "we spend our own money" argument. It is not about how much you spend or how much time you spend. it is about the dogs, whether it is a tiny chihuahua or a great dane or something in between it is about the dogs. Not a single person that was working at that even this weekend was being paid a dime. I happen to live 20 minutes away but most of those volunteers spent 20 hrs on the road and then 2 straight days of working then another 20 hrs home. I may not have a ton of money that I can give, but I can give my time which I do so freely and often to CVRS as well as a local rescue group based in Westport.
Osi Rosenberg July 30, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I don't disagree with your statements Scott. Its unfortunate there was a misunderstanding of our intentions. My issue was simply the way it was handled poorly. Have a great week.
Brian July 30, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Instead of talking down to me why not read what I wrote "....double check if any group that brings dogs in from out of state are legal and showed them our license. That is a common problem with the specific type of dogs we work with." I was not impacting them, said nothing about them and so there is no confusion I will write this in caps I WAS DISCUSSING THE TYPE OF DOGS WE FIND HOMES FOR WHICH I MADE CLEAR AT THAT TIME. I was the injured party - not the other way around. Also didn't even get into that my dog almost got bit when inside and because I am trying to stay somewhat neutral on this I will say that my dog does 4 meet & greets per month minimum at various locations and is also certified as a therapy dog so there is no issues with mine causing any issues. Again you want to find fault with what I did which was talking to our potentials not even in the same area and with completely different dogs. My wife and I wok with an adoption group and spend hundreds of hours a year and god knows how much money out of our pocket. Unless you spend more time or money than my wife or I do you have no right saying anything. Again I was not even talking to their customers or referring to them at all. And since you want to show your unwillingness by not reading what I wrote prior about not referring the them and specifically talking about what we do, then I can go and honestly say that they should had minded their own business like I was.
Brian July 30, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I am done with this and only wrote to clear what the truth was. I will not let you spoil the GREAT WORK my wife and I do for needy dogs. My record for placing dogs and doing searches for missing dogs stands on it's own and can not be challenged.


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