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  • Big Dogs Need Love Too adoption special at PACC

    Jan 21, 2016 | Read More News
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    Hydro is at PACCAfter a busy holiday adoption season, the first 20 days of 2016 have brought a dip in adoptions from Pima Animal Care Center and a surge of 1,092 new dogs and cats surrendered to the shelter.

    To help make room for them all, today PACC started its Big Dogs Need Love Too adoption special. So, if your family needs a “big” dog, now’s the time. Through the end of January, PACC will waive the adoption fees on all dogs weighing at least 25 pounds. A standard $16 annual license may still apply. 

    As of Thursday morning, PACC had 385 dogs and 182 cats at its shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. A majority of its adoptable dogs are larger breeds. PACC’s facility was built in 1968 to house only around 400 pets, and it was not constructed to hold pets for the long times that PACC cares for them today. 

    “Some of our pets wait weeks or months before they find homes,” said Karen Hollish, PACC’s director of development and marketing. “While we love our pint-sized pooches, our big dogs really need our community’s help right now.”

    PACC never turns away a pet in need, and the organization has been taking in, on average, more than 50 pets a day this year so far. A little over half of these pets came to PACC as strays, while the rest were surrendered by their owners. 

    Adoption fees for all of PACC’s cats, kittens and small dogs are $20.16 through the end of January. In addition, PACC has cats and kittens available for adoption 7 days a week at four PetSmart locations. For more information, visit