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  • Canine Carnival coming to PACC June 9 – 10

    Jun 07, 2018 | Read More News
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    Canine CarnivalSee the talented pups from Pima Animal Care Center perform feats of strength, daring acts and amazing tricks at the Canine Carnival adoption event happening from 9 a.m. to noon, June 9 – 10, at PACC’s shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road. Dog adoptions only $10 and on all tent dogs will receive a free bed and toy. 

    This event marks the shelter’s final tent-themed adoption event. By end of June, all dog housing areas currently located inside the tent will move into Phase 2 of PACC’s new animal care facility. Since its installation in 2014, the tent has saved an estimated 25,000 homeless dogs in Pima County. 

    To celebrate the upcoming removal of the tent and highlight the wonderful dogs found within, PACC volunteers took the lead on organizing the Canine Carnival adoption event set for Saturday and Sunday, June 9 – 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at PACC's shelter. As part of the carnival festivities, each day, PACC staff and volunteers will select tent dogs to perform tricks, complete agility courses and participate in playgroups.

    “Our goal is to get dogs out of their kennels doing fun activities so community members can see the potential these dogs have to become their next pet,” said PACC Director of Animal Services Kristen Auerbach.  

    Families who adopt a tent dog will receive a free bed and toy for their new pet, made possible by donations from PACC volunteers. And, as always, all pets will go home spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and with a free vet visit, too. A standard $18 licensing fee will apply to adult dogs.

    Additionally, the Canine Carnival festivities will include popcorn, face painting for kids and giveaways for adopters. The shelter will also have You Sly Dog and Hawaiian Shave Ice food trucks onsite. 

    “Even if you’re not in the market for a new pet, stop by and see the amazing things our shelter pets can do,” Auerbach said. “Who knows, maybe one will steal your heart.”  

    Although the Canine Carnvial is a two-day event, PACC will offer $10 dog adoptions through the end of June in hopes of rehoming a majority of tent dogs before the big move. 

    For more details on PACC’s Canine Carnival and information on other upcoming events and adoptable pets, check PACC’s Facebook page or visit its website at www.pima.gov/animalcare.