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  • *CANCELLED* Blind date adoption event offers chance for true love with a PACC pet

    Feb 02, 2022 | Read More News
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    **Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.**


    Pima Animal Care Center is giving potential adopters the chance to go on a “blind date” with the dog or kitty of their dreams as part of an after-hours “Love is Blind ” adoption event Feb. 12, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the shelter, 4000 North Silverbell Road. 

    Families can attend the event for a $25 nonrefundable donation to PACC’s official nonprofit partner, Friends of Pima Animal Care Center. Funds will be applied toward the adoption fee. A $20 licensing fee may also apply.

    The event will be limited to 16 families to meet medium to large-sized dogs and eight families to connect with cats. The event will be split into two, one-hour sessions. Potential adopters will sign up here for dogs and here for cats

    Adopters also will be asked to complete a survey asking about their home life, pet history, etc. Once they fill out the survey, PACC adoption counselors will review their information and help facilitate matchmaking with their pet blind dates! 

    Event participants will be treated to a VIP (Very Important Paw-son) blind date experience. Seated at candlelit tables, guests will be served snacks and drinks while having the opportunity to view many adoptable dogs and cats in an intimate setting.  Adoptable dogs will be introduced through a playgroup in a large yard in the front of the shelter. Cats will be in the multi-purpose room so adopters can interact with them.  

    By seeing the pets at play, Monica Dangler, Director of Animal Services, is hoping that this event get help some overlooked pets get noticed.

    "The reason we wanted to do this event is to help families meet pets they might not have considered," Dangler said. "Sometimes adopters come in and have a specific idea of a pet they want, but the dog or cat that might be their perfect match won't fit that idea or look. This will help show our pets in a more relaxed setting."

    By seeing the pets at play, Monica Dangler, PACC’s Director of Animal Services, is hoping this event can help some overlooked pets get noticed.

“The reason we wanted to do this event is to help families meet pets they might not have considered,” Dangler said. “Sometimes adopters come in and have a specific idea of a pet they want, but the dog or cat that might be their perfect match won’t fit that idea or look. This will help show our pets in a different, more relaxed setting.”
    Attendees will have a chance for a personal meet-and-greet with pets they are interested in and can adopt at any point during the event!  Adoption counselors will host the meet-and-greets to facilitate perfect matches between the PACC pets and adopters. 

    Goodie bags will be given to all attendees, and anyone who adopts a pet during the event will also be entered into a raffle featuring gift baskets and prizes from various local businesses including Dogs and Donuts, Baja Café, Central Pet, and more.

    People who aren't ready to adopt full-time are encouraged to try out fostering as an alternative. PACC can provide any needed supplies like food, toys, crates, bowls, and more.

    Can't make the event but still looking for the perfect gift for your Valentine? Check out the Friends of Pima Animal Care merchandise store, featuring hoodies, shirts, tote bags, cell phone covers, and more. Each purchase helps a PACC pet. You can even select the Finn's Fund section to help PACC's longest stay pets.

    Pima Animal Care Center is open Monday to Friday, noon to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Currently, the shelter has 524 pets at PACC with 1,193 in foster care. The shelter is always looking for more volunteers and fosters.