Go get yer pets! Adoption Day events take place this weekend

February 8, 2013 • Local News

Petco and Tractor Supply will host events for National Adoption Day this weekend. Petco, 4301 N Main St., will participate with an Adoption Rally on both Saturday and Sunday, where the Roswell Humane Society will set up a display so that animal lovers can come view the many loveable animals available for adoption. The hours for the Petco events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Tractor Supply, 5000 N. Main St, is also holding a National Adoption Day event on Saturday from [auth] 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from the Humane Society, Roswell Animal Services’ Animal Control Officer Andrew Gross and Safe Haven’s Sammye Leflar-Bohnstehn will be bringing in dogs and puppies for people to adore and possibly to adopt. There will be a grooming trailer and coupons for anyone who adopts a dog.

However, it should be noted that animals adopted from the Humane Society and Safe Haven will not be available immediately. Each group has a series of protocols and checks for potential parents. However, their representatives will be able to answer any questions that any prospective owner might have and will take the names of any parties interested in adopting.

The Goddard High School Future Farmers of America will hold a cookout at Tractor Supply for those who come in to see the animals with a hearty appetite. Dexter’s FFA will have a bake sale. The proceeds will go to the assist the area FFA. This means that any animal aficionado can combine a fun day out, possibly have a meal and take goodies home with them — something of a one-stop shopping event to meet many adorable pets.

In addition, Roswell Humane Society will have a Valentine’s Day Sale at its thrift shop, 703 E. McGaffey St., where all of its clothing will be one-half off. The Humane Society will have its bake sale in its thrift shop. The sales to help raise funds for a worthy cause will last from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday.

Leflar-Bohnstehn, who has long had a website for nationwide-adoptions through her Facebook page Doggy Saviors, has now set up a Roswell-only website at

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