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Puppy love: Langwarrin mum Sarah Guenther with Scarlett, 9, Willow, 7, and their adopted dog Minnie. Picture: Supplied

NEXT month’s Pets’ Day Out in Frankston could prove to be an ideal opportunity to adopt a rescue animal.

The Lost Dogs Home will host a booth at this year’s event, offering advice to those thinking about adopting a furry friend into their family.

Allison Brown from the Lost Dogs Home said “the shelter is passionate about finding the right homes for the countless unwanted pets found wandering, seized due to poor treatment or surrendered to their shelters each year.”

“Every animal has a right to live in a loving home, and it is our mission to ensure the right pets are matched with the right people,” she said.

“We encourage those thinking of adopting a pet to visit our adoption centre and chat to our expert staff about which pet might best suit their needs.”

Langwarrin mother Sarah Guenther said that adopting a dog had been great for her family. “When we decided it was time to welcome a dog to our family we were blown away by just how many gorgeous unwanted animals were in need of loving homes,” she said.

“It feels good to know that our decision to adopt a rescue dog means that we’re not inadvertently supporting unethical puppy farms.”

Council also runs an annual “adoption lottery” that “covers the purchase price and first year registration costs for the first 15 animals adopted from the shelter.”

The Lost Dogs Home has more than 70 animals needing to be rehomed. They are all desexed, microchipped, and vaccinated. 

The Pets’ Day Out will be on Sunday 13 October.

More information about the Lost Dogs Home at: dogshome.com

First published in the Frankston Times – 16 September 2019

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