Meet Bri the heeler mix: Brought in by her very ill owners along with a little Shihzu (who was adopted weeks ago). She’s a big girl with a big twinkle in her eyes! She looks like she’s asking: “What’s wrong with me? Do you know any Yorkies that can herd cattle?”
Bri is only one of the many big dogs just waiting for a chance to show her new owner how much love she can give. The Animal Adoption & Resource Center located at 140 Emperor La. in Joplin (off of N. Main Street), sees thousands of dogs each year. Most are cute, cuddly and everyone wants them; but the real heart breakers are the big dogs (more than 40 pounds) many who have been waiting at AARC for more than a month.
In an effort to place big dogs, AARC has lowered their adoption fee for big dogs to only $20; better yet, if a big dog has been on the adoption floor for more than a week, all fees are waived! Yes, that means FREE! The adoption fee includes spay or neuter surgery, first set of shots and a general wormer.
Did you know:
- Big dogs sleep more
- Big dogs potty train quickly
- Big dogs are gentle and less yippy
- Big dogs give bigger kisses, bigger hugs and have great big hearts
“We want people to think adoption first and come to AARC when they are looking for a pet” said Karen Aquino, AARC director. “You’ll find great animals waiting just for you. Please, give them a chance.”
Since 1948, AARC’s successful community programs include a shelter and adoption center for in excess of 12,000 orphaned animals each year as well as a humane education program for area school children. For more information go here.