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PACC launches 'Go Big and Go Home' dog sale

Adopted PACC pooch Penelope is a wonderful guardian to the children in her family. (Source: Pima County) Adopted PACC pooch Penelope is a wonderful guardian to the children in her family. (Source: Pima County)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There isn't much room to spare in the Pima Animal Care Center tent, so officials have decided to hold a "Go Big and Go Home" campaign.  According to a PACC release people who adopt a new 'fur'ever friend that is 30 pounds or larger gets to name their own adoption fee. 

The event will run from Tuesday, April 25 to Sunday, April 30.  As of Monday night there were 370 dogs under care, but only two open dog kennels remain in the tent that is used for all incoming dogs.  

"It’s critical that we find homes for as many dogs as we can," said Karen Hollish, PACC director of Development and Marketing. "Our shelter does not have the capacity to humanely house more dogs than we already have and with spring season in full swing, we’re taking in many new pets each day."

Dogs over 30 pounds make up 90 percent of the population at PACC, according to officials, and they are often overlooked.  

"Big dogs are amazing family dogs and terrific companions for all the activities that make southern Arizona great, from camping, to hiking, to running," Hollish said in the release. "And if you’re looking for an older and slower snuggle buddy, we have plenty of those waiting, too." 

Interested in adopting a new furry family member, visit the PACC main shelter at 4000 N. Silverbell Road, now through April 30. Each pet will come spayed or neutered, with age appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and voucher for a first vet visit.  There will be a standard $17 licensing fee, in addition to the adoption fee. 

Check out adoptable pets here: http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=991

Not sure if you’re ready to home a big dog permanently? Consider fostering one instead. PACC’s big dog foster program will give you the opportunity to see what it’s like to care for a large breed, while also giving your foster pet a much-needed break from the hectic shelter life.

To learn more about fostering a pet, visit www.pima.gov/foster.

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