When: Saturday, September 22; 12 pm to 2 pm
Where: Oshkosh Area Humane Society
Cost: All Dog Adoptions $20!
Diego, Waverly and Rolo are just a few of the dogs who can’t wait to get out in the park this weekend to hopefully meet their new families! The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) is taking an innovative approach to dog adoptions by hosting Pooches in the Park Dog Adoption Fair this Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm. All dog adoptions are just $20 and all dogs are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. The staff at OAHS wants people to be able to meet dogs outside of the building, where they are most relaxed and their personalities can shine. “A shelter environment is not a normal space for any animal. The different noises and smells along with various strangers passing by can increase their stress and they might behave ways that would make adopters shy away. We want to show them in a more natural environment so adopters can get to know their true personalities,” said OAHS Executive Director Joni Geiger. Every guest will get a bucket of dog treats at the entrance of the park to take with them to the different dog stations. OAHS will also have free popcorn and merchandise for sale. Geiger says, “This is going to be a fun event. The dogs get to hang out and meet people in a place they already love so we hope a lot of people will stop by and get to know them.”