Plenty of four-legged friends up for adoption
To say Pepper is a lovable lap dog would be a bit of an understatement.
The schnauzer cross is curled up in the lap of Bosley's Tsawwassen pet food store manager Dani McKim, while her coworkers look on adoringly.
Pepper is one of several dogs who will be up for adoption at Bosley's this Saturday (Jan. 27) between 1-4 p.m. through a dog rescue agency in Ladner.
McKim heard about Out of the Dog House Rescue agency through a customer.
"So, we called them and decided to make an event out of it," says McKim, who is herself a dog lover with three of her own at home.
The dogs available will be small and medium-sized, generally aged two and under, and have all been spayed or neutered and their vaccinations are up-to-date.
Bosley's Tsawwassen frequently adopts cats out of their store through the Delta Community Animal Shelter, but this is the first time they're working with a dog rescue agency.
"We always have cats on a regular basis so we also need to give the little dogs a chance as well to be exposed and have a chance to get a second home."
McKim said many people can't have large dogs so they're ideal for condos or older couples.
"I think a rescue dog is a great way to get a dog instead of getting a puppy."
Bosley's will also be taking donations of dog food or clothing for the rescue agency on Saturday.
McKim says any would-be adopters can always ask staff for advice on pet care while they're at the store.
Although you can fill out an application for adoption on Saturday, the rescue agency has a screening process which will require a person to show there is a suitable home for the dog prior to taking him or her home.
And if you're not really a dog person, the Delta Community Animal Shelter, located at 7450 80th Street in Tilbury, has 20 cats and two kittens up for adoption (as of Jan. 21).
Cats up for adoption at the Delta Community Animal Shelter from left: Molly, Pickle, and Tibbs.