At LCHS, we're happy to announce our first-ever speed dating event to match pets and adopters, Love Unleashed, which will occur on February 13th and 14th. Adoption is a wonderful option for experiencing the joys of animal companionship and is even more meaningful because every adoption saves two lives. The adopted pet is given a happy future in a loving home, and an additional slot is opened up for the shelter to help another homeless pet.
With dozens of pets to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to start to find a furever friend. To make matters trickier, many pets, and dogs in particular, don't show their full personality when you see them through the door of their kennel. Fortunately, shelter staff and volunteers spend considerable time getting to know all of our adoptable pets. With that knowledge, our staff guide adopters toward the pets that best fit what the adopter is looking for in personality and activity level.
During the Love Unleashed event, we will simplify the search process by matching each adopter with a couple of pets based on the adopters' lifestyle and the pets' personalities and needs.
If you'd like to participate in the event, the first step is to fill out an adoption application and complete our matchmaking survey. Our matchmakers will get to work reviewing your questionnaire responses and select pets that we believe would be the most compatible with your home and lifestyle.
Love Unleashed will be the first event of its kind at LCHS, and the benefits of pet matchmaking have been established by reputable organizations such as the ASPCA and Maddie's Fund. The ASPCA found that when staff and volunteers help adopters make selections based on their needs, instead of adopters choosing what animals they'd like to meet based on first impressions, those adopters are more likely to find a compatible pet and experience increased satisfaction.
If you're not available to adopt over Valentine's Day weekend, another great way to meet adoptable dogs is by visiting our adoption events! Our next event will be held on Sunday, February 21st, at Petco in TigerTown! We will be bringing adoptable dogs to this event, and we hope to see you there!
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