Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dog days of summer feature adopt a dog event

KILLINGWORTH — About 80 dogs and puppies of all breeds and sizes from no-kill shelters and rescues statewide will be available for adoption 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28 at the town’s Parmelee Farm, 465 state Route 81.

The event is coordinated by the Parmelee Steering Committee, local volunteers and the Dog Days Adopt a Shelter Pet in Essex.

Fees vary, but the maximum is $325. Potential adopters will be screened. Families can be pre-approved at

All dogs have been micro-chipped, spayed or neutered and evaluated by an on-site trainer. On-site medical evaluation will be provided by Drs. Michelle West and Julie Berman of Shoreline Animal Hospital in Clinton.

The event will begin with a blessing of the animals at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 27.

The animals at the event are a small portion of the more than 500 dogs available for adoption in the state.

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To learn more, visit, call 800-653-3134 or email

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