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Give A Dog A Home
updated: Sep 07, 2013, 10:00 AM
Video by Brian Peddicord of Created in SB
Brian Peddicord attended the grand opening of the Give a Dog a Home ReTail Adoption center and
shares this cute video.
Volunteers from local animal shelters and rescue groups are trying something new to help shelter dogs
find forever homes! La Cumbre Plaza has generously given store space to showcase adoptable dogs in
Santa Barbara. "Give a Dog a Home - ReTail Adoption Center" is an opportunity for the public to spend
time with dogs away from the shelter on weekly basis.
Showing dogs off-leash in dog play ares in a warm and inviting environment may even change the
perception about shelter dogs for the better.
La Cumbre Plaza attracts shoppers, restaurant-goers, business professionals, and exercise mall walkers.
These groups may not be thinking of adopting a dog, but will have a chance to see them at this location
and possibly change their minds about saving an animal.
The ReTail Adoption Center is not only looking for forever homes with dogs, it will also provide training
demonstrations, education and resources for dog loving members of our community. Give a Dog a
Home will how dogs end up in the shelter and teach the public how they can make positive changes. We
would like for each visitor to become of the Center's "ambassadors" and help spread the word about our
Most importantly, the Center will be an opportunity to recruit desperately needed shelter volunteers and
foster families. Volunteers are needed at the shelter to assist with the basic needs of the dogs while
they await their forever families. Becoming a foster parent to a shelter dog is a very rewarding and
satisfying way to help a dog in need!
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