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Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio announced today that the Burlington County Animal Shelter will be accepting applications from those interested in adopting the recently surrendered Puppy Barn puppies. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5 p.m.
“Applications will be available to anyone who is interested in one of these puppies,” stated Director Garganio. “However, we will be giving priority to Burlington County residents.”
“To apply, interested adopters should go to Petango.com and fill-out an application online at this link http://www.petango.com/adoption-application and select “baby” in step 7 to indicate that they are specifically interested in a puppy, although if you are selected we cannot guarantee a specific breed,” said Garganio. "New applicants will need to register with Petango to access the application form."
“Approved adopters will be put into a lottery system and numbers will be drawn using a random number generator to ensure everyone gets a fair shot at adopting one of these puppies,” added Garganio.
The selected adopters will be notified by Tuesday, February 28th at 2 p.m. with additional information about the adoption process.
The cost to adopt a Puppy Barn puppy will be $300.
“Each of these puppies were posted for sale between $1,000 and $1,500 at the Puppy Barn. Our $300 adoption fee will not only cover the associated vet costs necessary to get these puppies back to good health, but also includes a month of pet insurance, micro-chipping, and spay or neuter,” explained Garganio.
“In addition, all proceeds will go towards sponsoring a free adoption of an animal currently at the shelter. In this way by adopting a puppy you are saving two animals,” added Garganio. “We don’t want the many great pets already at the shelter to be overlooked.”
“We are grateful to have been able to help get these puppies back to health and are eager to find them good forever homes,” concluded Garganio.
No late applications will be accepted.
To update an existing application please contact the shelter by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Puppy Barn Application” in the subject line and include your name and address. You may also call the shelter at (609) 265–5073 with this information.
The breeds of puppies available for adoption include:
The Burlington County Animal Shelter is located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, behind the Burlington County Library. The shelter is open noon to 4 p.m. every day except Thursday when it is open noon to 7 p.m. For more information, call (609) 265–5073 or visit the county website at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/168/Animal-Shelter.