ARMONK, N.Y. – Adopt-a-Dog will host an open house at its Armonk shelter at 23 Cox Ave. on Saturday for the public to tour its facilities and to meet a potential pet looking for a good home.
Saturday's event, which takes place from noon to 3 p.m., will feature cats, dogs and, in the spirit of the season, "rows and rows of marshmallow peeps," according to a statement.
"People can expect to learn more about our shelter and what we do on a day-to-day basis," kennel manager Kristen Alouisa said. "We have a lot of dogs available for adoption – and some cats, too – and it will be great to get to know members of the community."
The nonprofit dog and cat rescue sanctuary began in 1981 in Connecticut. Now with two shelter sites, the organization prides itself on finding safe, permanent homes for dogs and sometimes cats.
Adopt-A-Dog operates completely from donations. All animals available for adoption are up-to-date on their vaccine shots and are neutered or spayed. While all applicants are welcomed, adoption applications must be done in person.
"Feel free to bring your children, grandparents, neighbors and friends," the organization said in its statement. "But please leave your pets at home for this event as we would like the adoptees to receive all the attention."