"Clearing the Shelters" . . .

All of the dogs available for adoption at the beginning of the day on Saturday.

August 15th was "Clearing the Shelters" day here in New York.  Adoption fees were waived for the day.  I'm not sure if it was throughout the U.S.  Hopefully it was because it was a beautiful event!!!  I was asked if I could donate my time to photograph the day's activities and jumped at the chance.  What an absolutely WONDERFUL day it was!!!  Our local animal shelter chose a carnival theme for the day complete with a kissing booth, dunk tank and face painting. 

This is Ice.  She was doing the kissing at the Kissing Booth.  How could you resist that face??  : )

Ice is available for adoption and I honestly would've taken her home if we weren't already at maximum capacity here with two dogs and three cats.  All she wants to do is kiss people and have her belly rubbed!!

A tortoise shell kitten available for adoption. 

One of our young volunteers braving the dunk tank.  It was a hot day so thankfully there were lots of volunteers for this!!

 This lucky little guy was one of the first babies to get adopted on Saturday.  He was just the sweetest boy and I know his new mama is going to spoil him rotten!!  : )

Heading home with his favorite toy in his mouth.  Probably my favorite photo of the day!!  : )

It was an absolutely amazing day with 10 dogs getting new homes.  Numerous cats, kittens and rabbits found their special families as well.  Now we're off to sign the contracts for the sale of the house.  It looks like we'll be able to make an offer on the house we've been looking at in Cornwall-on-Hudson.  Things are moving so quickly but it's all good stuff!!  : )

Happy Wednesday to you ~ Wendy


sage and spirit said...

Those dog faces are absolutely adorable! Bless your heart for volunteering to photograph the event!

And best of luck with the offer on your new house!! These are exciting times for you and your family!


Goodmorning Beautyful said...

Aaaawwooo, ice is beautiful. wish i was at your place for ice.

mamasmercantile said...

Congratulations, such a wonderful time in your life. All the stress will be worth it in the end when you get the home of your dreams.
A wonderful event, trouble is I would want to take them all home.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

What an amazing idea, so glad so many furries were able to find new, loving homes xx