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Small dogs rescued from U.S. up for adoption in Salmon Arm

These two dogs will be available for adoption Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Salmon Arm at Total Pet.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Black Dog Rescue Society of B.C.
February 21, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Six dogs that have been rescued from a shelter in the United States are being given a second chance to find their forever home this weekend.

There will be an adoption event Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Total Pet store in Salmon Arm between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to showcase six small, mixed breed dogs that were all on an euthanasia list at a Texas animal shelter before being rescued by the Black Dog Rescue Society of B.C.

“The dogs that are going to be at the event are small dogs,” Cindy Archer, founder of the society says. “In Salmon Arm it is quite an elderly town and they like the small dogs.”

Archer has been fostering the six dogs for the last ten days at her own home and describes them as sociable and happy.

“They are very happy go lucky dogs, they are house-trained and they love everybody,” she says, adding the biggest dog out of the bunch is approximately 20 lbs.

Some of the terrier mixes are named after characters from the TV show "The Flintstones" with names like Fred, Wilma and Pebbles.

“I call them Texas dachshunds, they have got the face and body of a dachshund but they have super long legs,” she says.

There is also a beagle puppy who will be at the event as well.

“When I pulled him (from the euthanasia list) two months ago they were going to euthanize him because he had a broken pelvis and leg,” she says. Since then, the puppy has been healing from his injury and enjoying his time outside with Archer's other dogs.

When the dogs are pulled from the shelters, Archer arranges for them to be taken to a veterinarian and then they are taken to a boarding facility until they are ready to be isolated for two to three weeks for quarantine to get them into Canada.

"They are fully vaccinated, spayed, neutered, microchipped and dewormed," she says, adding all known health issues are dealt with.

For more information on dogs up for adoption through the Black Dog Rescue Society of B.C., visit their Facebook page by here.

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