Panhandle Pet Savers Adopt-a-Thon

More than 50 four legged friends were out at John Stiff park, looking for a place to call home.

April 27 marked the first ever Texas Panhandle Pet Savers Adopt-a-Thon.

Pet Savers teamed up with the SPCA and Humane Society to help some pups find a family.

The president of the Texas Panhandle Pet Savers tells us how it works.

Tammie Newton says, "you fill out an adoption app, and the fees very on what size of dog you get. That covers their spay, neuter, micro chip, their rabies vac, and on puppies it also covers their first two puppy shots."

She says  pet savers also does follow up home checks, as well as meet and greets with other pups to make sure they will get along with their new brother or sister.

We ran into a girl who saw a furry friend she says just she just couldn't let get away.

"She was just so full of energy and ya know how she gets along with our boy dog Darwin, and just how she acts."

Not only was it important to her to get a new sibling for Darwin, but she also tells us she has a soft spot for homeless dogs.

"Dogs ya know, they could be abused.  And if you give them a home and treat them well they could protect you and give you company."

The Adopt-a-Thon also had $10 micro chips for sale, food, live music and small donations.

We asked Newton how important it is that pet savers finds man's best a friend a home.

She tells us, "we pull our dogs from the euthanasia list from the city shelter and get them into foster homes because we don't have a facility, so we depend solely on fosters so we can always use fosters"

If you couldn't make it to the park, the Texas Panhandle Pet Savers will have adoptions at Gebos on I-27 every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5.

Newton tells us this will not be the last Adopt-a-Thon.

They plan to learn a lot from this years event, and make next years even better.

For more information head over to or call 336-9696

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