Brampton and Mississauga encourage residents to adopt on International Dog Day


Published August 26, 2022 at 1:34 pm

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It’s International Dog Day and both Mississauga and Brampton are asking residents to consider adopting from animal services.

“We’re paw-sitively sure that celebrating #InternationalDogDay will make you smile,” the City of Mississauga says in a tweet.

They suggest people consider adopting or fostering from animal services. This comes as shelters have seen a rush of people returning their pets as lockdowns ease.

On Aug. 26, the City of Mississauga’s Animal Services had one dog available for adoption on their website. The dog, Lacey is a five-year-old spayed boxer.

“She loves toys and would love to meet you,” Lacey’s description reads.

Animal Services also had many cats, particularly black cats, up for adoption.

The City of Brampton also encouraged people to think about adopting a dog and they have four dogs looking for new homes.

“…let’s meet King, Topi, Winston and O’Malley – all of them are looking for their fur-ever home,” the city tweeted.

Winston, 6, and O’Malley, 4, are a bonded pair. O’Malley is a Shepherd cross and Winston is a  Doodle.

King is a seven-year-old doberman pinscher.

“He is lovely and adores his human friends to no end,” reads King’s description.

Brampton Animal Services has many rabbits up for adoption, along with cats and birds.

There are also several animal rescues in the area including the Mississauga Humane Society, Fetch + Releash Dog Rescue, and Paws and Tails Adoptions.

International Dog Day is celebrated Aug. 26 annually and dog trainer, rescue advocate and author Colleen Paige started the day in 2004 in the United States. Paige chose Aug. 26 because her family adopted their first dog on that day.

The day is now celebrated around the world.

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