Dozens of rescued dogs adopted at Petco 50th anniversary event

A volunteer holds a chihuahua who waits to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

A volunteer holds a chihuahua who waits to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

By TAYLOR HARTZ
STAFF WRITER

It is always considered a successful week at Companion Pet Rescue, Inc. (CPR) in Southbury when 20 dogs are adoptive within a seven-day span.

Last weekend, 24 dogs were adopted on Saturday, alone, when CPR hosted an adoption event at Petco on Queen Street, to celebrate the store’s 50th Anniversary.

“We were astounded,” said Deirdre Daly, a volunteer who helped coordinate the event.

Several dogs were leaving with new families on Sunday morning, with just over 10 dogs still waiting to find their new homes.

“It’s been a very successful weekend,” said Daly.

CPR rescues dogs from Tennessee on a weekly basis, and the organization hosts adoption events at the Southington Petco nearly every Saturday.

Next Sunday, the group will sponsor a “Barkrover Fest”—a play on the popular Oktoberfest tradition—at the Willow Creek Horse Farm in Southbury.

From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. attendees can enjoy live music, drink seasonal beers, and look for their new four-legged companion.

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A 10-week old puppy waits to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

A 10-week old puppy waits to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

A dog waits to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

A dog waits to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

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Dogs wait to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

Dogs wait to be adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

A 10-week old puppy is adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

A 10-week old puppy is adopted during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

The Emfinger family, Southington, adopts a dog during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

The Emfinger family, Southington, adopts a dog during the Petco 50th anniversary adoption event with Companion Pet Rescue, Inc., on Sun. Oct. 4.

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