SALEM, Conn. (WTNH)-- More than one hundred dogs in need of homes will be in Salem this weekend. And they're getting help finding new owners from some Coast Guard cadets.
This is the eleventh adoption event for Dog Days and organizers expect to find a home for their one thousandth dog this weekend.
From puppies to pit bulls, Dog Days Adoption has them all.
Most of these dogs are from rescue organizations in Georgia and were slated to be euthanized.
Matt Panciocco is one of the many volunteers who take care of the canines during the two day adoption event at Burnett's Country Gardens in Salem. He is also one of sixty US Coast Guard Academy Cadets there to help.
When asked if it going to be hard to go back to the Academy without a dog, Panciocco said, "ah yes I wish we could take some back with us."
Each dog is checked by a veterinarian, also a volunteer when it arrives.
"We're just checking her temperature and her overall condition and how her lungs and heart sound," said Eric Hurwit, DVM/Veterinarian.
Those hoping to take one of these pups home are also checked out, first by an interview team.
"They make sure the dog is a good fit for you and then they talk to the trainer and the vet," said Saskia Carey, Dog Days Adoption.
The reason they need so many volunteers is because these dogs are fed, watered, walked and cuddled twice a day.
Local shelters are also invited to bring their available pets.
"A lot of people go home with very happy puppies," said Carey.
The adoption event is from 11 to 4 Saturday and Sunday in Salem. For more information, go to the Dog Days Facebook page.
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