Best Friends Animal Society Sponsored National Adoption Weekend

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Lucas County Canine Care & Control is joining Best Friends Animal Society in their National Adoption Weekend to encourage people to adopt a dog from December 9 through December 11.

For this weekend only, Best Friends Animal Society is covering the full cost of the adoption fee, which includes a behaviorally and medically evaluated dog that has had its initial vaccines, heartworm testing, deworming, spay/neuter surgery, and microchip. The only cost to adopt a dog will be the purchase of a 2023 license ($25 in Lucas County).

As of today, more than 80 dogs and puppies are searching for new homes at the Canine Care Center, with more dogs going up for adoption each day. Our dogs need you now more than ever. There’s never been a better time to bring home four-legged happiness. If you have a resident dog and are looking to adopt another dog, please be sure to bring your resident dog for a meet and greet. Also, families are encouraged to bring their children to the shelter to meet their new pet.

All dogs looking for a home can be viewed online at or on the Canine Care & Control Facebook page.

The shelter is located at 410 S. Erie St., just south of downtown Toledo, and is open for adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.

According to Best Friends Animal Society, shelters in the United States had an 8.1 percent increase in the number of animal intake in 2021, far exceeding their adoption rates. So far this year, Canine Care & Control has had an 8.3 percent increase in intakes.