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Puppy shower educates potential adopters about pet ownership

By Jonathan Hinderliter
March 31, 2012 at 11 p.m.
Updated March 30, 2012 at 10:31 p.m.

Matt Jenkins scratches the the chin of Blue, a 160-pound deaf great dane during the Adopt-a-Pet puppy shower on Saturday at Victoria Mall. Blue attracted the attention of lots of passersby with his extreme size.

The first thing most people said as they walked up was "awwww."

Almost 20 dogs were present at the Adopt-A-Pet puppy shower Saturday afternoon at the Victoria Mall.

Carol Klages, president of the board for Adopt-A-Pet of Victoria, along with seven other volunteers, educated potential adopters about pet ownership and even spiked enough interest in a few people to adopt one of the dogs as their own.

Adopt-A-Pet brought a variety of dogs to the event, including a great dane, a shih tzu mix, and a schnauzer mix, just to name a few.

Not everyone came to adopt though. Since the event is a shower, people were encouraged to stop by and drop off donations and gifts, said Klages.

One such person was Nicole Prukop, who brought dog food and a few toys.

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