Petsmart Event: CPR Dogs

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of volunteering with Companion Pet Rescue, a wonderful organization that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and brings them to Connecticut in hopes of adoption. They’re located in Southbury, but they also have adoption events all over CT.

They, along with several other rescue groups, had trucks full of hopeful dogs, just waiting for their forever families. By the time I got there, several people were already surrounding the CPR van.

CPRvan

I was the “official” dog photographer for the day, trying to snap as many photos as I could.

Cody, Staffordshire Terrier Mix, Male
Cody, Staffordshire Terrier Mix, Male

It was hard to get them to stand still, but thankfully their personality and overall adorableness (that’s my new word) came through. Some were camera-shy, others were curious and kept wanting to put their face towards the lens.

What's that?!

 

A loving family with a dog up for adoption
A loving family with a dog up for adoption

Every dog had a colorful bandana on, that said “Adopt me!” or “Pick Me!” It made it easier to identify which dogs were up for adoption.

Brooke, Boston Terrier Mix, Female
Brooke, Boston Terrier Mix, Female

 

Duncan, Rottweiler mix, Male
Duncan, Rottweiler mix, Male

 

Pinky Brewster (L) being silly
Pinky Brewster (L) being silly

 

 

No matter how many events I volunteer for, it is so amazing to see these organizations come together and work so incredibly hard to get these dogs a loving home. CPR dogs is one of many dog rescue groups that gives dogs a voice.

Timmy, Beagle Mix, Male
Timmy, Beagle Mix, Male

Timmy was one of my favorites. He’s 24 pounds, but it’s all full of love. He was quiet, friendly, and just wanted to be cuddled. I can’t imagine he’ll be adopted before too long.

Volunteer Marina with Hamilton, a 3 y/o miniature poodle
Volunteer Marina with Hamilton, a 3 y/o miniature poodle

 

Hamilton!
Hamilton!

 

It's so hot out!
It’s so hot out!

 

These are just a few of the hundreds of dogs they have for adoption. To view CPR’s adoptable dogs and other information, visit their website here.

 

 

 

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