Today is the last day of Best Friends Animal Society’s Black Friday Weekend Special. Until 7:00pm today, you can adopt any cat or dog for free! All animals have been spayed, neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.
Temma Martin joined us with Carmelo, a 2-year-old German Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix. He is a smart dog full of energy who would love a “job” such as playing frisbee or fetch. Temma mentioned he would also do well in obedience training.
Many people may think a pet makes a great gift idea for Christmas, but oftentimes that’s not the case and many end up back in shelters because they were too much for the family to handle. To avoid this, Temma urges everyone to do their research before getting any pet. What is their hair length, energy level, are they good with kids, what about other pets? These are all questions to consider. Consider a combination of characteristics if you’re looking into a mixed breed. Temma also said it’s a good idea to ask employees at the shelter about the animals. They know them well and can help match your needs.
NOTE: Contrary to the clip, Carmelo IS available to adopt for free at Best Friends Animal Society today only! They are located at 2005 S. 1100 E. in Salt Lake City.
Additionally, please visit Salt Lake County Animal Services, located at 511 W 3900 S in Salt Lake City.