If you have been thinking it's time to add a little fur friend to your family then this weekend you should visit Shades Sunglasses and Casual Apparel.

The store is teaming up with the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center to hold an adoption and donation event on Saturday, September 23 at their store.

One of the best things about this event is that the owners of Shades will be covering the cost of your pet adoption tomorrow. They will hold the event from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their business located at 4243 Ambassador Caffery, Suite 114.

Dog Up for Adoption
Photo courtesy of Lafayette Animal Aid

If that wasn't exciting enough, while supplies last, if you bring two items to donate to the shelter and care of animals at the Lafayette animal shelter, you will get a free t-shirt.

They will be collecting the following items:

  • Rope Toys
  • Pet Treats
  • Miracle Nipples
  • Nyla dog bones
  • Tennis balls
  • Collars
  • Harnesses
  • Leashes
  • Puppy and milk replacement
  • Training pads
  • Wire crates
  • Plastic Kennels

There are multiple pets that will be up for adoption tomorrow.

German Shephard Mix up for Adoption, Photo courtesy of Lafayette Animal Aid
Photo courtesy of Lafayette Animal Aid

When we have previously written about adoption events, we have received the following information and suggestion from the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center about the care of pets:

  • Owning a dog or cat costs more than the initial adoption fee. Food, veterinary care, heartworm/flea prevention, and proper identification—that means a collar with tags and a more permanent form of ID such as microchipping—can add up.
  • Time is also a factor. Dogs benefit from several hours of exercise and companionship every day. Cats are healthiest and happiest indoors and love to be treated to energetic play sessions. If your work demands that you travel often, or if you're out of the house most days and evenings, this may not be the right time to adopt.
  • It is important to consider whether your children, along with your resident pets, are able to accommodate the addition of a cat or dog to your household. If you can offer a loving home, be sure to check out the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Clinic to meet and greet the sweethearts waiting for a fur-ever home.

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