APA’s longest-staying residents get new ‘leash’ on life

Adoptions of long-term shelter dogs skyrocket in the first half of January. “Lonely Hearts Club” residents cancel their memberships and head to new homes.

After waiting anywhere from 6 to 15 months at the shelter, almost all of the APA’s Lonely Hearts Club members have canceled their memberships and gone to new families. In only the first 14 days of 2014, 6 out of 7 of these veteran shelter dogs were adopted. Combined, the 6 adopted pups had lived at the APA for a whopping 50 months!

Compare these numbers to last January, and there’s no comparison at all. This month in 2013 saw zero 6+ month residents adopted. Credit goes to the higher public visibility of the APA, fewer total dogs in the shelter, and, most importantly, the lovable personalities of these pups. So many, many congratulations to Ash, Dakota, Gia, Shea, Coco and Rocky! We hope you’ll come back, but only to visit!

With such a great start to 2014, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings! Stop by the shelter and see which great pet would complete your family!

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