Dogs Without Borders, a nonprofit dog adoption and rescue organization located in Los Angeles, held one of its many “dog adoption fairs” on Sunday at Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies, 16571 Ventura Blvd. The event was announced here on Encino-Tarzana Patch, and the organization had a sidewalk sandwich board sign and a large banner in Centinela Feed’s window.
From first glance, it looked like Sunday’s adoption fair had a large turnout, with about a dozen small- and medium-size dogs surrounded by just as many, if not more, human admirers. But most of the people were volunteers and a few staff from Dogs Without Borders.
Even at 3:30 p.m., a half hour before the adoption fair’s end, only one dog was fortunate enough to have been adopted.
Dogs Without Borders staff member Betsy Rue thought the adoption fair could have been more successful with better visibility to passersby on Ventura Bouelvard. A volunteer mentioned that it may have been hard to see the adoption fair’s sandwich sign streetside, “if people are driving too fast down the boulevard.”
But there is also another adoption fair next Sunday, which provides another chance to get their rescued dogs into new homes.
All of the dogs available at the Centinela Feed location appeared healthy and in good care, although some of the dogs attracted more attention than others with their jumping and high-pitched barking.