A discussion of Meriwether Lewis’ dog, Seaman, sparked the idea for Saturday’s Adopt-a-Dog Day at the Lewis and Clark Historic Site.
The Metro East Humane Society had seven dogs available for viewing and adoption between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., including a Pomeranian, basset hound, and two 9-week-old Rottweiler/Labrador mix puppies.
The building’s parking lot was the starting point of a 100-mile fund-raiser ride for the Ronald McDonald House hosted by a local cycling club.
“It’s an eclectic Saturday,” said Cindy Upchurch, assistant site manager. “We have bikers and barkers.”
Upchurch said site personnel have found a number of strays around the building, most of which have been taken to area animal shelters. They wanted to give back to the community by offering a day when people could view and adopt dogs.