Lucas County Dog Warden Julie Lyle hopes to make the pound a more palatable option for dog adoption.
Her department is hosting a series of events this weekend with the theme “Home for the Howlidays.”
“We want to get more traffic in and to get more people thinking of the Lucas County Dog Warden[‘s Office] as a good place to adopt a dog,” Ms. Lyle said.
The goal is to get potential adopters to view her office in the same context as the Toledo Area Humane Society and other area shelters, she said.
“It’s not a scary place and we don’t want people to be afraid of coming here to see the adoptable dogs,” she said.
Beginning with “Black Nose Friday”– a take-off on last week’s post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” shopping events — the facility on South Erie Street near downtown Toledo will offer giveaways.
Special “adoption incentives” for dogs adopted Friday and Saturday will include a holiday stocking full of dog toys and treats.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the pound will hold drawings.