Stephen and Tiffany Lightfoot were more curious than anything else when they walked into a pet adoption center on its first day.
“We’d been talking about getting a dog for some time, but my kids didn’t know I was getting one that day,” Stephen Lightfoot said. “Frankly, I didn’t either.”
But when he played with a 2-year-old collie mix at the city’s new adoption center, in a PetSmart store in far north Fort Worth, he couldn’t resist.
“She just felt like the right temperament for my family,” he said. “She’s been extremely sweet.”
The opening of the city’s second pet adoption center last month has led to a surge in pet adoptions, city officials said.
In the first two weeks of December, the city adopted out 577 pets, a 172 percent increase over the 212 for the same period a year ago.