George, a friendly 3-year-old Rottweiler mix, arrived at the new Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center last month 32 pounds underweight and miserable.
In the old, cramped shelter, he would have been more vulnerable to catching a respiratory infection. He might have been too stressed to make a good impression on prospective pet owners.
That didn’t happen to George, though.
Today, he’s healthy, happy and about to be welcomed home by his new family.
Saving Grace Executive Director Wendy Kang said she believes success stories like George’s have a lot to do with the better conditions at the $1.25 million, 13,000-square-foot center.
“I would say that even in that old building, the old environment, you could tell people really cared about the animals,” Kang said. “Finally, the facility that we’re in reflects that same level of care.”
Saving Grace moved a short distance from its old 1950s shelter Nov. 29, and adoptions have risen significantly since then, Kang said.