Promoting pet joys Event at Schiel’s Family Market stresses adoption

“Oh, you’re going to make a good dog for somebody,” said Terri Loeffler of Plains Township as she nuzzled the soft black fur of “Buddy,” an underweight Great Dane mix at an SPCA of Luzerne County adoption event Saturday in the Schiel’s Family Market parking lot.

Hungry for affection, Buddy stood on his hind legs and wrapped his paws around Loeffler’s neck.

Accompanied by his human friend, and SPCA volunteer, Ed Woelfle, of Hanover Township, Buddy gave his love freely to anyone who so much as bent down to say hello.

“We’ve been trying to put some weight on him,” said Woelfle, adding that he takes Buddy just about every weekend to Pet Smart in Wilkes-Barre Township to promote pet adoption and to hopefully find a good home for him.

“I usually say, ‘Hi. Do you have any dogs or cats?’ It gets people thinking.”

Woelfle said since becoming an SPCA volunteer six years ago he has adopted two dogs, one of which is blind.

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