HSPPR takes in 148 dogs in five days, kennels filling up

(SOUTHERN COLORADO) — The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) is hoping to spread the word for anyone looking to adopt a new four-legged family member that now would be an excellent time, as kennel space is dwindling and adoptions are slow.

According to HSPPR, its Colorado Springs and Pueblo shelters have taken in 148 dogs in the last five days. In addition, intakes are steady at around 30 dogs a day. HSPPR said normally that the intake rate is manageable, however, adoptions have been slow this spring.

“Our dog kennel space is filling up fast, and we need help from our community to encourage adoptions!” HSPPR said in a Facebook post.

The shelter said no matter what kind of furry friend would fit your lifestyle, there is likely a new best friend just waiting for you. HSPPR said it has dogs ranging in age from puppies to sweet old seniors, and active running buddies or couch potatoes. You can take a peek at all the adoptable dogs on HSPPR’s website.

If you aren’t looking to adopt right now, HSPPR asked that you spread the word, or help by sharing its Facebook post.

“If you are interested in adding a furry family member, please consider stopping by the shelter and meeting one (or two) of our dogs who deserve a second chance!” HSPPR said.

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