A new pet for the holidays? ADOPT at the Pup-Up pet adoption event.

Princeton Animal Rescue event Pup-Up

Area animal rescue organizations are celebrating the holidays with a festive way to find homes for the animals in their care. On Saturday, December 14, 2013, seven local animal rescue groups are teaming up for Pup-Up, a one-day super adoption event.

“Statistically, more families bring pets home during these gift-giving holidays than at any other time of the year,” said Michele Armstrong, founder of Lulu’s Rescue of Bucks County, Pa., who originated the event. “We organized Pup-Up to encourage those considering a pet to adopt from a local rescue organization rather than purchasing from backyard breeders, pet stores, puppy mills or other sources.”

Organizations participating in the daylong event include Lulu’s Rescue, S.A.V.E. of Princeton, L.A.W., C.C.A.S., Kitty Junction, New Jersey Aid for the Animals, and Brookhaven. Armstrong anticipates there will be anywhere from 50 to 100 dogs and cats at the event. Each rescue will have a designated area for visitors to meet and greet animals available for adoption from their organization. There will be an adoption counseling area where rescue volunteers will speak with potential adopters to help match each family with its ideal pet, and an adoption processing section where the adoption will be completed.

Pup-Up will also feature a “Happy Beginnings” booth where each adopted pet will be photographed with its new family, celebrations for each completed adoption, and refreshments throughout the day.

Pup-Up will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 33 Witherspoon Street in Princeton (entrance for location is on 1 Spring Street). Gateway Funding’s Principal Branch Manager Kevin Kenyon graciously donated the space for use during the event.

“We want to educate the public about the importance of choosing pet adoption and show them how they can save a life by providing a forever home for a homeless animal this holiday season,” Armstrong said. “It is a true gift of love.”

And once you have that new puppy you might look into our favorite dog trainer Stephanie Kowalewski at Heavenly Hounds in Lawrenceville who runs everything from puppy socialization classes to private in-home dog training and so much else. Email her at heavenlyhoundstraining@gmail.com and get off on the right foot with a well-behaved, happy pup!


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