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Woods Humane Society Celebrates ‘Valentino’s Day’
February 13, 2024

Woods Humane Society Celebrates ‘Valentino’s Day’

Long-Term Shelter Dog, Valentino, Finds Love in Time for Valentine’s Day

Woods Humane Society is celebrating “Valentino’s Day” this February 14th, as a long-term canine resident aptly named Valentino finally found his match just in time for Valentine’s Day.

A one-year-old boxer-mix with a sweet disposition and a knack for tricks and canine agility, Valentino spent six long months at Woods Humane Society looking for a home. Despite being a staff favorite and benefiting from regular social media promotion by the shelter, he had inexplicably been overlooked by potential adopters.

That all changed last weekend when a mom-and-daughter pair came to meet Valentino during the “Bachelor Pet” adoption event, which reduced adoption fees for adult dogs and cats to just $14 through Valentine’s Day.

“They had been looking at Val for quite some time and fell in love with him almost immediately,” says Woods Adoption Specialist Matt McDermott of Valentino’s eventual adopters.

In a video posted on Woods Humane Society’s social media accounts, shelter staff cheered as the longtime four-legged resident finally walked “Out of the Woods” with his new family, who have since called to say their new friend is settling in very nicely and is so happy to be in a home.

Woods CEO Emily L’Heureux says that the Bachelor Pet promotion, which concludes on February 14th at 4 p.m., has been enormously successful, with 46 adult animals finding matches in the first four days.

“Happy stories like Valentino’s are precisely the reason we developed the Bachelor Pet promotion. We are so thrilled that this event has reduced barriers to adoption and enabled overlooked dogs and cats to have their moment to shine and find their loving Valentine.”

The Bachelor Pet promotion began February 10th and runs through February 14th. All adoptable animals have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, licensed, and treated for parasites. Adoptions also include a voluntary 30 days of pet insurance and a free wellness exam at a local vet clinic.

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