Second adoption event for high-dollar dogs rescued from Norman home

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NORMAN, Okla. — The Norman Animal Welfare Center will hold an adoption event for a group of adult female dogs and puppies that were rescued from an overrun home in Norman.

Sixty-five dogs were rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Sept.

Due to the large number of premium pups, Norman Animal Welfare Center decided to break up the adoption process.

“The day after we made the initial release about these 65 dogs, I think the animal shelter had over 500 calls,” said Sarah Jensen, with the Norman Police Department. “Poodles, miniature poodles, Pekingese, Pomeranian’s, things that people really want.”

At the second event, two female dogs and 16 puppies will be available for adoption, including Miniature Poodles and Shih Tzus.

All of the dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Anyone interested in adopting one of the dogs is asked to complete a registration form and send it by email to Animal.Welfare@NormanOK.gov. Potential adopters can find the registration form, along with bios and photos of the dogs, on the Norman Animal Welfare Center website.

The event will take place on Nov. 14.

Email registrations will be accepted through noon on Nov. 13, and in-person registrations will also be accepted from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the day of the event. If you registered for the previous adoption event, you only need to send your name and phone number to the email listed above.

“There will be that $60 adoption fee, people will have to fill out the application, but that’s it,” said Sarah Jensen, with the Norman Police Department.

Each applicant will be given an ID number that will be drawn at random beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. Those selected will get their choice of a dog until all the available pooches have been adopted.

Potential adopters must be there in-person, bring a photo ID and check-in with Animal Welfare Center staff to be eligible for the drawing. The $60 adoption fee is required, and must be paid in cash on the day of the event. Each household will be limited to one dog.