Guess the puppy available for adoption Friday, Feb. 18

Many other animals are also available for adoption from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control

The dog a Minneapolis woman allegedly attempted to ship through the mail is available for adoption Friday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Guess the puppy has generated lots of media attention and the interest in adopting the animal is high; however, only one household will be able to adopt the puppy. Minneapolis Animal Care & Control wants to remind pet lovers that there are many other dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and others that are available for adoption. More than 500 animals are adopted to the public every year. Those interested in adopting any animal should visit the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control shelter at 212 17th Avenue North. Shelter hours are 2 – 7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed on Sundays.

Adoption process for Guess

While Minneapolis’ adoption policy is a general first-come first-served policy, the process does involve a basic screening of potential owners to ensure that the owner and adopted animal are an appropriate fit for each other. Because there has been so much interest from the community in adopting Guess, a procedure has been set up that will include a drawing of prospective owners.  

People with an interest in adopting Guess should come to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control and submit their names for the drawing promptly at 2 p.m. At about 2:15 p.m. up to 10 names will be drawn and numbered sequentially. The people whose names are selected will fill out a brief screening application to determine compatibility to adopt the puppy. The first person whose name is drawn and is determined eligible to adopt the puppy will pay the standard adoption fee and appropriate pet license fees before being able to take Guess home. The person will also sign an agreement form to have Guess neutered at "Spay Day" before being able to take Guess home.

"Pet of the Week"

The City of Minneapolis is also starting a "Pet of the Week" promotion. Each week, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control will post on the City's Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/cityofminneapolis) a picture and description of an animal that is available for adoption. Those interested in adopting the featured pet should contact Minneapolis Animal Care & Control by visiting the shelter or calling 311. Shelter hours are 2 – 7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed on Sundays. Minneapolis Animal Care and Control encourages everyone thinking about adopting an animal to be a responsible pet owner: before you look for a pet, think about what type of pet will fit your lifestyle. This will ensure a happy home for you and your new companion.

To adopt any pet from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control, you must:

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control reserves the right to deny any adoption application. Adoptions are handled on a first come, first served basis and partial payments or down payments are not accepted. All animals are given an exam prior to becoming available for adoption; however, MACC cannot guarantee that these animals have not been exposed to an illness prior to coming to our shelter.

Published Feb. 15, 2011