Adoption process begins for 'Suitcase 6' puppies

MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Toledo Area Humane Society is beginning the processing of adopting the "Suitcase 6" pit bull mix puppies found abandoned in north Toledo.

Now only five of the puppies and their mom, Maddie, need new homes. The family that has been fostering them for the past month will get the opportunity to keep one of the little boys.

Demand is expected to be high, so the Humane Society has put together a lottery system through which interested people can apply.

Beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, the specially-marked adoption applications will be available on the Humane Society website (adoption form is at the very bottom of the page) and at the business located at 1920 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.

The applications can be submitted beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11 through 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. It is free to submit. Forms can be submitted by mail, e-mail, or by dropping them off by hand.

Once the application deadline passes, the Humane Society will do a random drawing for each of the puppies and the mother dog. Potential adopters whose applications have been drawn will be notified Friday, May 18. Potential adopters whose names have been drawn must be able to come to TAHS during business hours Tuesday, May 22 in order to adopt.

Each household can only submit one application. Each name drawn will only be able to adopt one dog.

The adoption fee is $200 per dog.

The Humane Society would like to point out that the lottery is to draw potential adoptees. All interested parties must then pass the standard adoption requirements.

"We want to make sure that they go to a good home, a home that's a good match for their personality. Doing our adoption program, we try to make sure that people have considered their lifestyle, the puppies personality, and make sure that's a good match to go to a good home," said Debbie Johnson of the TAHS.

The humane society says anyone who has a loving heart and home can apply, even people from out of the state.

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