TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – The breed of the 6 puppies recently abandoned is still unknown, but that is not keeping hundreds of hopeful owners away.
DNA results are still one week away, and will show if there is any pit bull in the dogs.
The Toledo Humane Society brings dogs and cats that have been abandoned in every day, but applicants from around the world are interested in the 6 abandoned puppies, and employees at the shelter say it is due to the circumstances.
"I think the draw of these guys is because were locked in a suitcase and the aspect of it that the gentleman left his name on the suitcase and things like and because they are so cute, that's led to such a draw." said Cyndi Condit of the Toledo Humane Society.
In their fourth week of fame, the dogs have tripled in weight, and are very healthy.
Applications can be filled out now, but will not be accepted until May 11. Their scheduled adoption date is May 22. Condit says a lot will be learned about the dogs in that time:
"Not only will the puppies be at least eight weeks old, we weren't exactly sure of their birth date so we know for sure they will be at least eight weeks old. By that time they'll all have been spayed or neutered, had their shots and had their vet check ups, so we'll know they're all healthy. We'll also have the results back from the DNA tests, so we'll be able to verify to the adopters, what breed they are."
The possibility of the dogs being pit bulls is what determined their May 22 adoption date. A state law stating pit bulls are no longer a vicious breed will take effect May 21.
"They all will find very good homes, we'll make sure they all get great homes. We have just as high a standard for these puppies just as we do for any of the animals we adopt out." Condit said.
Beginning at 11 a.m. on 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. on Friday, May 11 through 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. It is free to submit.
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 on Friday, May 18. Potential adopters whose names have been drawn must be able to come to TAHS during business hours on 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.