Field of Dreams Rescue Finds Homes for Dogs

8 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, July 16 2011 Jul 16, 2011 Saturday, July 16, 2011 1:08:00 PM CDT July 16, 2011 in News
By: Amanda Sohaney

COLUMBIA - Field of Dreams Rescue held pet adoptions Saturday afternoon at the Columbia PetSmart. Several dogs, puppies and kittens were all in need of a "forever" home. "We don't have a shelter or facility that they are housed in," said Field of Dreams President Katy Fine.

"All the dogs are in foster homes where they're cared like they're our own pets," said Diane Jarvis, a dog fosterer.

Jarvis said she has fostered about 20 dogs since she started 2 1/2 years ago.

"Sometimes you'll have that special one that you have for awhile, that you really fall in love with," Jarvis said. "But then that special home comes along and you know that they're going to give them a better home than you could."

Fine said that typically only two or three dogs are adopted at every event. Joe McGennis was one of the few who adopted a dog at the event Saturday.

"I wanted to see what they have as far as dog stuff," said McGennis. "Then all of a sudden they're unloading dogs, and then here we are loading one up."

Field of Dreams Rescue is a no-kill, non-profit animal rescue corporation. All members are volunteers and it is funded through donations and adoption fees.

It usually holds dog adoptions at PetSmart on the third Saturday of every month, and they have kittens for adoption there for the entire month of July.

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