Saturday, November 27, 2021
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PVAS Yappy Hour webJoin Palm Valley Animal Society next week as they partner with Dogs Playing for Life and showcase many of their adoptable dogs during several special events at Palm Valley Animal Society.

Dogs Playing for Life, a national leader in teaching shelters how to provide stress-reducing animal enrichment, will be visiting PVAS, working to evaluate some of their animals and, more importantly, continue training their staff on how to effectively run playgroups for dogs. During the following times, they invite the public out to the shelter to see their pets in action in playgroups---and maybe find the perfect playmate to take home to adopt or foster.


Events are planned throughout the week with the final events on Friday at the PVAS location at 2501 W. Trenton Rd. in Edinburg. A Dogs ‘n’ Donuts event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and a Yappy Hour will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

Ensuring that each dog in the shelter receives the daily enrichment it needs while they are at the shelter is a priority. The Dogs Playing for Life program is the best way we can make that happen with so many dogs in care.

"We're so excited to have Dogs Playing for Life visiting us again," says Palm Valley Executive Director Donna Casamento. "Our shelter is at capacity, and we think this is a great way for adopters and fosters to see the true personalities of some of our pets."

All interested adopters and fosters will be able to take home their new pet the same day. During the month of October, all adoption fees are waived, and all pets leave healthy and with all age-appropriate vaccinations. Animals who are not yet spayed or neutered require a refundable surgery deposit.

Foster homes are provided all the supplies they need to care for the pet. Joining the foster community puts people in touch with other members of the community who care about pets and want to make a difference in the Rio Grande Valley.

"We know how hard PVAS works to help the pets of their community," says Mike Kaviani, chief program officer at Dogs Playing for Life. "We hope that lots of the community will come out to see the dogs having a blast in playgroups and that we might be able to help make many adoptions or foster matches."

About Palm Valley Animal Society

Palm Valley Animal Society (PVAS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization serving five municipalities in Hidalgo County, as well as the county at-large. PVAS operates two facilities in Edinburg, taking in approximately 20,000 animals on behalf of 550,000 residents each year. PVAS accepts stray animals from municipalities and counties who contract their services regardless of age, health, or breed, making them the largest intake facility in Hidalgo County, and one of the largest intake facilities in the country. More information is available on their social media outlets.