Blaze, a skinny little Beagle, is a real charmer. He was adopted at the TAS/Adopt-a-thon along with nine or ten other dogs from TAS South, East and West by some wonderful families, some who lined up even before the store opened on Saturday. Now that's dedication.
So that's the good news.
The bad news is that some people went home empty handed and that's unfortunate. The popularity of this event has kinda caught every one off guard and I hear some people in line weren't happy about the way it was organized. It's hard, though, because TAS staff absolutely have to meet the adoptive families in person before any dog can be adopted out to them and obviously the family will want to meet the dog. We don't want to discourage people from coming out in case the first few meet and greets don't work out but at the same time, making people wait around only to be disappointed is no fun either.
Right now, I can only remind people that while these events spotlight a very select group of dogs, there are plenty of other dogs waiting for homes at the Toronto Humane Society and other local rescues.
Thanks for all your support.