(BLOOMINGTON) - October is adopt a dog month at the Bloomington Animal Shelter.
Virgil Sauder, manager of the shelter, says dog adoptions fees have been dropped to $40. All dogs are vaccinated, heartworm tested and spayed or neutered and micro-chipped.
The new owner will also receive a free bag of dog food and a free visit to any veterinarian in Bloomington.
Those looking for the perfect pet can also speak to an adoption counselor to people decide which dog will be the best to fit in the family.
Those who adopt a dog during this month will be entered in a raffle to win a gift basket with dog toys, treats and obedience class certificates from Mad4MyDog Training in Elletsville and Applied Canine Behaviors in Bloomington.
On October 27th the shelter will be participating in "Arfpocalypse" at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville. The event is one of Indiana's largest dog adoption events.
Participants and shelters register their dogs and bring them dressed in costumes in order to break the Guinness World Record for largest costumed dog gathering.
There will be music from Here Come the Mummies, a Nashville, Tenn. based funk/R&B band that performs in mummy costumes. The event will also provide food and dogs available for adoption.
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