For­mer Puppy Barn pets now avail­able for $300

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS - By Tren­to­nian Staff

Pup­pies that were re­cently sur­ren­dered by Puppy Barn after the busi­ness closed due to par­vovirus are now avail­able for adop­tion.

“Ap­pli­ca­tions will be avail­able to any­one who is in­ter­ested in one of these pup­pies,” Burling­ton County Free­holder Di­rec­tor Bruce Gar­ganio said in a writ­ten state­ment. “How­ever, we will be giv­ing pri­or­ity to Burling­ton County res­i­dents.”

Puppy Barn, which was lo­cated on Route 206, closed at the end of last month after county of­fi­cials quar­an­tined the fa­cil­ity due to par­vovirus. The an­i­mals were then trans­ported to the Burling­ton County An­i­mal Shel­ter, and all pets that have been cleared by a vet­eri­nar­ian are now avail­able for adop­tion.

The an­i­mal shel­ter will ac­cept ap­pli­ca­tions to adopt the an­i­mals un­til Fe­bru­ary 22. The ap­pli­ca­tion must be com­pleted on­line at Pe­tango.com.

“Ap­proved adopters will be put into a lottery sys­tem and num­bers will be drawn us­ing a ran­dom num­ber gen­er­a­tor to en­sure every­one gets a fair shot at adopt­ing one of these pup­pies,” Gar­ganio said.

The cost to adopt a puppy will be $300, and se­lected adopters will be no­ti­fied by Fe­bru­ary 28 with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about the adop­tion process.

“Each of these pup­pies were posted for sale be­tween $1,000 and $1,500 at the Puppy Barn,” Gar­ganio said. “Our $300 adop­tion fee will not only cover the associated vet costs nec­es­sary to get these pup­pies back to good health, but also in­cludes a month of pet in­sur­ance, mi­cro-chip­ping, and spay or neuter.”

All pro­ceeds from adop­tions will be used to spon­sor the free adop­tion of an an­i­mal cur­rently at the shel­ter.

“In this way by adopt­ing a puppy you are sav­ing two an­i­mals,” Gar­ganio said. “We don’t want the many great pets al­ready at the shel­ter to be over­looked.”

The breeds of pup­pies avail­able for adop­tion in­clude:

• Mal­tese

• Pekapoo

• Bi­chon

• Pomera­nian

• Cocker Spaniel

• Aus­tralian Shep­herd

• Bea­gle-Bas­set

• Bor­der Col­lie

• Nor­we­gian Elkhound

• Springer Spaniel

• Cock­apoo

• Coon­hound

• Weimaraner

For more in­for­ma­tion, cit­i­zens can email the shel­ter at an­i­mals@ co.burling­ton.nj.us, or call 609-265– 5073.

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Puppy Barn on Route 206 has closed per­ma­nently due to par­vovirus.

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