Former Puppy Barn pets now available for $300
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:
• Cocker Spaniel
• Australian Shepherd
• Border Collie
• Norwegian Elkhound
• Springer Spaniel
For more information, citizens can email the shelter at animals@ co.burlington.nj.us, or call 609-265– 5073.
Puppy Barn on Route 206 has closed permanently due to parvovirus.