Two shelter dogs from Niagara County SPCA recently went on a very special field trip thanks to Aquarium of Niagara who invited the pups to come enjoy the exhibits! The aquarium is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 and aquarium staff thought it would be nice to give the homeless dogs a reason to smile.
“As a home to 10 rescued and non-releasable marine mammals, the Aquarium of Niagara knows how important it is to give animals a second chance at life,” said Gary Siddall, executive director of the Aquarium of Niagara. “We hope that people will fall in love with these dogs as they enjoy their special excursion at the Aquarium and that someone will consider giving them a forever home.”
Abby, a 5-year-old Siberian husky mix, and Daphne, a 2-year-old shepherd mix, were able to tour the aquarium and enjoy viewing the fish and sea lions. It was a great experience for them to be able spend time outside of the shelter and encounter animals that they’ve never seen before!
“We are always looking for fun ways to engage our shelter animals while promoting their need for adoption. Seeing the shelter dogs in amazement as they looked at the exhibits was heartwarming to say the least and we are extremely grateful to Aquarium of Niagara for welcoming them with open arms,” said Kimberly LaRussa, director of community engagement at Niagara County SPCA.
Aquarium of Niagara said the well-behaved shelter dogs are invited back anytime, but hopefully they are adopted before then! View video at https://www.facebook.com/239082059504276/posts/2866960250049764/.