RICHLAND, Wash.-- Shelter shows off dogs at farmers market. Benton County Animal Control is not only finding homes for dogs at the shelter, animal control officers are bringing dogs down to the Richland Farmer's Market for people to see.
It is good for the dogs to be socialized with other dogs that people bring to the market, adults and even children. Animal Control Officer Mandy Garcia says "what we are doing is taking some dogs down there that need homes. So they get used to people."
Socializing the dogs helps them become more adoptable. Benton County Animal Control is also trying to get their name out so people know where to find them. Staff will be bringing the dogs down to the farmer's market every Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:30.
The new animal control location opened last February in Kennewick. Since they opened the facility, more than 120 dogs have been adopted out.