BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Pet Supplies Plus held a Dog Adoption Day on Saturday. Candidates who had their applications cleared were encouraged to stop by and adopt a furry friend.

Pet Supplies Plus is a medium-sized pet store in the plaza in Berkeley Heights. Aside from offering top-quality pet supplies, the business also has pets on sale and for adoption. Last weekend, one of the adoption agencies stopped by to offer its dogs for adoption.

According to Andrea Corsie, assistant manager of Pet Supplies Plus, the store often holds these adopting events frequently. “We have these events every other Saturday or when rescues or pet shelters contact us,” Corsie said.

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“But it’s usually within weeks that they do,” Corsie said. “We usually have the same shelter-Home for Good, stop by. This is the first time we’ve used Best Friend Adoption Agency.”  

Before anyone can adopt a pet, there is a screening process that they have to go through.

“We usually have people fill out an application and go through a home screening before they are invited to come to the Adoption Day. They also have to pay a fee for shots and other materials before they can take the pet home,” she said.

“Most of the animals that we offer at these adoption days are dogs, but we are trying to get cats to come too,” she said. “So far, a lot of people are looking to adopt dogs and we hope the same comes true about cats.”