The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society will show off some of its larger dogs for adoption 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply.
"Big Dogs Rule" will feature some of the humane society's larger canines, from a pair of beautiful, black Labrador retriever mixes named Benny and Bailey, to a gorgeous Great Pyrenees named Abby. Mixed breeds with shepherd, collie, husky and boxer in their makeup also will be available at the event. All canines are guaranteed to have great personalities, according to the humane society, and all are need permanent, loving homes.
"Larger dogs, especially black ones, are often overlooked when people visit the animal shelter," explains Cheri Hibbs, DBCHS Saturday manager and planner of the event. "Yet the bigger adults are often the sweetest, most friendly dogs you'll find."
Hibbs notes that larger dogs are often the last to get adopted at an animal shelter, which means that many of them end up being put to sleep. "People tend to want the smaller breeds, but they need to take a second look at some of these big guys."