Wayne County shelter seeks vacation home for adoptable dogs

WOOSTER Trapped at home and looking for companionship for Christmas?

The Wayne County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center has an offer that will warm your heart and give a dog a warning home for the holidays.

The center is asking the community to have a sleepover with one of their adoptable dogs this Christmas. The goal is to empty the shelter for Christmas Day by placing the dogs in a temporary foster home and possibly getting more dogs adopted.

Stephanie Kurzenberger, the shelter’s lead canine technician, said many families have expressed interest in the program. Now the shelter needs more than a dozen dogs with the right families.

The dogs will return home with their foster families on Christmas Eve and then return on December 26. Families who have enjoyed their dog can also apply to adopt the dog and give it a forever home.

For more information on Holiday Sleepover 2020, contact the Wayne County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center at 330-345-1018. To see all adoptable dogs at the shelter, visit waynedogshelter.org/adoptable-dogs.

Here are four of the 15 dogs available at the shelter as of Friday.

Skylar spent over a year at the Wayne County Dog Shelter.


Skylar is a 3 year old female terrier, American pit bull mix. She has been at the dog shelter for over a year and is full of energy. She is home trained and would do well with an active family. She’s a bit of a diva and should be the only pet in the house, Kurzenberger said.

Aspen is a Siberian husky mix that loves to be scratched and petted.


Aspen is a 2 year old female Siberian Husky mix. She is also very energetic but very affectionate. Kurzenberger advises that she be the only pet in the house.

Kodiak has some insecurities but bonds with people quickly.


Kodiak is a one and a half year old male English Sheepdog mix. He will need an experienced owner who understands his insecurities. He is very affectionate and protective. Kodiak is well trained with basic commands and is house trained.

Kady is a terrier and American pit bull mix who needs training to become her best dog.


Kady is a 2 year old terrier, American pit bull mix. She can be shy when meeting new people, but she warms up pretty quickly. She has also been very selective when meeting other dogs. His favorite pastimes are walks and shadow hunting.

Bette C. Alvarado