The Aquarium of Niagara was forced to close its doors due to COVID-19, but those empty hallways presented a great opportunity for local shelter dogs. Aquarium staff has continued to care for the aquarium’s marine life, and they joined forces with Niagara County SPCA to bring a little extra joy to the lives of two shelter dogs.
Five-year-old Abby, a Siberian Husky mix, and two-year-old shepherd mix named Daphne had the experience of a lifetime when they were invited on a private tour of the aquarium. The excited pups were introduced to animals they never even knew existed. Not only did these shelter dogs enjoy a fun field trip, the excursion is also a unique way to help the pair get adopted.
Watch the cute video here!
Gary Siddal, executive director of the Aquarium of Niagara, told WGRZ,
“As a home to ten rescued and non-releasable marine mammals, the Aquarium of Niagara knows how important it is to give animals a second chance at life. 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.”
The video of the two dogs touring the aquarium is the perfect heart-warming distraction from everything else in the news. The dogs had freedom to prance down the halls and stare in wonder at the interesting animals behind the glass.
Both Abby and Daphne are currently up for adoption with Niagara County SPCA in New York. The shelter has faced numerous challenges in recent weeks, but their life-saving efforts are in full force.
Shelter staff and local animal rescuers are continuing to take in and care for animals. They have dozens of animals that are currently looking for fosters and forever families.
There’s Beethoven, a deaf sweetheart who has been returned to the shelter twice (neither time was his fault).
And don’t forget about beautiful Blue. She’s a 3-year-old Alaskan husky mix looking for love.
While the rest of the world might be at a standstill, time doesn’t stop for the country’s shelter dogs. They’re still looking for loving homes. Now could be the perfect time to adopt a new member to your family.
If you’re interested in any of the dogs at Niagara County SPCA, visit their website!