40 dogs adopted after Franklin County Dog Shelter's 'Thanksgiving Sleepover'

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — The Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center said Saturday 40 dogs have been adopted from a holiday sleepover hosted over the Thanksgiving holiday,

In its second year, the program allows central Ohioans to take home a dog for the holiday weekend to see if the pet is a good fit.

Shelter Director Kaye Persinger said, last year, throughout the three holiday sleepovers, 90 percent of the dogs did not return to the shelter, either staying with the sleepover families or being adopted by friends or others.

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Over Thanksgiving this year, 84 dogs went home for sleepovers, Persinger said in a news release.

The shelter on Facebook said it expects more animals will be adopted "as folks discover what they're missing now that their dog is back at the shelter."

The shelter's Christmas Sleepover will be from Monday, Dec. 23 to Friday, Dec. 27.