At an adoption event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Dog Play Day Care, 301 W. Central Road in Mount Prospect, Elgin-based Rescue Warrior Corp will be showing many of the 40 puppies it rescued last weekend.
The rescue of the dogs from shelters in Kentucky where they would be killed was "basically the largest transport that we have ever done," said Vanessa Chevarria, a board member.
Jolie McGrath, one of the owners of Happy Pet Parlor, the pet grooming business in Elk Grove Village where a van full of dogs was delivered to foster families, said the majority of the public will go to a rescue rather than a shelter to obtain a dog.
"Rescues go to the shelters, get the dogs that are on death row, get them vetted, put them in foster homes, get them used to being in homes and turn them into real dogs. Then people prefer to adopt them that way.
"For every 100 dogs that go into the shelter, maybe one person will adopt them," McGrath said.