Ardmore Animal Care, Inc. has a “paw-some” night planned for potential adopters. 

The shelter is extending its hours for a special “After Hours Adoptions” event on Thursday. The shelter will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. to allow for individuals who work during business hours to potentially adopt a new furry friend.

“Some people can’t make it here during the day because they work a 9-5 job or can’t get here in time,” said Ardmore Animal Care, Inc. co-director Kasey Renteria. 

The summer months are the shelter’s busiest time of year due to animals having litters in the summer and Renteria said the shelter is “full to the brim” and hoping the later hours will allow people who haven’t been able to adopt the chance. 

Renteria said the shelter currently has an estimated 200 animals in house, though they typically receive dozens of animals on a daily bases. Some days the shelter sees hundreds of animals walk through its doors, pushing their already full capacity to its limit. Summer month adoptions are crucial in ensuring animals find a proper home and for the shelter to avoid having to euthanize any of the animals, Renteria said. 

“We get 100 new ones almost daily,” she said. “It’s way too many this time of year and it would be great to be able to find some of these animals homes.” 

The shelter, in addition to the extended hours, is offering special adoption rates, with cat adoptions running at $20 (they’re normally $40) and dog adoptions will also see a “special rate,” according to Renteria.

“We haven’t decided yet but there will be a special rate for our dog adoptions,” she said. 

Every adoption includes a free veterinary exam, deworming, initial vaccines and the animal will be spayed or neutered. The shelter has cats and dogs ranging from six weeks to 15 years old, all looking for their “furrever” home. Renteria said the shelter is looking forward to the opportunity to finding many of the animals homes on Thursday. 

“It would be so nice to see them find a home,” she said. 

Pictures of many of the animals available for adoption can be found on the shelter’s Facebook page and they can be contacted at (580)-223-7070.