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Over 60? Adopt a dog, get a discount

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It’s a perfect time for older adults who want to adopt a dog. Purina is donating $50 toward the cost of every dog adopted at SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. by people 60 or over. The pet-food giant has given SpokAnimal $5,000 for the program.

“Purina realizes having a pet can make an impact on a person’s life,” said Gail Mackie, executive director of SpokAnimal, 710 N. Napa St.

Purina has been making the donation for years, but because of a change in the program, Mackie said, the shelter had to wait until June this year. The discount will be available until the money runs out. Mackie said dogs usually cost anywhere between $25 to $300, depending on the breed.

Pet lovers interested in adopting a dog and getting the discount must show proof of age at the shelter. SpokAnimal is one of three shelters in Washington where the program is offered; the other two are on the West Side. For more information, call 534-8133, or go to

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