Pet adoption event seeks to find right home for dogs

More than a dozen dogs set to be euthanized began their journey to finding a permanent a home Saturday when the Newport Beach Plaza Retirement Community hosted its second annual pet adoption event.

As part of a fundraiser for Stella's Hope — a nonprofit that finds dogs a foster home until they're permanently adopted so they avoid euthanization — the retirement community Saturday welcomed between 15 and 20 dogs for prospective owners to meet.

None of the dogs are adopted at the event, retirement community spokeswoman Marilyn Williams said, but owners get to meet the animals and apply to have the dogs visit their home to see if it's a good fit.

Williams said at least 13 applications had been submitted before Saturday's event had concluded.

— Joseph Serna

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