Dozens of pets hope to find new homes soon, through mega adoption day.
PAWS Humane Society teamed up with Pet-Co on East State Street to host the first adoption event, where other adoption agencies were on hand for families to check out a few furry friends.
People could apply to adopt a kitten or dog. Agencies will then do a home visit and check references before sending the pet to a new owner.
One local family hopes they're approved for a new addition.
"He was pretty much exactly what he was looking for, he was friendly, he loved to be pet, and then just seeing all the other dogs around him, he was good with them. so I think he'd be a perfect fit," said Rachel Balk.
Organizers say they hope to make this an annual event. You can still adopt a pet through any of the local agencies like PAWS.