Garland shelter sends dogs to Pacific Northwest

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More dogs from a North Texas shelter are headed to the Pacific Northwest to look for new homes.

The 20 dogs from the Garland animal shelter will be put up for adoption in Idaho and Washington.

Officials say that while Garland and other cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have a surplus of stray and abandoned dogs, there is actually a demand for pets in the Pacific Northwest.

The move frees up space at the Garland shelter and ensures that dogs will not be euthanized.

“They don’t have the same stray dog problem that we see down in the south. So they’re gonna help our issue by taking some animals out and getting them into loving environments,” said Amy Dunphy with the Garland animal shelter.

Other North Texas shelters have found success as well sending pets to adoption agencies across the country.