Humane Society Naples’ new satellite adoption center, von Arx Adoption Center, is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, December 7th. This new satellite adoption center, located at 2400-7 Immokalee Road in the Greentree Center, presents the opportunity for HSN to assist even more animals in our community searching for their furever homes.
“We are so excited to be opening up this new chapter in our organization’s history,” said Sarah Baeckler Davis, HSN’s executive director. “This new adoption center not only increases the number of animals we can have up for adoption at any one time, but it also brings us closer to a new part of the community here in North Naples.”
The new 3,000 sq. ft. center focuses solely on adoptions and is being generously underwritten by Dolph and Sharon von Arx. At capacity it can hold up to 40 dogs, cats and small animals. With bright open dog kennels and cat rooms, Humane Society Naples hopes to provide both its adoption center residents and potential adopters with a positive experience that removes any of the negative stigmas some might still associate with animal shelters.
“We know that people sometimes are afraid to visit shelters because they are worried they will feel sad or depressed,” Baeckler Davis said. “But this is an opportunity to meet adoptable pets in a fun, comfortable retail environment.”
HSN is using this new adoption center as a test model for potentially more satellite adoption centers in the future.
“Collier County is enormous,” Baeckler Davis said. “And there are no centers to adopt a dog on Marco Island or the Immokalee/Ave Maria area. Really until now, if you wanted to visit an adoption center, you were limited to a small section of the county. We are planning on changing that and this center is the first step.
“We are grateful to Dolph and Sharon for their continued belief in our organization and its mission and to all the other incredible donors and volunteers who make this work possible.”
The von Arx Adoption Center will be open Tuesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm. It is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Potential adopters can call 239-643-1555 for more information.