Geauga Humane Society trying to get dog with longest stay at shelter adopted

Miss Mavis (Source: WOIO)
Miss Mavis (Source: WOIO)
Miss Mavis (Source: WOIO)
Miss Mavis (Source: WOIO)
Rescue Village (Source: WOIO)
Rescue Village (Source: WOIO)

NOVELTY, OH (WOIO) - The Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village is opening their shelter Wednesday to get their longest dog resident adopted!

The shelter, which is usually closed on Wednesday, will be open on from noon to 2 p.m. for a special adoption event.

The 3-year-old pitbull mix's name is Mavis. She came to the shelter heartworm positive and had to undergo painful treatment. She is playful and is refereed to as the "mama dog" in the shelter's group.

She's recovered and is now hoping someone will welcome her to their home. Her animal tech, Will Zaslavsky, says she's obedient.

"We've taught her some basic obedience as you can tell: sit, target training, We've worked on our leash walking and she's been improving with all that. She's proven to be a really smart dog," he said.

Staffers are also hopeful that those who stop by to see Mavis, will check out the other animals also in need of homes.

"Anyone can go out and find a puppy to buy, a purebred puppy but adopting something is so much different because you're really giving it a new home," said Leah Backo, Marketing & PR Coordinator.

The shelter will participate in this year's "Woofstock," Northeast Ohio's largest dog festival.  You can click here to find out more about it.

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