California dog adoption rate is up since one shelter began offering dog DNA test

March 23, 2015
A California animal shelter is now offering a DNA test on their available dogs, and adoption rates are going up. According to a March 22 report by Fox Carolina News, the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA in Burlingame began offering free doggy DNA tests under the slogan “Who’s Your Daddy?”

 

The test, valued at $50, is said to have upped the adoption rate of two batches of lookalike Chihuahua’s back in February. All dogs tested were placed within two weeks, which is twice as fast as untested dogs in the previous months.

 

The brainchild of Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA senior vice president Scott Delucchi, the idea came as a way to make the dogs more unique. A Chihuahua-Australian shepherd-Jack Russell terrier-collie became a Kiwi collier, and a golden retriever-miniature pinscher-Chihuahua became a golden Chinscher.

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