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Looking to Adopt a Rescue Dog? Local Rescuer Bringing Puppies to Avon Area

School groups, businesses and families are getting ready to help support eight puppies from Tennessee until they find forever homes.

Photo Credit: Jan Borreil
Photo Credit: Jan Borreil
This article was posted by Jessie Sawyer. It was written and reported by Farmington Patch Local Editor Kaitlin McCallum. 

Jan Borreil has been rescuing dogs for a while – pulling them out of high-kill shelters in the South and caring for them in her Farmington home until she can find permanent families for them. Borreil works as part of Emily’s Friends Rescue Group.   

Today she’s in Tennessee and starts the trip back with a very special group of rescue dogs – eight 12-week-old puppies. Accompanying Borreil is Farmington author Teresa Pelham, who published “Roxy’s Forever Home,” a children’s book telling the story of how, with Borreil’s help, a rescue dog from Tennessee made its way into her home and her family’s heart.   

The puppies were born to a bassett hound, the beloved companion of a homeless man in Tennessee. A rescuer who works with Borreil came across the man and offered to take the puppies. Borreil and Pelham hoped to help the man during their trip to Tennessee.   

The puppies will be getting some help, too, when they get back to Farmington. Several local families have volunteered to foster the puppies and Bows & Bandanas has offered to groom them. An adoption event will be hosted by Green Dog Market on April 27.   

Students at Noah Wallace School are also sponsoring the puppies through their Paws for a Cause program. Led by art teacher Suzanne Magnee, students are creating ceramic dog bowls to be sold around town. Read more about the school's Paws for a Causehere.   

Read entries about the puppies on Pelham’s blog here.   

Anyone who is interested in learning more about adopting the puppies or supporting Emily’s Friends Rescue Group may email Jan Borreil at jan@emilysfriendsrescue.com.

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