Adoption process begins Tuesday for Havanese dogs rescued in Adams County

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. - Some of the 118 Havanese dogs rescued from an Adams County home on July 9 will go up for adoption Tuesday morning.

When authorities seized the 118 Havanese dogs from the Adams County home, they  were covered in fur matted with urine and feces. Half of the dogs were taken to the Adams County Animal Shelter for care and the rest were taken to the Denver Dumb Friends League.

The dogs were rescued from a home at 8303 Quail Run Road. According to Assistant Adams County Administrator Ruth Kedzior, the owner was a Havanese breeder.

"I think he just felt that the situation got out of control and it was just too much for him to handle," Kedzior said after the dogs were confiscated.

Applications for the adoptions of the dogs at the Adams County Animal Shelter will be accepted Tuesday morning when the shelter opens at 10 am. Those people whose applications that get approved will get to meet the dogs. The approved applications will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.

A random lottery will be used if there are multiple interests in the same dog. Families are limited to one adoption and will be required to pay a $100 adoption fee that includes spay or neuter, microchip and vaccines.

These Havanese dogs are described as cheerful, intelligent and family-friendly. Their long fur coats require routine grooming.