11 dogs taken from Golden Gate Estates home up for adoption Saturday - PHOTOS

Princess, a 7-month-old female Golden Retriever, is shy at first but very sweet. She will stick to your side. Princess was one of 11 dogs surrendered by a local breeder last week. Collier County Domestic Animal Services will host an adoption event for the dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at its Immokalee shelter on 430 Sgt. Joe Jones Road. Animal ID: 144087

Princess, a 7-month-old female Golden Retriever, is shy at first but very sweet. She will stick to your side. Princess was one of 11 dogs surrendered by a local breeder last week. Collier County Domestic Animal Services will host an adoption event for the dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at its Immokalee shelter on 430 Sgt. Joe Jones Road. Animal ID: 144087

Immokalee is hosting a lottery on Saturday.

No one will walk away with millions of dollars, but 11 rescued Labradors and golden retrievers will likely find new homes.

“They’re very well socialized and human-focused,” said Amanda Townsend, director of Collier County Domestic Animal Services. “They’ll make great family pets.”

The dogs were taken from a Golden Gate Estates home last week after their owner, Arthur Perkins, was evicted and surrendered 45 dogs to the county. Perkins was counseled by the county at least a dozen times on the care of his animals since 2005.

The adoptions will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the DAS facility at 430 Sgt. Joe Jones Road, Immokalee.

Four mother dogs and their puppies were taken to the Naples Humane Society and haven’t been put up for adoption yet. Saturday will be the first time anyone has had a chance to adopt any of the rescued dogs.

“We have a list of 72 people right now,” Townsend said. “We’ll end up having a lottery for the dogs if more than one person wants them. So we’re encouraging people to fill out the application early.”

Volunteers with Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida will be at the facility as well, talking to potential owners and educating them about proper animal care.

“Hopefully they’ll all be adopted out,” said group president Alesia Mata. “I’m sure they’ll make great pets. But right now they’re in great hands (at DAS), and we’re rallying right there with them.”

Cost for adopting the dogs is $85, Townsend said.

Two of the dogs have heartworms and will require medication and extra care. The others, Townsend said, are ready for new homes.

“We’re trying to get most of them spayed and neutered this week, but we probably won’t be able to get to them all,” Townsend said.

Anyone wanting to adopt the dogs can fill out an application at www.collierpets.com or call (239) 252-7387. DAS requires that all other animals at the home be current on rabies shots and county tags.

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