Posted By: Camila Orti
The new Humane Society adoption center opened its doors to the public today.
The $3-million 'Peiloch Adoption Center' is located at 70th and Hwy 2.
9-year-old visitor Scoie Daringer said she loved playing with the animals.
"You get to like play with them and cuddle them," Scoie said.
Some visitors, like Darlana Andersen from Beatrice, were already picking out pets to bring home.
"We had a dog when we were little that looked just like this, we just fell in love with him," Andersen said.
Executive Director Bob Downey says his goal with the new center is to keep the animals and the customers happy. With seven interaction rooms, visitors will have more space to meet future pets.
"You don't feel like you're in such a rush, and you can sit down and really make a conscientious decision," Downey said.
Although the building is actually smaller than the original Park Boulevard shelter, the new facility can house 30-40 dogs and approximately 60 cats, nearly doubling the capacity of the old center. In addition, Downey says he hopes the improved location and building appeal will encourage people to stop in and think about adopting.
"You can see animals even as you approach the building, looking out the windows at you, just gives people a different impression," Downey said.