All 46 puppies rescued from Dreamy Puppy pet store in November were adopted on Tuesday, the very first day they were available to the public at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
"We are so grateful to each of you for choosing to adopt a shelter puppy, and we're sure the puppies are pretty excited, too," shelter staff wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday, thanking those who adopted puppies.
Animal Control officers seized the puppies from Dreamy Puppy in Chantilly, Virginia. just before Thanksgiving last year after receiving multiple complaints from patrons who were concerned about the dogs’ health and whether they were actually old enough for adoption.
Kay Trinidad, who adopted a Yorkshire terrier from Dreamy Puppy, told NBC4 in November that her dog grew lethargic soon after she brought him home. An evaluation by a veterinarian determined the dog was likely not old enough to be taken away from his mother, Trinidad said, but Dreamy Puppy’s owners rejected her claims.
After Animal Control placed the puppies in the shelter's care, they underwent medical treatment and were then placed in foster homes, according to the shelter’s Facebook page. Shelter staff wrote that some of the foster families chose to adopt the dogs they aided, but many were still available for adoption on Tuesday.
“We cannot thank our foster families enough for all the love they have poured into these puppies, and we are just so elated that at the end of all the court battles and waiting, we can help these puppies into their forever home,” shelter staff wrote on Facebook.
The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has yet to file charges in the case. Dreamy Puppy posted on their Facebook page as recently as May 7 that puppies are available in the store.