Adopting Dogs During Quarantine


Alexis Bitnar, Fresh Face Editor

Since we’re all stuck at home many people are considering adopting pets to help make them feel less lonely at home.

Shelters are closed but many are providing online meet and greats and curbside pick up. National Geographic had a  poll of 2,200 people in the U.S. found that 20 percent have considered adopting a pet during this time of social distancing and quarantining and 17 percent would foster pets.

Nick Hennen was one of the many people who adopted a dog – a Chihuahua-dachshund mix name Queso which he later changed to  Fauci, as in, Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the country’s foremost infectious disease experts and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“This doggo saved my sanity really,” said Hennen.

If you would like to adopt a dog during this quarantine The Humane Society is open by appointment and you can browse all available dogs and cats on their website