Finding furry friends a forever home

By Julianne Peixoto

July 16, 2014 Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Humane Society held a 'Dog Adopt-A-Thon' Wednesday evening at the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger.

"For years we've considered it, but we're maybe a little more serious now than we had been," said Sharon McGuinness.

She and her family are currently searching for a new addition to their family.

"We came to look at the dogs and see if there's any that we might be able to adopt," said 9-year-old Patrick McGuinness. "I wanna get one [a dog] because we have a nice backyard, we just need to fence in a little bit. I would play with him, I would take him for walks, feed him and give him water."

Fundraising Coordinator Kim Broderick said that rescue pets seem to be able to tell when they have been helped.

"They know they've been rescued," said Broderick. "They just want to be at your foot, be loved, in your lap, in your bed sometimes, on your couch, they just want that attention, they just wanna be with you."

One Humane Society volunteer has had firsthand experience with rescue pets.

"I have a rescue dog, she was abused," said Daniele Vick. "We’ve had her for nine years, and she’s been a great dog."

Currently, the Broome County Humane Society's shelter is at full capacity with 44 dogs.

For more information on how to adopt a dog or a cat, click here.