Helping man's best friend

By Alicia Nieves

June 14, 2014 Updated Jun 14, 2014 at 7:10 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County Dog Shelter opened its doors for an open house, hoping for donations and adoptions.

Dozens of people stopped by and donated food, toys, and their time.
Some people took a few dogs out for a walk, while others took a dog home.

On average the shelter has six to eight dogs adopted in a week.
Saturday morning, before noon, three dogs were adopted.

"We had a yellow lab, who's about a year old, and a little Shitzu-mix that just got adopted, and I believe somebody just adopted a Yorkie," said Kelly Conlon, manager of the Broome County Dog Shelter.

There are more than 30 dogs at the shelter and Conlon said 15 are available for adoption.

With the turnout they received Saturday, the Broome County Dog Shelter said they are considering opening on the weekends or holding events like this more often.