adopt a puppy

There are 36 dogs, like this one, in need of a good home. (CBC)

Winnipeg's adopt-a-dog program continues Sunday with 36 dogs up for adoption. 

Leland Gordon, chief operating officer of the city's animal services department, said if people are trying to find a dog, adoption is a good option. 

"Make sure you consider adopting first because there are so many homeless dogs out there that need a home," said Leland. "It's a tremendously good feeling that you'll get when you adopt one of these animals."

Gordon said most animals that come into Animal Services do find a good home. "Nintey-four per cent of the animals that come in leave alive and they either go home to their owners or they're adopted or they go home to their rescue, which is an amazing statistic," said Gordon.

 The price for adopting a dog is $99 — that includes the price of the canine's licence, basic shots, micro chip, spaying or neutering, a bag of dog food and pet health insurance.