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Orange County Announces Adoption Event Aimed at Helping Longest Resident

“Pick Nick Saturday” Event this Saturday at Animal Services

Orange County Animal ServicesOrange County, Fla. – Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) announced today it is hosting an adoption event this Saturday, March 25, 2023 for the benefit of a single dog, the shelter’s longest dog resident Nicholas (A505387). The event will take place during the shelter’s adoption hours which are 10 a.m. through 6 p.m.

“Nicholas has been in our care for 95 days now,” said Diane Summers, manager for Orange County Animal Services. “During that time he’s become a favorite of our staff and volunteers; he has a sweet demeanor and is a young healthy dog, estimated to be around three years old. We’ve done so much to highlight this guy – including a special banner on his cage to draw attention, flyers in his honor posted up around the building, multiple pushes for him on our social media platforms but still sadly haven’t found his right person. We’re hoping by hosting this event we can match him the family he deserves.”

Nicholas was brought to Orange County Animal Services on December 18, 2022 by a resident who had found him loose at a nearby intersection. Unfortunately no owner came forward and so Nicholas’s background remains a mystery.

“With him being here for a longer period of time, we’ve had the opportunity to get to know him, his likes and dislikes,” said Summers. “He loves playing with toys, is easily handled and walked, loves treats and is motivated by them to learn. We do believe, based on the reactivity he’s shown to other dogs, he would do best as the only dog in his future home.”

During this Saturday’s “Pick Nick” event, the shelter will be placing Nicholas in its front play yard, inviting guests to interact with him directly and with ease. The shelter last hosted a similar event, Blue Diamond Day, in May 2022 and the event led to the adoption of the featured pet.

Nicholas is available for adoption for $55. He has already been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and so is ready to depart immediately with his new family. More information about the shelter’s adoption process can be found here.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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