BEREA, Ohio — Good things are happening in the Dawg Pound.
Not just inside FirstEnergy Stadium, but at the Cleveland Browns' practice facility in Berea. That's where the team's Puppy Pound has adopted out more than 400 puppies to their forever homes.
The team hosts the Puppy Pound during training camp, a tradition that began in 2015. Since then, 442 adoptions have occurred, with 82 of those taking place this year.
In order to celebrate the milestone number of adoptions, Sugardale, the Puppy Pound's presenting partner, is donating $5,000 to the Northeast Ohio SPCA.
“The Northeast Ohio SPCA is humbled to receive such a generous donation from Sugardale,” Jeff Kocian, executive director of the Northeast Ohio SPCA, said in a news release issued by the Browns. “Our shelter is determined to turn the lives of shelter animals around by helping them find a forever home that will love them and accept them as part of their family. Many of the animals that come through our shelter experience a lonely start to their lives, but together, we can help every pet find a loving and accepting family. We extend our deepest gratitude to Sugardale and the Browns for helping us save the lives of so many furry friends during Browns training camp. We are truly blessed to have the continued support of such wonderful partners.”
The Northeast Ohio SPCA is a no-kill shelter located at 9555 Brookpark Road in Parma.