Looking for love?

February 14th, 2014 | by Lorraine Whetstone | Comments

Kona shows love So my dog, Kona, got his dogsitter these gifts for Valentine’s Day:  white roses (symbolizing purity),  Snoopy box of chocolates and a card that plays ”Who Let the Dogs Out?”

He loves her. She loves him. Last year, she left him a card that said “Be Mine.” I feared a kidnapping.

I assume he’s planning a lobster and steak dinner for me tonight.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself,” wrote humorist Josh Billings.

If you’re looking for that kind of love, it’s waiting for you at the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival in Indio,  starting on Valentine’s Day through Feb. 23.

For the first time, homeless dogs will be there for you to adopt, and for less than a box of chocolates or a dozen roses — just $20.

That’s quite a deal because they’re also spayed or neutered, microchipped and have their current vaccinations. Many also have been professionally groomed for free by Zuri Pet Spa & Resort in San Juan Capistrano.

They come from the county’s two largest shelters: Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms and the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.

I found Kona, emaciated and covered in ticks, munching on a ripped-open bag of dog food at Walmart.

Here’s to you making such a special find, too.

For more information about the fair, visit www.datefest.org

Some dogs up for adoption:

i am readywho likes poodleswho wants one of these two cutiesperfectly groomed poochone fluffy one sorta fluffy


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