Guests could sign up on Facebook and filled out applications online so they would already be pre-approved if they selected a dog at the event.
Chicago resident Dana Land heard about Dog Speed Dating on Facebook, and drove in from the city with her three friends to meet the adoptable dogs."I think this is a great idea—it's a great way to highlight rescues," Land said.
before vans driven by volunteers bring them up to the Morton Grove shelter each week.
The shelter is funded through private donations, adoption fees, and sales from an in-house pet supply store that opened last year, officials said.
Out of about 20 families who pre-registered for the event about 14 showed up, according to Brill.
The shelter's goal for the night was to make it as easy as possible for people to adopt.
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