The Front Street Animal shelter is now home to 214 dogs. The thing is, they only have 97 kennels.

A lot of these dogs are behaviorly sound and they have quality health so for us it's just about, 'hey let's try to hold on to them until the community is ready to make those adoption efforts.'"

Spokesman Bobby Mann says you can adopt a dog for just $17 during a special adoption event this weekend at the Petsmart on the corner of Watt Avenue and Arden Way.  And there are plenty of incentives:  

"You get a microchip, up to date vaccines, if you're a city resident you get a city licence, it comes with a small bag of dog food, you get an ID tag and not to mention - you're saving a life - which of course, is priceless."

You can adopt a shelter dog at Petsmart between 11am and 2pm Saturday or Sunday.  Cats and kittens will be be available at the Front Street Animal Shelter.  Those over a year of age are also just $17.