Companion Animal Science Program Hosting Adoption Event

The event will also help researchers at Texas Tech in their study of best adoption practices.

WHAT: Texas Tech University Companion Animal Science Program animal adoption event.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3)

WHERE: Texas Tech Livestock Arena, next to Animal & Food Sciences Building on Indiana Avenue.

EVENT: The Texas Tech University Companion Animal Science Program will host the first of several pet adoption events throughout the spring in an effort to not only find forever homes for lovable pets but also study the effectiveness of community adoption events.

The event will feature 21 adoptable dogs from local rescue facilities that are ready to be adopted. The prices for adoption will depend on the rescue facility handling the adoption for a particular dog.

Additional adoption events will be held Feb. 17, March 17, March 31, April 28 and May 12.

Researchers from the Department of Animal & Food Sciences’ Companion Animal Science Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources will also be observing the event as part of a study to better understand community adoption events. It is approved by the Human Research Protection Program at Texas Tech.

CONTACT: Alexandra Protopopova, assistant professor, Department of Animal & Food Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2882 or

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The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Animal and Food Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Natural Resources Management

The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.