BOWIE, Md. - 2017 proved to be a successful year at Bowie Baysox games for the Diamond Dog of the Game as a total of nine dogs found new homes over the course of the season.
This marked the second year of the program and a total of 14 dogs have now been adopted over those two seasons.
The focus of the Diamond Dog of the Game program is to find suitable homes for dogs in the area that are in need and also to raise more awareness regarding pet adoption.
The Baysox partnered with seven local organizations to bring different canines out to the ballpark on a nightly basis: Chesapeake Cats & Dogs, Humane Society of Calvert County, Partnership for Animal Welfare, PG County Shelter, SPCA of Anne Arundel County, SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County and Bowie CLAW.
Below is a list of the dogs that were brought home by various families during the 2017 season:
Belle-Keeshound Humane Society of Calvert County
Bugs-Greyhound & Dutch Shepard Mix SPCA/Humane Society of PG County
Emmy-Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Partnership for Animal Welfare
Murphy-Older Mixed Breed Dog Bowie CLAW/Black Dogs & Co.
Harry-Beagle Bowie CLAW/Beagle Rescue of So. Maryland
Zack-Black Lab Bowie CLAW/LRCP
Rosie-Beagle Humane Society of Calvert County
Luna-Beagle Mix SPCA/Humane Society of PG County
Matilda-Redbone Coonhound Chesapeake Cats & Dogs
The Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The 2017 Baysox season has ended, but the team will return in 2018 to celebrate its 26th Season. The team's 2018 home opener will be Thursday, April 5 against the Harrisburg Senators at 6:35 p.m. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit www.baysox.com.
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