HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hundreds of hopeful dog parents are awaiting some good news.

Sunday was the day to apply to adopt of the puppies seized from Tampa breeder due to poor living conditions. There was a huge turnout of applicants at the All People’s Life Center.

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County commissioners approved fees for the puppies and dogs that were confiscated from the Toyland Pet Resort in September.

More than 300 dogs will be put up for adoption. Volunteers spend the past two months taking care of the dogs and getting them ready for new homes.

Hillsborough County Pet Resources say they received countless calls from folks wanting to adopt the dogs. The dogs are mostly puppies and small breeds.

“It’s great to see that most of these dogs have 10-15 years of a normal life ahead of them instead of the conditions they came from,” said Scott Trebatoski, Director of Pet Resources.

The dogs were seized from a Diana Street home in September.

For those who applied in person on Sunday, their applications will be reviewed. A lottery will be drawn on Thursday. Winners will be sent an email and they can pick out the dog next Sunday.

For more information, visit https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/newsroom/2019/09/25/whats-next-for-over-300-rescue-puppies