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Chargers Dog Draft: Fans asked to draft a new pet into the family

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - As the Chargers continue to build their team through the NFL draft, they are also trying to help you expand your family at home.

During Saturday's Chargers Draft Fest at Qualcomm Stadium, Petco hosted the first ever Chargers Dog Draft.

Some of the draft prospects included Prince a five-year-old doodle puppy. 

And there's others like Junior, a bulldog mix. 

“He's a good boy, gets along with other dogs and obviously very ball crazy,” said Megan Knight with Second Chance Dog Rescue.

"Saturday's going to be a full blown adoption event. We're going to have raffle prizes, a spin wheel, and about 20 to 30 dogs for adoption,” continued Knight.

The Chargers brought their idea for a Dog Draft to Second Chance Dog Rescue and it snowballed. What followed was a five star showcase.

“We've had so much fun between the photoshoots and video shoots and things like that we've gotten tons of interest in our dogs,” added Knight. “All of it has been great for us. We're very blessed to be a part of it.”

Knight is the group's president and says the number of dogs in San Diego that need homes is huge. 

“There's an endless amount, unfortunately. It's an endless process for us,” Knight said. “Whenever we adopt out a dog we get another one in. We have about 100 foster homes in San Diego County. So we try and have 100 to 150 dogs at any given time.”

So while these dogs may go quickly, she hopes people will look to their local shelters the next time they're thinking of making an addition to their team. 

“It's getting the word out about dog rescue to a ton of people, through their fan base and their followers and things like that,” Knight explained. “And obviously dog rescue is important because people don't know about it and a lot of dogs need good homes.”

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