March 19, 2016

Lafayette, LA — Advancial Federal Credit Union hosted a dog adoption event at its Lafayette branch, located at 306 E Kaliste Saloom Road. Advancial partnered with multiple area animal rescue organizations, and the day’s events included a food truck, giveaways and adorable dogs.

“At Advancial, we’re committed to our communities, our members and our pets, so this event was a natural extension of that commitment,” says Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer at Advancial. “We were thrilled to be able to work with Lafayette shelters and find forever homes for these dogs.”

Saturday’s dog adoption event was the result of a collaboration between Advancial and Lafayette-area animal shelters including Acadiana Animal Aid, Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana (ARF-LA) and Friends of Lafayette Animal Shelter. Camp Bow Wow participated in the day’s festivities as well, offering training tips to new pet parents, and showcasing some of their best students. The Cacklin Hens food truck was at the branch all day, serving up home style Cajun food for breakfast and lunch. Despite the grey skies and low temperatures, the day was a success, and many of the dogs in attendance should arrive at their forever homes once the applications are processed by the shelters.

A pup named Sweet Pea was the first to be adopted by Miss Lily, an elderly Lafayette resident who came hoping to find a small companion dog. Sweet Pea spent the morning cuddled in Lily’s jacket, snuggling with her new friend and staying warm from the wind. A young family with an 8 month-old daughter adopted a Shepard-mix puppy; baby and puppy seemed to be instantly in love and ready to play.

Nancy Marcantel of ARF said afterward, “We made some good contacts, the dogs had fun and we tired them out. Win-win! We appreciate Advancial’s community-minded spirit, and their dedication to the homeless pets in our area. I look forward to the next event!”

With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves over 85,000 members worldwide and has assets over $1.1 billion. For more information on this organization, please visit the Advancial website at