Adoptapalooza Fall 2017
WHEN: Sun, Sep. 17, 2017 12:00pm — 5:00pm
WHERE: Union Square, NYC
You know we love Adoptapalooza! We'll be there at our tent collecting goodies for shelter pets, while rocking out to the music that our co-founder and event emcee spins with co-host Stephanie Mattera! Come say hi, it's a fun day whether you are looking for a new furry family member or not.
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is proud to present #Adoptapalooza in partnership with the Petco Foundation!
ADOPT A PET!
More than 300 dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and rabbits will be available for adoption from more than 30 New York City area shelters and rescue groups. All animals for adoption have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Adoption fees vary by organization. Every adopter will receive a free Alex and Ani bangle bracelet featuring the Alliance paw print logo!
PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES!
* Have your dog or cat microchipped by VETCO Clinics Affordable Pet Healthcare. The first 50 microchips will be FREE, or only $15 after the first 50.
* Purchase a dog license (required by law in NYC) from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are $8.50, or $34.00 for dogs who have not been spayed/neutered. (Checks, money orders, and credit/debit cards only. No cash accepted.)
* Learn emergency preparation tips for people with pets from representatives from New York City Office of Emergency Management / Ready New York.
* View the American Red Cross in Greater New York Pet Disaster Relief trailer.
* Take home free, personalized pet ID tags, courtesy of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR WHOLE FAMILY!
* Learn tricks and training tips from Petco certified trainers on the Merrick Pet Care Dog Training Field.
* Bring your children to the Kids' Korner for face painting and temporary tattoos by The Cheeky Chipmunk.
* Have free photos taken with your pet by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and Petco Foundation.
TAKE HOME FREE PET PRODUCTS!
Pick up free pet food samples, other products, and information from pet-related vendors. Confirmed vendors include Blue Buffalo, Lucy Pet Products, Merrick Pet Care, Natural Balance Pet Foods, Nature's Variety, Petco, and Unleashed by Petco.
BRING A SHELTER DONATION!
Rock & Rawhide will collect your donations of clean towels, blankets, pet toys, and other supplies for shelter animals.
LEARN ABOUT OTHER NYC ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS!
* Talk to Certified TNR Caretakers from the New York City Feral Cat Initiative about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and how you can help feral and stray community cats and reduce the number of kittens being born on the streets in your neighborhood.
* Learn how Pets for Vets NYC Long Island is providing second chances for shelter pets by rescuing, training, and pairing them with military veterans who can benefit from a companion animal.
* Meet wildlife experts and rehabilitators and learn about the wild animals who share our urban home at the Wild Bird Fund, Inc. and Wild Dog Foundation booths.