Thousands of cats and dogs will be available for FREE adoption from more than 80 New York City area rescue groups and shelters!
May 31 & June 1, 2014
Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days, the biggest free pet adoption event in America, is back this year, and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is again leading the charge in New York City! We want to place hundreds of dogs and cats in qualified forever homes on May 31 & June 1, 2014. Free adoptions will be offered throughout the weekend at participating shelters and other adoption locations, and at two large, outdoor adoption events in Union Square, Manhattan.
More details coming soon!
Why Free Pet Adoptions?
Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is helping rescue organizations in New York City to find homes for more animals, including senior animals and those with treatable medical conditions — all of whom can make wonderful companions. The goal of Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is to give all healthy, senior, and treatable shelter dogs and cats a second chance. The event also will help rescue organizations financially, thereby allowing them to save even more lives.
How Does It Work?
Adoptions of dogs and cats will be free to qualified adopters. Maddie's Fund will pay organizations $500 for each adoption of a young and healthy animal, $1,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is 7 years of age or older or who has been treated for one or more treatable medical conditions, and $2,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is 7 years of age or older and who has been treated with one or more treatable medical conditions.
Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days Across the Country
More than 200 shelters and rescues in fourteen communities in nine states throughout the U.S. are participating in the fifth annual Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days, sponsored by the Alameda, CA-based Maddie's Fund®. Maddie's Fund has set aside $4 million to provide shelters and rescues with an adoption stipend per pet adopted during the event.
Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is being held to increase awareness of shelter animals, boost adoptions, and support the shelters and rescue organizations in the fourteen participating communities. The event honors the memory of the foundation's namesake, a Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie.
Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days in the News
by Linda Torelli, Rescue Rambles
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Press Release by Maddie's Fund
Thursday, December 12, 2013
by That Touch of Pit
Friday, June 14, 2013
by Kerri Anne Renzulli, DNAinfo New York
Sunday, June 2, 2013
by Susan Richard, All For Animals
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Past Maddie's Pet Adoption Days Events
Maddie's Pet Adoption Days 2013
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2013
Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community through Maddie's® Grant Giving and Maddie's InstituteSM. Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997. www.maddiesfund.org