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Maddie's Pet Adoption Days - New York City - May 31 & June 1, 2014Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days in NYC

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.


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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.

Please visit the Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days website and Facebook page for more information about additional locations and participating shelters.


Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days in the News

The Myth of Reduced Fee Adoptions

by Linda Torelli, Rescue Rambles

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maddie's Pet Adoption Days Sets Goal of 10,000 Homes for Pets

Press Release by Maddie's Fund

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Maddie's Pet Adoption Days Success

by That Touch of Pit

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hundreds of Critters Find New Homes As City Hosts Largest Free Pet Adoption

by Kerri Anne Renzulli, DNAinfo New York

Sunday, June 2, 2013


All For Animals #36: Maddie's Pet Adoption Days

by Susan Richard, All For Animals

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Past Maddie's Pet Adoption Days Events

Maddie's Pet Adoption Days 2013

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2013

June 1, 2013 - Photo Album 1

June 1, 2013 - Photo Album 2

June 2, 2013 - Photo Album 1

June 2, 2013 - Photo Album 2

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Maddie's FundAbout Maddie's Fund®

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.