It’s time to meet your match, people—your four-legged match! Once again the ASPCA is teaming up with dozens of animal shelters across the country for the third-annual ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon, presented by Subaru. This weekend (October 17-19), more than 100 animal rescues across the country are joining forces to co-host some epic adoption events. We chipped in more than $220,000 in grants, made possible by Subaru as part of our participation in the Subaru “Share the Love” event last year, to help make it happen. ASPCA supporter Swiffer is gifting shelters with its Big Green Box full of products, and adopters also will receive a coupon for a Swiffer Sweeper.
Last year’s Mega Match-a-thon saw nearly 6,000 pets adopted in just one weekend! Let’s top that number. Here’s how you can help:
As you can probably guess, we’re pretty big on shelter dogs. That’s why we’re thrilled that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (ASDM)!
Join us, along with co-hosts The Dodo (@dodo) and Domo (@domo), on Wednesday, October 15 from 7:00-8:00 P.M. EST to celebrate all things shelter dog during our ASDM Twitter Party and Giveaway!
This fun trivia contest will focus on famous dogs from pop culture (think Lassie and Rin Tin Tin) and we’ll be giving away prize packs every six minutes with a grand prize from Swiffer (@swiffer) and Alex and Ani (@alexandani)!
Don’t forget to RSVP here so you’ll be eligible to win prizes, and follow the hashtag #ASDMparty on Twitter to join the fun. See you there!
Meet sweet pups Caitlyn and Dermott! These best buddies, who would like to be adopted together, came to the ASPCA as part of a cruelty investigation. They’ve come a long way since their rescue and now they’re looking for a patient and caring forever family.
This playful pair is shy at first and may need a little extra space as they warm up to their new home—but with time and a lot of love, there’s nothing these two would love more than to curl up on the couch by your side! These two play well with other dogs and could even make a few canine buddies or become great friends to your resident dog.
Although Dermott is blind, we think that makes him even more special! He has adjusted very well to his condition, especially with the help of pal Caitlyn, and our Adoptions team is available to walk you through the best ways to manage his needs. We know adopting pets with special needs can be a financial commitment and time investment, but these loving pups will bring so much joy in return. Adopt Caitlyn and Dermott today!
Caitlyn and Dermott are available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting, please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about these best friends, please visit Caitlyn and Dermott’s profile pages.
Hazel is a super-smart dog who already knows Sit and Down! She’d love to have you teach her other tricks. Hazel is very affectionate with her inner circle of human friends at the Adoption Center, and enjoys daily running exercise. She’d to best with an experienced adopter in a home with teens-and-up. Visit Hazel’s profile page to learn more.
Bonnie is a sweet and affectionate pup, especially around her favorite people! Once she gets to know you, she’ll stick by your side like glue. This special girl would love to be the center of attention and would do best in an adults-only household. Visit Bonnie’s profile to learn more.
Frieda loves everyone she meets! She is very energetic, and enjoys plenty of daily exercise. Frieda enjoys saying “hello” to polite dogs. This smart dog already knows “Sit!” We think she’d do best in a home with kids 10-and-up. Visit Frieda’s profile page to learn more.
Berta and Bessie—who were only a year old at the time of their rescue—had been found living in squalor with little-to-no protection from the elements. They wore heavy chains and had no food or fresh water, and they had never been socialized with other people or dogs. In order to help them heal (both physically and emotionally), we sent them to the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, New Jersey. Over the course of the next year, they learned to trust people, take walks, play with toys, and receive belly rubs. Now these sweet girls just need one last thing: adopters!
Berta: Berta is a lover! She enjoys being touched, pet and cuddled, and will crawl right into your lap if you let her—even if you’ve just met! She loves to play with other dogs, and would do great in a home with a confident dog of similar energy and play style. Berta is a bit nervous walking in busy areas, and is especially nervous around bicycles, so adopters should be willing to work with her to make her comfortable with these things. As a bonus, if you look closely, the dark tan spot over her eye is in the shape of a heart!
Bessie: Bessie is a sweet clown. Though she is a bit shy around new people, she enjoys giving kisses and being pet by friends who have earned her trust. She really comes alive in the presence of another dog, and would do best in a home with at least one other pup. Bessie has played with dogs of all sizes and can adjust her play style to theirs. In addition, she’s earned a reputation as a “tap dancer,” because she gets so excited before walks and play dates that she literally can’t keep her feet on the floor! She is a bit nervous around loud noises, so she will need a patient family that will continue to help her discover the world.
If you are interested in adopting Berta or Bessie, please contact the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center directly via email at [email protected] or call 973-377-5609.