If you’re considering adding a furry addition to your family, the holiday season is the perfect time to provide a shelter dog or cat with a loving home. To encourage pet adoption and bring even more joy to New Yorkers’ homes this season, the ASPCA Adoption Centeris hosting a festive adoption event! From Saturday, December 20 through Wednesday, December 31, enjoy discounted fees on all animals and free gifts for adopters.
During the event, adopters can take advantage of the following promotions:
Kittens between the ages of four months and one year have an adoption fee of $50 (normally $125).
If you choose to adopt two kittens, there is no adoption fee for the second one.
All cats older than one year have no adoption fee.
Dog adoption fees will be discounted by 50 percent.
Every adopter will have the opportunity to select an envelope from the ASPCA Giving Tree with the chance to win free toys, coupons or supplies for their new pet!
Gift-a-Pet Certificates can also be purchased, which cover the cost of the adoption fee for a new cat or kitten, allowing the recipient to return and adopt a pet of their own.
Every animal adopted from the ASPCA Adoption Center is spayed/neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. Each animal will go home with a free collar and ID tag, cardboard carrier for cats and leash for dogs, and a voucher for a free visit to the ASPCA Animal Hospital.
There’s no greater gift a shelter animal can receive this holiday season than a loving family. If you’re in the New York City area, browse dogs and cats at the ASPCA Adoption Center, or find adoptable dogs and cats in your area with our national shelter search tool.
Below are some adoptable animals at the ASPCA who are a tiny bit "naughty," but 100% lovable! They're looking for loving homes this holiday season:
Tino is a regal cat who loves quiet, gentle attention from his favorite people—but this shy guy doesn’t jump in paws first. Tino feels a bit nervous around new people, and prefers to take things slow. With a little space to himself and the help of some yummy treats, he’ll warm up to his new home in no time. Let Tino sniff your hand before petting him and this sweet boy will come out of his shell for plenty of face scratches and relaxed playtime with his favorite laser toy.
This stately guy would like to be the only pet in the household and would be thrilled to go home with an experienced cat adopter to an adults-only home. Adopt Tino today!
Tino is 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 Tino, please visit his profile page.
Madonna is a sweet and shy pup who can’t wait to meet her forever family. This lady has a lot of love to give and may need a little bit of time to warm up to new people, but once you’re part of her inner circle, she’ll never leave your side.
This pretty girl would love to learn to play with other dogs. With some guidance and the proper training, we think she could make a few canine friends! Madonna is already crate-trained and enjoys spending quality time by herself in her special place. She is nervous around young children and would do best in an adults-only household. Madonna would be thrilled to go home with a patient and experienced adopter. Adopt Madonna today!
Madonna is 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 Madonna, please visit her profile page.
Alley is a friendly guy who’s happiest when he’s getting plenty of attention from his special people. Bring out his favorite toys and some yummy treats, and he’s sure to keep you laughing for hours with his playful antics.
Although Alley loves affection from his humans, this feisty feline has a habit of nibbling on your fingers while you’re petting him. Our Adoptions team can give you tips to prevent this behavior. This funny guy would love to be the center of your attention and would be thrilled as the only cat in the household. Alley would do best in a home with kids ages 10-and-up. Adopt Alley today!
Alley is 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 Alley, please visit his profile page.
Although there is still one month to go, we can safely say that 2014 has been a banner year for the ASPCA. We opened a new facility in Los Angeles, granted over $13 million to local shelters and animal welfare groups around the country, and helped pass crucial legislation in the fight against animal cruelty. But among our many accomplishments, there is one thing that we are most excited to share: adoption stories.
Helping abused and neglected animals find loving homes is at the heart of what we do. This year alone, our New York City Adoption Center helped find homes for over 3,300 animals, 300 of whom were victims of cruelty. And a home for these animals is more than just a warm bed or bowl of food—it’s a second chance at life.
To celebrate these happy new beginnings, we’ll be sharing 31 of our favorite Happy Tails from 2014 throughout the month of December. Every day, we’ll feature the story of an animal who has overcome cruelty or neglect and gone on to become a loving family pet.
To enjoy all “31 Days of Rescue,” simply follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest for daily updates. You can also follow the hashtag #31DaysOfRescue.
Though their pasts may have been painful, each of these 31 animals has found the “forever home” that they truly deserve—and to us, that is the Happiest Tail of all.