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 second-annual ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon! This weekend (October 18-20), nearly 40 animal rescues across the country are joining forces to co-host some epic adoption events. We threw down more than $278,000 in grants to help make it happen.
Last year’s Mega Match-a-thon saw more than 6,100 pets adopted in just one weekend! Can we top that number? Yes, we can!
So what can you do to help? So much! Check it out:
First, find out if there’s an adoption event near you this weekend by visiting your local shelter’s website.
Second, go to said event and adopt, adopt, adopt! You can also volunteer your time; shelters can always use an extra hand…or four.
And, finally, don’t forget to spread the word! Share this article on Facebook and Twitter and make sure everyone makes adoption their first option this weekend and every day of the year. Be sure to follow the hashtag #MegaMatchfor event details and updates of pets across America finding new homes!
To see the cute mugs of adoptable animals in your area, visit our nationwide database of cats and dogs looking for good homes.
In conjunction with Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Ralph Lauren has collaborated with the ASPCA to create The Dog Walk, a short film featuring rescue dogs from the ASPCA and the designer's Fall 2013 accessories collection. The film takes you on a virtual dog walk through the streets of New York City and Paris, with a few fun surprises along the way.
From October 15 to November 15, 10 percent of the purchase price of select accessories and dog apparel* featured in the film will be donated to the ASPCA to support and raise awareness for shelter dog adoptions. We're pleased to announce that all of the shelter dogs who starred in the film have since found forever homes and are thriving with their new families!
Yeah buddy! By now you all know that our friend DJ Pauly D has a BIG soft spot for animals—especially shelter pets. In this special video message, he reminds us just how important it is to always make pet adoption your first option.
Pauly D has already done so much to help shelter pets, and now it’s your turn. Please share this video on your social media channels and help us spread the word about this important cause.
Spike would be thrilled to go home with an energetic adopter who will spend quality time with him. We feel sure Spike will make an amazing pet!
Spike 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. 4900. To learn more about Spike, please visit his page.
It’s the first day of October, and you know what that means…time to kick off Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!
To get you in the spirit, we’ve prepared a special section on ASPCA.org devoted to the lovable, adorable and resilient shelter pooch. This is where you can learn how to find the right dog for your family, use our nationwide shelter search tool to locate him, and read all about how to keep him happy, healthy and entertained!
And if you love happy endings (who doesn’t?!), don’t miss our collection of shelter dog success stories. We hope they inspire you to go out and save a furry life this month.
Head over to aspca.org/ASDM to read all about it, and remember—there are millions of wonderful, adorable shelter dogs in our country who need homes, so please opt to adopt!