ASPCA Invites Animal Shelters and Rescues to Participate in National Adoption Weekend from June 5-7

Registration closes Thursday, May 21 at 5 p.m. EDT; Local communities nationwide encouraged to #AdoptFromHome to find placement for thousands of cats, dogs and horses
May 15, 2020

NEW YORK – The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has opened registration for its National Adoption Weekend, a nationwide adoption campaign taking place from Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7 to help more cats, dogs and horses in need while providing support to the animal welfare community during the COVID-19 crisis. 

With thousands of cats, dogs and horses in foster homes and shelters across the country, the ASPCA is inviting animal shelters and rescue organizations to sign up at to access the free tools and resources needed to successfully offer remote adoptions. 

Benefits of participating in the ASPCA National Adoption Weekend may include: 

  • Tips for expanding the reach of social media adoption events and facilitating remote adoptions 
  • Minimal-exposure, contact-free adoptions recommendations
  • Inclusion in the ASPCA #AdoptFromHome map, where prospective adopters can search for shelters and rescues near them, and possible opportunities for national and local news coverage
  • Customizable social media overlays and added exposure when using the hashtag #AdoptFromHome
  • Adoption Ambassador training for foster families

“COVID-19 has put immense stress on animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country. The ASPCA is committed to helping these organizations navigate this challenging time by providing tools and resources they need to find safe and loving homes for the homeless animals in their communities," said Christa Chadwick, Vice President, Shelter Services at the ASPCA. “During this period of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for people to consider adopting a new animal so that shelters and rescues can utilize their limited space and resources for other vulnerable animals in need.”

The ASPCA National Adoption Weekend was created as a direct response to the heartwarming surge in foster caregivers across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, to help those animals now move to adoptive homes. For more information on the ASPCA’s work with animal welfare organizations, please visit