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Produced by Dogbooties.com, orange 'Adopt Me' vests are great tools for APOs and foster care providers to use to identify animals available for adoption. (Photo by Bille Axell)

Produced by Dogbooties.com, orange "Adopt Me" vests are great tools for APOs and foster care providers to use to identify animals available for adoption.

Photo by Bille Axell

"Adopt Me" Vests

Orange "Adopt Me" vests have proven to be a great tool for identifying animals available for adoption. Many animal shelters and rescue organizations deck out their dogs when walking them in public or showing them at adoption events. Foster people slip them onto their foster dogs when walking them in the park. A vest signals to potential adopters that the dog is available for adoption, or simply prompts a conversation that leads a potential adopter to a nearby shelter or rescue group.

Dogbooties.com produces the "Adopt Me" vests used by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and its numerous member organizations. Two sizes are available to Alliance Participating Organizations — large and medium. Most dogs can be outfitted in one of these two sizes.

The large vests are 18 inches wide, with a 23-inch Velcro strap. This size fits a girth of up to 40 inches.

The medium vests are 11 inches wide, with an 18-inch Velcro strap. It fits a girth of up to 28 inches.

Order Vests

Alliance Participating Organizations can receive large or medium-sized "Adopt Me" vests at no charge. To request the vests, please contact the Alliance at info@AnimalAllianceNYC.org.

Dogbooties.com also produces a small vest (6 inches wide with a 12-inch Velcro strap that fits a girth of up to 17 inches) for cats and puppies, and custom sizes upon request. To order the small vest or a custom size, or if you are not an Alliance Participating Organization and wish to order "Adopt Me" vests of any size, please place your order directly with Dogbooties.com.