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Adoptapalooza Union SquareAdoptapalooza

Join the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals each spring/summer for Adoptapalooza — our signature pet adoption extravaganzas! Meet wonderful cats, dogs, and rabbits for adoption, including pure breeds. These free public events also feature activities and entertainment, which might include raffles, training and agility demonstrations, advice on pet health care, training, and grooming, pet photographers, and other fun activities for the whole family — two- and four-legged alike!

Adoptapalooza Union Square

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Noon–5:00 p.m. (rain or shine!)

North End of Union Square Park, Manhattan

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is proud to present Adoptapalooza Union Square in partnership with the Petco Foundation!

Pet Adoptions!

Close to 300 dogs, cats, and rabbits will be available for adoption from over 35 Alliance Participating Organizations. Confirmed shelters and rescue groups include Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, All About Spay Neuter, Anarchy Animal Rescue, Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C), Animal Haven, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, ASPCA, Bideawee, Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, Cat Assistance, City Critters, Four Paws Sake, NYC, Grateful Greyhounds, Husky House, KittyKind, Liberty Humane Society, Linda's Cat Assistance, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Patricia H. Ladew Foundation, Pet Adoption League of New York, Posh Pets Rescue, Rabbit Rescue & Rehab, Red Hook Dog Rescue, Rescuzilla, SaveKitty Foundation, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, Social Tees Animal Rescue, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue, Tavi & Friends, Waggytail Rescue, Washington Heights Cat Colony (WaHi Cats), and Zani's Furry Friends.


Preview Cats Preview Dogs Preview Rabbits


Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies!

Have your dog or cat microchipped for $25.

Register for a dog license (required by law in NYC) with the NYC Department of Health.

Get free Pet Passports to record your pets' important information, and learn how to prepare yourself and your pets for the unexpected from representatives from the New York City Office of Emergency Management / Ready New York.

Fun for the Whole Family!

Kids' Korner with face painting, tattoos, balloon sculptures, and caricature drawings for kids of all ages.

Free dog training sessions by Petco certified trainers. Dog training field sponsored by Purina.

Author Ken Foster will sign his latest book, I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet.

Cat tent sponsored by Merrick Pet Care.

Pet Product Giveaways!

Free pet ID tags.

Free merchandise and information from pet-related vendors. Confirmed vendors include the Petco Foundation, Blue Buffalo, K-10+, Merrick, Natural Balance, Nature's Variety, The Nutro Company, PAWZ Dog Boots, PetSafe, and Purina.

Bring a Shelter Donation!

Rock & Rawhide will collect clean blankets, sheets, and pet toys to distribute to animal shelters.


Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Petco Foundation

Blue Buffalo


Merrick Pet Care

Natural Balance


Nature's Variety

The Nutro Company

PAWZ Dog Boots




Ready New York

Rock & Rawhide


View and print an event flyer here to post (with permission and where legally acceptable) in your area.


Adoptapalooza in the News

Mayor's Alliance: Making New York City A No-Kill City

by Alisa Manzelli, Global Animal

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Adoptapalooza Union Square (September 8, 2013)

by Susan Richard,

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hispanos en NYC hacen felices a mascotas rescatadas

by José Acosta, El Diario

Friday, September 13, 2013

Adoptapalooza 2013 Was Adop-tastic

by Foster Dogs NYC

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Finding Furry Friends at Adoptapalooza

by Ivan Pentchoukov, Epoch Times

Monday, September 9, 2013


Hundreds of pets up for adoption at 'Adoptapalooza' event

by Eyewitness News, WABC-TV

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hundreds of Loving Pets Available for Adoption at Adoptapalooza!

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Sunday, September 8, 2013

'Adoptapalooza' in Union Square

by Glenn Wilburn,

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Adoptapalooza Returns To Union Square Park

by Susan Richard, CBS New York/1010 WINS

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Photos: These 21 Dogs Want You To Adopt Them At Adoptapalooza

by Ben Yakas, Gothamist

Saturday, September 7, 2013

More Adoptapalooza News…


Past Adoptapalooza Events

Adoptapalooza Union Square 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Union Square Park, Manhattan

Event Flyer

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Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Event Listing

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Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Event Listing

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Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Adoption Stories

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Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza - September 2010

Saturday, September 12, 2010

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

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Adoptapalooza - May 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

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Media Stories & Videos