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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!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Noon–5:00 p.m. (rain or shine!)

Union Square Park, North Plaza

Broadway and East 17th Street, New York, NY

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

Adopt a Pet!

Close to 300 dogs, cats, and rabbits will be available for adoption from over 40 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, The Animal Project, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF), Anjellicle Cats Rescue, ASPCA, Best Bullies, Bideawee, Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, Bully Project, City Critters, Inc., Empty Cages Collective, Four Paws Sake, NYC, Frankie's Fund for Feline Care and Rescue, Grateful Greyhounds , GRROWLS (Golden Retriever Rescue Operated With Love Statewide), HEART Rescue Group, Husky House, Infinite Hope, K9Kastle, KittyKind, Liberty Humane Society, Linda's Cat Assistance, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, Mighty Mutts & Ollie's Place, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, NYC Metro Rabbit, The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation, Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, Posh Pets Rescue, Purrfect Angels of Inwood, Red Hook Dog Rescue, ReeFuge Animal Rescue, Rescuzilla, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, Second Chance Rescue, Social Tees Animal Rescue, Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue, Stray from the Heart, Waggytail Rescue, and Zani's Furry Friends.


Preview Cats Preview Dogs Preview Rabbits


Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies!

Have your dog or cat microchipped for $25.

Purchase a dog license (required by law in NYC) from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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.

Take home free pet ID tags.

Have Fun with Your Whole Family!

Kids' Korner with face painting, glitter tattoos, and beaded bracelets, hosted by Rock & Rawhide

Free dog training sessions by Petco certified trainers on the Natural Balance field

Special performance by Norman the Natural Balance Scooter Dog

Free photos with your pet at the photo booth hosted by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Petco Foundation, and

Cat behavior questions answered by Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist

Special appearance by pet adoption advocate Bulldog, Baby Howard

Take Home Free Pet Products!

Free merchandise and information from pet-related vendors. Confirmed vendors include Blue Buffalo, Freshpet, Natural Balance, Petco, ResQwalk,, Solid Gold, and Unleashed by Petco.

Bring a Shelter Donation!

Rock & Rawhide will collect your donations of clean towels, blankets, pet toys, and more for shelter animals.

Learn About Other Animal Groups!

Visit information tables to learn more about Farm Sanctuary, NYCLASS, NYPD Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad (ACIS), Urban Wildlife Alliance, Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Wild Bird Fund.


Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Petco Foundation

Blue Buffalo

Farm Sanctuary


Natural Balance



New York City Office of Emergency Management / Ready New York


Rock & Rawhide

Solid Gold

Unleashed by Petco

Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation

Wild Bird Fund

Wild Bird Fund


Adoptapalooza in the News

Adoptapalooza Returns to Union Square

by Susan Richard, CBS New York/1010 WINS

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Spare Times for Children for Sept. 5-11

by Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

Thursday, September 4, 2014

#ThankfulThursday Special thanks to those who help our animal friends

by Omayra Serrano, Alpha O

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Your Gift Will Help NYC Pets Find Homes

by Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

27 Dogs And Cats Who Could Be Your New Best Friend

by Mariah Summers, BuzzFeed Animals

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Emergency Preparedness for Pets

by Roseanne Colletti, News 4 at 7, WNBC-TV

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meet Your New Best Friend at Adoptapalooza on September 7!

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

Friday, August 29, 2014

More Adoptapalooza News…


Past Adoptapalooza Events

Adoptapalooza Union Square 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Union Square Park, Manhattan

Event Flyer

Photo Album 1

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Photo Album 3

Photo Album 4

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Photo Album 6

Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza Union Square 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Union Square Park, Manhattan

Event Listing

Event Flyer

Photo Album 1

Photo Album 2

Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Event Listing

Event Flyer

Photo Album 1

Photo Album 2

Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Adoption Stories

Photo Album 1

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Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza - September 2010

Saturday, September 12, 2010

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Photo Album 1

Photo Album 2

Media Stories & Videos

Adoptapalooza - May 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Photo Album

Media Stories & Videos