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Adoptapalooza

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Broadway Barks

Bark in the Park

Whiskers in Wonderland

Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter

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Annual events like Adoptapalooza provide pet adoption opportunities, microchipping and dog licensing services, responsible pet ownership education, and fun for the whole family! (Photo by Dana Edelson)

Annual events like Adoptapalooza provide pet adoption opportunities, microchipping and dog licensing services, responsible pet ownership education, and fun for the whole family!

Photo by Dana Edelson

Featured Alliance Events

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals sponsors or co-sponsors several large adoption events each year, all with the common goal of finding homes for New York City's homeless cats, dogs, and rabbits. In addition to offering pet adoptions, some of these events also feature low-cost microchipping, dog licensing, and other services that promote responsible pet ownership. All of these events are family-friendly and fun!

Adoptapalooza

Join the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals for Adoptapalooza, NYC's original mega pet adoption event! These free, public pet adoption extravaganzas feature wonderful cats, dogs, and sometimes rabbits from dozens of Alliance Participating Organizations. Each Adoptapalooza features additional activities, which might include advice on pet care, training, and grooming; product giveaways; low-cost microchipping; dog licensing; pet photographers; dog performances; or other fun activities for the whole family — two- and four-legged alike.

Broadway Barks

Broadway Barks is a free, star-studded dog and cat adoption event, created in 1999 by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, benefiting New York City animal shelters and rescue groups. The annual event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, takes place the second Saturday in July in Shubert Alley, with festivities and celebrity presentations of wonderful pets for adoption from Alliance Participating Organizations.

Bark in the Park

It's not every day you can take your dog to a ballgame. But each summer, the Brooklyn Cyclones invite fans to bring their dogs to the annual Bark in the Park baseball game at MCU Park in Coney Island. Cyclones fans and their canine friends have the opportunity for an exciting "dog's day" of fun as the Cyclones take on another area team. Bark in the Park features dog and cat adoptions from Alliance Participating Organizations, a dog parade, and other fun family activities.

Whiskers in Wonderland

The Whiskers in Wonderland holiday pet adoption event, presented by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, features lovable cats, kittens, and rabbits just waiting to be welcomed into new homes for the holidays. In return, these furry new friends will give the gift of unconditional love! Don't miss New York City's largest pet adoption opportunity of the holiday season!

Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter

Some of New York's most prestigious architectural designers, through an inventive project called Architects for Animals, have been helping New York City's feral cats by creating imaginative winter shelters to provide them with a refuge from the cold. We are delighted to present these collections of unique, inspired winter shelters for public viewing at the Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter exhibit before they are placed in locations throughout the city to provide comfort for the cats. This annual exhibition benefits the New York City Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days

In 2013 and 2014, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals hosted Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days in New York City. This national event, sponsored by Maddie's Fund and billed as the largest free pet adoption event in America, resulted in more than 8,500 adoptions by participating organizations in the NYC area. The Alliance and all the groups that participated in the events are grateful to Maddie's Fund for sharing Maddie's Pet Adoption Days with us and for helping to find new homes for so many Little New Yorkers.