Featured Alliance Events


Maddie's Pet Adoption Days

Broadway Barks

Bark in the Park

Whiskers in Wonderland

Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter

Pet Adoption Events

APO Pet Adoption Hours

Spay/Neuter & Microchipping Events

Fun, Friend & Fund-Raising Events

Classes & Workshops

Feral Cat Workshops & Events

Strength Training Events for APOs

Submit Your NYC Animal Event


Save a Life. Donate Now.

Adopt a Pet!

Facebook Twitter YouTube
Pinterest Instagram

Out of the Cage! The Blog of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Sign Up for Our Newsletter


Maddie's Pet Adoption Days - New York City - May 31 & June 1, 2014Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days in NYC

Thousands of cats and dogs will be available for FREE adoption from more than 90 New York City area rescue groups and shelters!


May 31 & June 1, 2014

Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days, the biggest free pet adoption event in America, is back this year, and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is again leading the charge in New York City! We want to place thousands of dogs and cats in qualified forever homes on May 31 & June 1, 2014. Free adoptions will be offered throughout the weekend at participating shelters and other adoption locations, and at two large, outdoor adoption events in Union Square, Manhattan.

Why Free Pet Adoptions?

Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is helping rescue organizations in New York City and other communities around the country to find homes for more animals, including senior animals and those with treatable medical conditions — all of whom can make wonderful companions. The goal of Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is to give all healthy, senior, and treatable shelter dogs and cats a second chance. The event also will help rescue organizations financially, thereby allowing them to save even more lives.

How Does It Work?

Adoptions of dogs and cats will be free to qualified adopters. Maddie's Fund will pay organizations $500 for each adoption of a young and healthy animal, $1,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is 7 years of age or older or who has been treated for one or more treatable medical conditions, and $2,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is 7 years of age or older and who has been treated with one or more treatable medical conditions.


View Adoption Locations!

Preview NYC-Area Dogs & PuppiesPreview NYC-Area Cats & Kitties


Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days Across the Country

Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days, sponsored by the Alameda, CA-based Maddie's Fund®, is held each year to increase awareness of shelter animals, boost adoptions, and support the shelters and rescue organizations in the participating communities. The event honors the memory of the foundation's namesake, a Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie.

More than 200 shelters and rescue groups in 14 communities in 9 states throughout the U.S. are participating in the 2014 Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days, with the goal of finding loving homes for 10,000 shelter animals in just two days!

Please visit the Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days website and Facebook page for more information about locations and participating shelters.


Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days in the News

Close to 5,500 Pets Adopted in NYC Area During Maddie's Pet Adoption Days

by Out of the Cage!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dog receives rehabilitation and gets adopted from St. Hubert's

by Independent Press

Thursday, June 5, 2014

15,000 pets find new homes in national adoption event

by DogTime

Thursday June 5, 2014


Maddie's Pet Adoption Days leads to thousands of homes for NYC animals

by Alison Fox, amNewYork

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ricky Gervais is seen at Maddie's Pet Adoption

by Chiu Ng, Demotix

Saturday, May 31, 2014

More Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days News…


Past Maddie's Pet Adoption Days Events

Maddie's Pet Adoption Days 2013

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2013

June 1, 2013 - Photo Album 1

June 1, 2013 - Photo Album 2

June 2, 2013 - Photo Album 1

June 2, 2013 - Photo Album 2

Media Stories & Videos







Maddie's FundAbout Maddie's Fund®

Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie's Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community through its grant giving, hands-on animal care, and research and education. Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.