Saturday, May 19, 2012
11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Washington Square Park, NYC
Join us for dog and cat adoptions, family fun, giveaways, and more!
The fun begins at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine!
Dog & Cat Adoptions
Dogs and cats for adoption from these Alliance Participating Organizations from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.:
Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Adopt A Boxer Rescue
Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)
Four Paws Sake, NYC
Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor’s Alliance
Posh Pets Rescue
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Dog Agility by Spot Dog Daycare
Your dog will love being a star in the agility ring! A master dog trainer from Spot will show you how to sharpen your best friend’s skills on the agility course! Agility demonstrations and course training begin at 12:00 noon.
Pet Fashion Show by Ada Nieves
Certified Pet Fashion Designer, Animal Talent Manager, and Pet Stylist Ada Nieves will stage a pet fashion show you won’t soon forget! Ada has been seen on Animal Planet’s From Underdog to Wonderdog, NBC’s 30 Rock, E! ‘s Ice Loves Coco, Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, and Anderson, Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show
Surprise Entertainment by Swifto Dog Walking
Swifto is a unique dog walking service in New York City that offers a seamless connection between excellent dog walkers and state-of-the-art technology, including a smart phone app that tracks all its dog walkers through GPS. They will provide some great entertainment for Adoptapalooza, but we can’t tell you what it is — it’s a surprise! Plus, Swifto will be giving away a free dog walk to all event attendees.
Poker-Playing Dog Act by Team Jilli Dog
Rick Caran with Team Jilli Dog, the world’s only poker-playing dog, as seen on Animal Planet’s Dogs 101. This little five-pound Yorkie will surprise and delight you and the kids with her exceptional talents and star-quality! A rescue herself, Jilli is proud to be the Goodwill Ambassador for Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue. Rick is a columnist for Yorky Club Magazine, an international club and magazine.
Pet Portraits and Face Painting for Kids by Lorelei
Pet caricaturist Lorelei will create whimsical portraits of pets and their people, so you can always remember that classic expression you love so much. Plus, Lorelei will transform children or adults into their favorite animal character — artistically face painted in a way they remember forever.
Bocker the Labradoodle
Meet Bocker, the loveable Labradoodle! Bocker has co-starred in movies with Oscar-winning actors, such as Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love; modeled in national ads and TV commercials; and has appeared on Good Morning America, The Mike and Juliet Morning Show, and The View, and represents the Labradoodle breed in Animal Planet’s Dogs 101. Bocker is always ready to lend a helping paw as a certified therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, and helps to raise money for the many animals in city shelters and rescue groups across the US.
Dog Games with Andrea Arden
Over the past 17 years, Andrea Arden of Andrea Arden Dog Training has excelled at helping people develop better relationships with their canine companions. Andrea is currently on Underdog to Wonderdog, Dogs 101, and Cats 101 on Animal Planet, and is an author of six books including her latest, Barron’s Dog Training Bible. Come meet Andrea and have a blast playings games with your dog! Participate in the spoon race, and find out if your dog is the Best Sitter or the Best Smoocher or has the Waggiest Tail!
Check back to find out about more fun activities to be announced!
A special thank you to all of our Adoptapalooza partners: