Adoptapalooza is happening again on Sunday, September 8th from noon-5pm on the north end of Union Square. There will be approximately 300 dogs, cats, and rabbits on site and available for adoption, all from shelters (35 shelters and rescue groups will be there). It’s free to attend and hosted by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and the Petco Foundation.
If you are thinking about getting a dog, definitely stop by. Before you adopt a dog, read 5 things to consider before adopting a dog in New York City to get a sense of the realities of having a dog in the city.
At the event, there will also be free pet ID tags, free dog merchandise from sponsors (Petco Foundation, Merrick, Natural Balance, Nature’s Variety, The Nutro Company, and PAWZ Dog Boots) and you can bring clean blankets/towels/toys etc to donate to shelters via Rock & Rawhide. You can also get your dog licensed at the event if you haven’t already (it’s the law in NYC) or get a microchip for your dog for $25.
Here is a video from last year’s event.