Shelter Pet Adoption


Shelter pets are a special sort. Courageous, grateful and spirited, they are among America's most beloved companions. Each year, 6 to 8 million dogs and cats arrive at shelters through no fault of their own. While 3 to 4 million shelter pets are adopted, 2.4 million others hopefully await their 'forever homes'. Shelter pets come in all shapes, sizes and personalities, but they have one thing in common—huge hearts. New PSAs encourage prospective pet owners to adopt one of these loyal, joyful bundles of unconditional love— whether a playful puppy, a demure cat, or a wise older dog —and welcome them home. Irresistible cats and dogs tell their own stories of how they came to be shelter pets in PSAs that encourage your community to get #Down2Adopt.


Sponsor: The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund

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