Bring a Furry Friend Home this Adoptapalooza

Get ready for the Mayor’s Alliance second Adoptapalooza this Sunday, September 12 in Washington Square Park. The event will feature over 100 adoptable pets, raffle prizes, mini-pet-makeovers, and more. The last Adoptapalooza held in May was a huge success with 75% of the shelter pets finding new homes that same day. A new addition to the event are breed specific groups featuring dogs from the Metropolitan Maltese Rescue and New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network. Go ahead and bring a furry friend home this Adoptapalooza!

Photo by Jerritt Clark

Adoptapolooza Lineup:

  • 12:00 – 12:30 pmCity Dog Manners demonstration hosted by Kate Perry. Focusing on teaching your dog appropriate meet-and-greets on leash on the street, address the right equipment to use on your dog, dog run etiquette, jumping/barking on the street, etc. An informal, group question/answer session between 12:30 – 1:30.
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pmCommon Behavioral Issues: their causes and solutions will be hosted by Robert Hausseman. Topics such as aggression toward dogs and people; resources guarding of food, toys and space; excessive barking; fearfulness of people, noises, children and perhaps bathroom issues. An informal, group question/answer session between 2:30 – 3:30pm.

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