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Nationwide Events

Helping People Budget for their Pets and more
Read a comprehensive article which will help you budget for your pet and save money: saving on pet expenses and pet care; how dog expenses vary by breed; deciding whether to get insurance, emergency plan for your pet; protecting your pet if something happens to you; national organizations which provide financial assistance to pet owners in need.

Feeding Pets of the Homeless
Socially responsible veterinarian hospitals and clinics around the country are collecting pet food from their clients and are partnering with local food banks who then distributes the pet food to the homeless and disadvantaged. Participating clinics/hospitals are listed on the Feeding Pets of the Homeless website at along with the partnering food bank.

Citywide Events

Low-cost or Free Spay and Neuter
The ASPCA's Free and low-cost mobile spay and neuter van travels throughout the five boroughs in every neighborhood-right to your door! (And if you have a pit bull, pit-bull mix or certain large-breed dogs it's FREE!) Low income pet owners in NYC's 5 boroughs with proof of public assistance such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or public housing qualify for FREE spay/neuter services for their cat or dog.
For exact times the van will be in your area as well as pre-visit instructions (Spanish and English) visit or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

Animal Relief Fund (ARF)
What started out as a simple act of kindness by the already-kind Yorkville Food Pantry in November 2008 with help from attorney Susan Kaufman has now evolved into its own organization. ARF's mission is keeping pets with their families and reduce the number of abandoned dogs and cats by distributing pet food to local food pantries which serve New York families in need. ARF has now partnered with several pet stores throughout the New York area where food donations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For donation locations please visit If you or a friend need help please don't be shy, visit

Brooklyn Events

Saturdayday, June 2, 2018, 11 am - 4 pm
NYC Department of Health: Free Vaccines for Dogs and Cats!
Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
Event Description: NYC Department of Health: Free Vaccines for Cats and Dogs! 11 am - 4 pm Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Pre-registration is recommended due to limited supply.To pre-register, call 347-396-7998.

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7 - 9 am
Fido Coffee Bark in Prospect Park
Look for coffee, pastries, dog biscuits as well as relevant information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. And it's all FREE!
In the Long Meadow beside the Picnic House
Enter Prospect Park at 9th Street, walk straight in until you come to the ball fields (on right), make a left along the meadow.
Enter Prospect Park at the Villa (PPW and 4th St), go through parking lot and out the back across Inner Drive.
For more information about FIDO visit

Saturday, June 9, 11 am

Wild Parrots of Brooklyn
The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Wild Brooklyn Safari
Location: Brooklyn College's gate - on Campus Road at Hillel Place (just across the street from the Bene Coffee shop).

We will visit the Brooklyn College flock of parrots. I'll tell you about the parrots' history in Brooklyn and you can ask questions. We'll listen for the birds and try to determine where they're hanging out. Bring binoculars and a camera.

Contact if you plan to attend. This is a FREE EVENT.
For additional information and travel instructions, visit

Sunday, June 10, 2018, Noon - 5 pm (rain or shine)
Badass Brooklyn Summer Festival
Location: President St. and 3Rd Ave. in Gowanus.
Event Description: The Badass Brooklyn Summer Festival is a large-scale community event filled with artisanal merchants, local food vendors and dog friendly activities. It is our second largest event of the year and provides Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue with the support we need to continue the important work of rescuing dogs from high kill shelters in the mostly rural South. RAIN OR SHINE

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 2:00 pm
2018 Bark in the Park SAVE THE DATE!
Location: MCU Park in Coney Island, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
Event Description: Bring your dog to the ball game and join the dog parade around the field prior to the game. Adopt a new furry best friend! Dog licensing will be available.

Ongoing - Every Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Best Friend's Dog Adoptions
Location: 238 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Big Laughs for BARC! (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition Shelter) in Williamsburg.
Stand-up comedian, Jamie Lee, has organized monthly comedy shows to benefit BARC.
Visit Jamie's web page for more information and details about future shows:

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Bronx Events

Sunday, June 24, 2018, Noon - 4 pm
Throggs Neck Kiwanis Club Adoption event
Location: 3124 Harding Ave Throggs Neck, Bronx
Event Description: The ASPCA Mobile Adoption Program brings shelter cats and dogs and potential pet owners together by traveling to communities throughout New York City.
All of our animals are spayed and neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. Adoption counselors are available to provide the new adopter with all the information and resources they need and to help them find a purrfect match.

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Long Island Events

Third Wednesday of Every Month, starting 6:30 pm
Long Island Parrot Society Monthly Meeting.
Location: At the American Legion Post, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, NY
Talks, seminars, education, and more. Please leave your bird at home. $5.00 donation requested for non-LIPS members. Visit for directions and more information.

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Manhattan Events

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 am - 2 pm
NYC Department of Health: Free Vaccines for Cats and Dogs!
Location: LaGuardia Memorial House, 307 E 116th St (between 1st and 2nd Aves., New York, NY 10029
Event Description: Free ID Tags and Distemper Vaccine Provided by ASPCA. Dog vaccines include Rabies and DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.)
Cat vaccines include Rabies and FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia.)
Dogs and cats with a history of allergic reaction to the vaccines will not be vaccinated.
Pre-registration is recommended due to limited supply.
To pre-register, call 347-396-7998
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
World Pup Cup!
Location: D Pet Hotels, 104 West 27th St., Manhattan (tetween 6th and 7th Aves.)
Event Description: Dogs will be divided into two teams and will be "competing" against each other while running around on an indoor artificial grass soccer field. The game will be scored and officiated by dog sports coach, Alex Middleton from @downtownpets. You won't miss a play as all the action will be announced live by comedians Richie Redding and Katie Haller!
Depending the number of dogs registered, there could be 2 games and we will email you prior with the time of your game. There is no age requirement (your dog does not have to be a puppy) to join!
Ticket includes access for your dog to play in the World Pup Cup, team bandana, treats, snacks for humans, a raffle and more!
A Portion of proceeds to benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue. Tickets are $48.
By registering and purchasing your ticket, you agree that your dog is social, well behaved, and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Puppy Parties NYC is not responsible for incidents that would arise.
Tickets may be purchased at at

Saturday, June 17, 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ASPCA Cat and Dog Adoption Event
Location: Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, W. 39th between 9th and 10th Aves.
Event Description: All of our animals are spayed and neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. Adoption counselors are available to provide the new adopter with all the information and resources they need and to help them find a purrfect match.

Ongoing Manhattan Adoption Events

Pet adoptions at Petco, Union Square, 17th Street and Broadway.
From Earth Angels - dogs for adoption are outside, cats are inside.
For more information on dogs, please call (212) 252-3875 and for cats, phone (646) 338-2946.

Every Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm
New York Siamese - Adopt beautiful Siamese cats at Petco, Lexington Ave. just 1/2 blk. north of E. 86 St. Visit for more information.

Every Saturday, 2 pm - 5 pm
Rabbit Adoptions - at Petco Union Square (17th Street and Broadway)

Every Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Rabbit Adoptions at Petco, Lexington Avenue just 1/2 blk. north of E. 86 St.

New Jersey Events

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Queens Events

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Saturday, June 2, 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, June 3 10am - 5 pm

Best Friends Animal Society Super Adoption Event
Location: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10606
Event Description: Organized by Best Friends Animal Society, a Super Adoption is a big event - a coming together of dozens of shelters and rescue groups in a fun, festival-like atmosphere to find homes for hundreds of animals during a single weekend. Held twice a year, during the spring and winter, Best Friends Super Adoptions are a great way to meet hundreds of adoptable animals in one place.
Expect to have a lot of fun, and to meet a huge number of adorable, adoptable animals. Each participating rescue group or shelter at the event has its own adoption application, interview process and adoption fee structure. Adoption fees help cover costs such as spay/neuter, vaccinations and other medical needs.
Potential adopters should come prepared with a valid form of identification and payment. If you're a renter, it's a good idea to have a letter from your landlord stating that you are allowed to have a pet.

Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fundraising Event for SPCA of Westchester Animals
Location: Captain Lawrence Brewery, 444 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford, NY 10523
Event Description: Hear the music, see the comedy and enjoy assorted beer, wine, cider and small bites. This event is sponsored by Animal Specialty Center of Yonkers.
Tickets: Fee to attend is $50.00 ($100.00 for DVM's). to RSVP and get tickets. Click HERE to RSVP and get tickets.

Sunday, June 10, 1 PM
War Dog Memorial (a free event)
Location:Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, 75 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale NY 10530
Event Description: This year marks the Centennial of the end of World War I. We have planned our War Dog program accordingly:
Curtis Deane, will tell us the story of "Stubby," the only American canine to serve overseas during World War I.
Mary Thurston, our historian, will tell us about life and activity at Hartsdale between 1914-1918 leading to the creation of the War Dog Memorial.
Marine Corps Veteran, Matthew Plumeri and his service dog, Gulliver will return.
The ceremony concludes with a formal wreath laying at War Dog Memorial.

Every Sunday, 10:30 AM
The Bronxville Pug Walk
Location: Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY
Pugs and their people meet up for a walk in Bronxville every Sunday.
For additional information visit

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at New Rochelle Humane Society
Location: 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801
The New Rochelle Humane Society is collecting items to celebrate Earth Day EVERY DAY! Please bring in your recycleables (printer ink cartridges and cell phones) to benefit the homeless animals at NRHS. Please share this news with your friends and family, your schools and your jobs. Let's Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for a good cause!
This is an ON-GOING campaign at New Rochelle Humane Society!
Contact 914-632-2925 for more information.

"Buy-A-Brick" Dog Park
Location: 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Help create a beautiful doggie park at the shelter, a place where a shelter dog can relax outside with volunteers or staff! The park will be paved with bricks bearing your name or inscription of your choice. What a wonderful tribute for your wonderful pet, an animal lover or a beloved deceased pet. Please improve a shelter dog's life with this lasting gift.
This is an ON-GOING campaign at New Rochelle Humane Society!
Contact 914-632-2925 for more information.

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For even more events, be sure to visit the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animal's site at

If you have an event you'd like to us to consider listing on the calendar, please submit it at least one month in advance. Send it to us using our submission form.

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