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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

Saturday, August 4, 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, August 4, 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

Saturday, August 5, 2018, 12 pm - 5 pm
Save the Date! Adoptapalooza in Prospect Park
Location: Prospect Park
Event Description: Usually Adoptapalooza events have activities for children such as face painting and free photos. Pet services such as licensing and microchipping are available. A wide variety of pets that have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered are available for adoption.
Check back mid- to late-July for a detailed description of this particular event.

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

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Long Island Events

Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9 am - 6 pm each day
Little Shelter's Pet-A-Palooza
Location: 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, NY 11743
This dog friendly event is fun for the WHOLE family! Raffles, contests, adoptable animals, BBQ, live entertainment, rescue groups, dog parade, blessing of the animals and so much more!
For more information contact 631-368-8770, visit or send email to

Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9 am - 6 pm each day
Reptile Expo
Location: Suffolk Community College Health, Sports and Education Center
GPS Address: 485 Wicks Rd. Brentwood, NY 11717
Just south of Long Island Expressway Exit 53
This will be the largest Reptile Expo ever held on Long Island, with more than 150 vendor and display tables! Dozens of reptile breeders will have thousands of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale as pets. Vendors will also be selling cages, terrarium supplies, frozen feeder rodents, and many other reptile-related items at discounted prices.
Admission: $10/adults, $5/kids 7-12, under 7 free
Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult!
Tickets sold at the door only. Cash or Credit Card
Loads of Free Parking!

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

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 5 pm - 7:30 pm (Adoptions available 3 pm - 7 pm)
Algonquin Hotel Annual Celebration: Reception and Cat Fashion Show
Location: 59 West 44 Street, NY, NY 10036
Event Description: Join the Fun! Meet Hamlet VIII, the new Algonquin Cat! (Matilda retired and was adopted by a hotel employee.)
Attend the reception which includes:
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and desserts,
Cat Fashion Show,
Silent Auction,
Goody Bag,
On-site mobile adoption
Tickets: The cost is $75 per person. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
100% of proceeds from this event will go to the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals.

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

Monday, September 10, 7:10 pm
Come early for Dog Parade

Bark at the Park - Marlins vs. Mets
Location: Citi Field, Flushing, NY
Event Description: Join the Mets, North Shore Animal League America and Animal Rescue Foundation for Bark At The Park at Citi Field! Bring your canine companion and support these no-kill animal rescue and adoption organizations. Dogs will only be allowed in the Coca-Cola Corner at Citi Field.
Arrive early to the Bullpen Gate with your game tickets to participate in the Dog Parade* (weather permitting). This gate opens two hours before game time. Dogs not participating in the parade, must also enter via the Bullpen Gate. Approximately one half hour prior to the start of game, all dogs will be directed to the Right Field Gate for direct access to the Coca-Cola Corner.
*Due to time limitations, participation in the parade is not guaranteed as the New York Mets reserve the right conclude admission to the parade as deemed necessary for game to start at scheduled time. Early arrival is recommended.
ticket Prices:
Human ticket- Coca-Cola Corner: $25
Dog Ticket- Coca-Cola Corner: $20
Click HERE to buy tickets.

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Sunday, July 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reptile Expo
Location: Westchester County Center 198 Central Ave White Plains, NY 10606
Event Description: The Northeast's largest Reptile Expo!
More than 150 Reptile Breeders will have thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale at discounted prices. Vendors will also be selling a huge selection of cages, racks, frozen rodents, feeder bugs, and many other reptile-related items.
Admission: $10/adults, $5/kids 7-12, under 7=Free
All tickets sold at the door the day of the show only. Cash or CC.
No personal animals allowed.

Sunday, Oct 21, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free Rabies Vaccination/Low Cost Microchipping Clinic
Location: Humane Society of Westchester, 70 Portman Rd., New Rochelle, NY 10801
Event Description: All dogs must be kept on leash; cats and ferrets must remain in a carrier.
All pets must be supervised by an adult.
Dogs who are aggressive towards people or other dogs are not allowed.
This rabies clinic is sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department and is available to Westchester County residents ONLY.
For more information, email

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

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