If you’re in Middle Tennessee or Houston and have been wanting to add a pet to your family, we can help! We’ve expanded our BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Adoption Weekend for 2020, taking it virtual and planning to cover up to $100,000 in adoption fees. Here’s how to participate…
Meet Your New Best Friend by Zoom
The 2020 Adoption Weekend takes place via Zoom on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, with adoptions continuing for the following week. Check the list below for a shelter near you and its Zoom meet-and-greet opportunities.
For those who go on to adopt, you’ll finish the process directly with the shelter, with Mars Petcare covering the adoption fee and providing a starter kit of food samples, coupons and other resources. We’re also offering free virtual “Pet Basics” training sessions for new pet parents.
This year’s Adoption Weekend includes these shelters from BETTER CITIES FOR PETS certified cities in Middle Tennessee and Houston. Click on their logos to learn more about them.
How to Sign Up
Check the shelter listings below and click on the time of the Zoom meet-and-greet you’d like to join.
Williamson County Animal Center (Nashville, TN)
Houston Humane Society (Houston, TX)
Nashville Humane Association (Nashville, TN)
Friends For Life (Houston, TX)
Williamson County Animal Center (Franklin, TN)
Click here for info about available pets at Metro Animal Care + Control: http://www.friendsofmacc.org/adoptorfoster.html
After the Adoption Weekend
Mars Petcare will be continuing to cover adoption fees at the participating shelters through Sunday, October 25. This allows some extra time for those who need to visit after a Zoom meet-and-greet or who weren’t able to do the a Zoom.
If you haven’t yet picked out a pet but want to adopt, check the shelter links above to see how the shelters are handing visits and adoptions at this time.
If you’re thinking about adoption, here are some resources to get you started:
- 8 Great Reasons Why You Should Consider Adopting a Pet
- 6 Ways to Start Off on the Right “Paw” When You Adopt a Pet
- 8 Tips to Be Successful When Renting with Pets
- 9 Ways Responsible Pet Owners Make Life Better for Pets and People
- Safe Cat, Happy Cat: 7 Steps to Cat-Proof Your Home
- 7 Things You Need to Know to Avoid Pet Poisons
- 6 Tips for Good Neighbor Pet-iquette