BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ 2020 Virtual Adoption Weekend

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.

Participating Shelters

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.

Friends for Life logo
Houston Humane logo
Metro Nashville Animal Care & Control logo
Nashville Humane logo

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.

Saturday (10/17)

Williamson County Animal Center (Nashville, TN)

9:00 – 9:30 AM CT

Houston Humane Society (Houston, TX)

10:00 – 10:30 AM CT

12:00 – 12:30 PM CT

Nashville Humane Association (Nashville, TN)

11:00-11:30 AM CT

2:00-2:30 PM CT

Sunday (10/18)

Friends For Life (Houston, TX)

9:00 – 10:00 AM CT

3:00 – 4:00 PM CT

Williamson County Animal Center (Franklin, TN)

11:00-11:30 AM CT 

Click here for info about available pets at Metro Animal Care + Control:

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.

More Resources

If you’re thinking about adoption, here are some resources to get you started:

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