Clear The Shelter Day!

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Save the Date: Help Clear the Shelters on August 27!

If you’re thinking about taking home a new furry friend, consider heading to CCARE to adopt on Clear the Shelter Day on Aug. 27, when hundreds of shelters will waive or discount fees as part of the adoption drive! Every year, millions of companion animals end up in shelters. While shelter adoption rates have been steadily rising since 2011, about 1.5 million animals are euthanized each year due to overcrowding. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them.  

By adopting a shelter animal, you actually save two lives – the dog you adopt, and the dog who gets to take its place! Last year, more than 100,000 pets were adopted from over 1,200 shelters across the country. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has helped more than 411,000 pets find forever homes. 

Apply for the dog you want now - this is the best way to get the dog you want and a $0 adoption fee!

Event Details

Pre-approved applications will get to adopt their dogs before the general public from 10AM-12PM. Get your applications in ASAP for the dog you want! 

Pre-approved adopters can have their meet-and-greets before the event, too, so all that you'll need to do on CTS Day is a bit of paperwork and pick up your best friend!

Pre-approved adopters will enjoy $0 adoption fees, so long as they can pick up their dog by 12PM on Clear The Shelter Day.

From August 1-26 and afternoon on the 27th, all remaining dogs will be made available to the public for a $75 (half price) adoption fee.


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