Weekend Adopt-A-Thon!

Animal shelters across the country were holding ASPCA-sponsored Mega Matchathon Adoption Events this weekend. The DC area held ours at the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL), and seven area shelters participated – including the Montgomery County Humane Society. We all packed up a bunch of animals and brought them to WARL in hopes of finding them forever homes on the spot. It was so much fun!

Over both days we brought eleven dogs total, and all but three got adopted! A few of the lucky ones included:

While three pups didn’t find their forever homes, they still had an awesome weekend soaking up attention and getting great exposure and socialization.

It was an amazingly successful event, with 19 animals in total being adopted to great families. Two full days of woo-ing the crowds sure wore out the dogs!

I’m tuckered out too after such a long weekend, but it was beyond worth it. I wish everyone could experience the feeling of a shelter animal finally finding the perfect home. I think there were a few dogs I actually did a dance for when I saw the adoption interviewer return from speaking with the families with a smile on her face saying, “Woofer’s going home!” There is just nothing like it.

So congrats to Tory, Callie, Woofer, Chauncy, Holton, Roscoe, Brooks, Annie, Spike, Nike, Rio, Tijuana, Kangaroo, Dallas, Chess, Bowling, Juno, Peach, and Goose for getting a new chance at love!

5 thoughts on “Weekend Adopt-A-Thon!

  1. In KC, three big shelters participated and allowed smaller rescues to join in at their event as well – totally in over 700 adoptions this weekend! It brought tears to my eyes to see signs that said “all cats have been adopted – none available right now” and to see rows and rows of empty dog kennels. This was such a cool event!

  2. Karen Wagner

    So happy that so many of the dogs got adopted! Just warms my heart! That is just wonderful!! I will definitely be adopting my next animal from a shelter. I have a rescued cat and she is just so spoiled and we just love her!! Thank you for what all of you do! So amazing!!
    Karen:)

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