Clear the Shelter is just around the corner. We have so many amazing, friendly pets who will be waiting for homes at no fees on Saturday, August 19th, from 10am to 4pm.
Clear the Shelter is NBC10/Telemundo’s effort to clear out shelters across the country. In effort to find homes for as many pets as possible on this one day, we are waiving all adoption fees.
Just about 700 shelters, including our lifesaving Center, participated in the event last year, and as a result, over 50,000 pets found their forever homes! Our facility led the region in adoptions, processing an organizational record 112 adoptions!
If you plan on participating in our Clear the Shelter event, here are some helpful tips and requirements that should be fulfilled before taking you can take your furever friend home:
- A completed adoption application, which can be downloaded, filled out and brought with you the day of the event
- A driver’s license or a state-issued ID with your current address showing you are at least 18 years old
- The owner of the home must consent to the adoption of the animal.
- If you rent, we require a copy of your lease stating that you are allowed to have pets. If the lease doesn’t state anything regarding owning pet, we’ll need an official letter from your landlord. Since many rental offices are closed on Saturday, try to get this ahead of time and bring the letter with you.
- If you own your home, please bring a copy of your deed, mortgage payment book or tax bill.
- All members of the household must meet and approve of the new furry family member.
- If you are planning to adopt a dog and presently have a dog(s), all dogs must meet at the Adoption Center under the supervision of a trained Providence Animal Center Animal Care Associate. This means, if you have a dog of your own, bring him/her with you the day of the event so they can meet the new pet.
- If you have veterinary records for current or previous pets, please bring them if possible.
- All adoption applications must be completed and submitted by 3:30pm.
Our adoption process is on a first good home come, first good home served basis when all requirements are met and the application is approved. We do not place holds on animals, so be sure to have all of the above requirements met.
Be sure to wear sunblock and bring water for you and your pet, if you are bringing a resident dog. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear in case you have to wait in line. We plan to have food available to purchase, so don’t worry about snacks.
We are looking forward to clearing the shelter, but we need your help: come out and adopt! If you can’t adopt, consider paying it forward and donating to cover the cost of waiving all adoption fees this one day only. The more animals we find homes for, the more animals in need we can help. Remember, you are saving two lives when you adopt – the one you are welcoming into your family and the animal at risk in need of saving!