71 Pets From NYC’s Largest Shelter Adopted In One Day At Petco’s Block Party

Animal shelters across the country are overflowing with homeless pets who are all waiting for a loving home.

Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC, the largest animal shelter in the city, has several locations filled with cats and dogs who deserve to find their special someone. It is a great day when one pet gets adopted and a huge celebration when over 70 pets find homes in one day.

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New Yorkers formed a line in Union Square to meet adoptable pets from local shelters at Petco’s 25th Birthday Block Party. ACC shared what an “incredible” day it was for the shelter pets and staff who were able to witness all the happy matches.

@petco.love Are you in the NYC area and looking for a new BFF? ⁠ ⁠ Join us at our Birthday Block Party + Adoption Event in Union Square Park on June 2 from 11-4. Discover your new bestie in one of these adoptable pets or one of 300+ other adoptable pets at the event! : @koreank9rescue, Badass Animal Rescue, @muddypawsrescuenyc, @rescuenyc, @seespotrescued, Pupstarz Rescue, @nycacc ♬ Come and Get Your Love – Redbone

“51 kittens, 11 cats, and 9 dogs were adopted at Petco’s 25th Anniversary Block Party! It was an incredible day where we had about 1 adoption every 5 minutes, and constant celebrations and smiles were seen throughout Union Square that whole day,” shared the ACC along with a video of excited pets meeting their new families.

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A poodle mix named Dust Bunny was the first adoption of the event and the crowd cheered as the sweet boy wagged his tail in excitement.

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He was also the first to get a pet-friendly slice of Petco’s 7-foot-long celebration cake.

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The shelter was also given a $100,000 grant from Petco to continue their life-saving work. Gianni went on stage to accept the check alongside ACC’s CEO, Risa Weinstock and captured the attention of an adopter.

The good boy was adopted!

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There were so many great matches like a dog named Aubrey who was adopted by a woman named Audrey.

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Check out the video below to see more.

@nycacc 51 kittens, 11 cats, and 9 dogs were adopted at Petco’s 25th Anniversary Block Party! It was an incredible day where we had about 1 adoption every 5 minutes, and constant celebrations and smiles were seen throughout Union Square that whole day. A total of 71 animals found their new forever homes that day. Big thank you to @Petco @petco.love for hosting such a wonderful day, as well as presenting a grant of $100,000 this year to support our lifesaving initiatives. If you would like to adopt one of the hundreds of amazing Boroughbreds we have available, visit nycacc.app #nycacc #boroughbred #petcolove #petco #petcolove #unionsquare #adoptionevent #nycevents #nycactivities #nycdogs #shelterdogs #sheltercats #shelterkittens #rescuedogs #rescuecats #adoptablecats #adoptabledogs #happytail ♬ original sound – Luisa Marion

While the staff couldn’t be happier for the pets who found forever homes, there are still countless more back at the shelters waiting for their turn. Check out all the adoptable ACC pets here.

Petco thanked everyone who attended their 25th celebration and announced that over 250 pets were adopted that day from various shelters. “NYC, you really know how to show up for animals in need— we couldn’t have done any of this without YOU!”

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