About Best Friends Super Adoptions

Organized by Best Friends, a Super Adoption is a huge event — a coming together of dozens of shelters and rescue groups in a fun, festival-like atmosphere to find homes for hundreds of animals during a single weekend. The participating shelters and rescue groups are partners of Best Friends through our No More Homeless Pets Network. Held twice a year, during the spring and winter, Best Friends Super Adoptions are a great way to meet hundreds of adoptable animals in one place.

Holiday Pet Super Adoption 2018:

When: Saturday, December 8, 10a.m - 7p.m.; Sunday, December 9, 10a.m. - 5p.m
Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Dr, Secaucus New Jersey. Admission is FREE! 

What should I expect?

Expect to have a lot of fun, and to meet a huge number of adorable, adoptable animals. Each participating rescue group or shelter at the event has its own adoption application, interview process and adoption fee structure. Adoption fees help cover costs such as spay/neuter, vaccinations and other medical needs.

Please note that all participating shelters and many of the participating rescue groups offer same-day adoptions, but some groups require home checks as part of the application process.

Potential adopters should come with:

  1. All family members (human and canine) who will be living with the pet.
  2. A valid form of identification.
  3. Payment in form of cash or cards.
  4. For renters, please bring a copy of your lease or letter from your landlord stating that you are allowed to have a pet. Groups may want to contact your landlords directly before completing and adoption.
  5. Veterinary references—some groups may require references or call to the veterinary clinic of choice.
  6. More requirements may be needed depending on the rescue group or shelter you select to adopt from.

Participating Rescue Groups

This list is subject to change

Animals-R-Family Animal Care Centers of NYC Pinups for Pitbulls
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons People for Animals
Bark Animal Rescue & Rehab for K9's Best Friends Animal Rescue  
Best Friends Animal Society Bronx Tails Cat Rescue  
Bright Starz Neu-Life Animal Rescue Inc. Cypress Feline Rescue  
Carolina Poodle Rescue Happy Homes Animal Rescue  
Close to Home Animal Rescue Liberty Humane Society  
Cold Nost Warm Heart Dog Rescue Little Wanderers NYC  
Happy Life Animal Rescue Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue  
Liberty Humane Society People for Animals  
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue Rescue Dogs Rock NYC  
Paws on the Green South Brooklyn Cat Rescue  
Pinups for Pitbulls The Lucky Cat Rescue  
Posh Pets Rescue    
PupStarz Rescue    
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC    
Second Chance Rescue NYC    
SNARR Northeast    
Southhampton Animal Shelter Foundation