Local Events

Best Friends Animal Society holds a number of flagship events in and around New York City throughout the year, including Strut Your Mutt and the Best Friends Benefit to Save Them All. 

In addition, we participate in numerous adoption events, partnerships with local businesses and awareness initiatives to raise awareness surrounding the importance of adoption and find loving homes for the animals in our care, and the care of our rescue partners. For more information on these local events, or to invite Best Friends to be part of your event in the tri-state area, please email NYEvents@bestfriends.org.

Current and Upcoming Promotions and Events 

Clear the Shelters 2020

Best Friends New York is joining NBC and Telemundo for their sixth consecutive Clear the Shelter's event. In light of COVID-19 and the need to practice social distancing, this year's campaign has been adjusted to allow the public to plan their pet adoptions through virtual platforms.

We will be doing $25 adoptions for pets 6 months to 8 years and fee-waived adoptions for senior pets 8 years and older!

Learn how you can get involved at cleartheshelters.com



In light of government guidelines, we are postponing current and future in-person events and promotions. Please check back for any updates.