Clear the Shelters on August 18

Best Friends will participate in Clear the Shelters again this year!  On Saturday, August 18, adoption fees will be WAIVED for ALL animals at the pet adoption center (307 West Broadway) as part of the event. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, Clear the Shelters is a nationwide pet adoption event that aims to connect animals with loving, forever homes. This year, more than 90 Tri-State area shelters are taking part. 

Adopt to Save Them All

By choosing to adopt a pet from a shelter, you are saving a life. Plus, no matter what type of dog or cat you’re looking for, you’re sure to find your new best friend at a shelter, where there are wonderful pets of every breed, size and age.

Find a pet

Use the search below to find adoptable pets from us and our rescue partners.

Search for available pets.

For more information about adoption or a particular pet, please contact us at AdoptNYC@bestfriends.org. Adopt one to help Save Them All!

Save time! Fill out a pet adoption survey:

If you've found the pet you want, you can print and fill out an adoption survey below. Then bring it with you when you come in to meet your potential new pet, so your adoption process will already be underway!

DOG SURVEY

CAT SURVEY

Adoption Requirements

Please keep in mind, to be considered as an adopter, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have identification showing your present address
  • Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord
  • Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care of the animal