Maddie's Pet Project

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Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days

Looking for the love of your life? Hundreds of dogs and cats are waiting for you at animal shelters and rescue groups in Nevada, where pet adoptions will be free September 27 and 28 during Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days. All adoption fees are waived for pets going to loving new homes thanks to a grant from Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, #ThanksToMaddie.

“This is the 4th time we’ve held this statewide, semi-annual, free pet adoption event. The previous events were hugely successful, placing over 4,200 pets with new families,” said Kimberly Wade, Campaign Manager of Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada. “Every pet is spayed or neutered and vaccinated, and standard adoption policies still apply. Groups are able to waive the fees because we are essentially sponsoring these pets, awarding $200 for every dog or cat adopted to the group they came from.”

To find a list of participating organizations near you, visit All adoption locations, complete with photos of dogs and cats waiting for new homes, will be featured on the website beginning on September 23.

Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days is part of a statewide campaign, Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada, that aims to elevate the status and well-being of cats and dogs across the state through partnerships that increase adoptions from animal shelters and improve access to veterinary care in underserved areas.

Maddie’s® Pet Project in Nevada is made possible by the generosity of Maddie's Fund® and the Nevada-based Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation.

Maddie’s® Pet Project aims to increase live release rates for dogs and cats in Nevada shelters and rescues and support access to care in underserved communities in Nevada. This initiative is made possible thanks to Maddie’s Fund® and the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation.