On May 2nd and 3rd, one of the most highly-anticipated adoption events of the year took place in LA: the NKLA Super Adoption Weekend. Over one weekend every May and November, Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles hosts local rescue groups and shelters at the La Brea Tar Pits in order to help some of the area’s thousands of homeless pets get adopted into loving homes.
What a weekend it was! Adoptable pets could be found at every turn – from the tiniest of kittens (that you could help bottle feed!) to the largest of dogs (Millie the Great Dane). There were even potbelly pigs!
Even if you weren’t there to adopt, there was still lots to see. From pet supply vendors to expert advice booths such as “Ask the Trainer,” there truly was something for every pet lover. Music and lots of great food rounded out the event, giving it a festival feel just perfect for a fun, family-friendly day.
But the most important feature of this event was placing homeless pets, of course, and they did just that by finding over 500 pets their forever homes (including one bunny and one pig)! (Our very own Adopt & Shop placed 15 kittens and 2 adult cats!) Additionally, NKLA Coalition and other rescue groups took in over 100 more shelter dogs and cats, making the total for the day over 620 lives saved!
If you missed out on the fun this time around, be sure to check it out next time. Remember, there are still thousands of adoptable animals available in your local shelters and rescues, or at humane-model pet stores, so if you’re looking to add a furry member to your family, don’t wait! For a little inspiration, check out this gallery of adoption pics and other fun goings-on from the weekend’s festivities.
Did you attend the NKLA Super Adoption Weekend? Did you adopt a pet? Let us know in the comments.