Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days

May 31 – June 1, 2014

Alabama | Arizona | California | Florida |
New York | Nevada | Vermont | Virginia | Wisconsin


Welcome to Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days, the biggest free pet adoption event in the country! Thanks to a little dog named Maddie, Maddie’s Fund® is working with 14 communities in 9 states throughout the country to find loving homes for 10,000 shelter animals in just two days.

  • 9 states
  • 14 communities
  • 200 locations
  • 10,000 adoptions


Dave Duffield talks about Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days
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Who is Maddie?

Maddie was a beloved Miniature Schnauzer whose unconditional love, devotion, loyalty and spirit inspired her caregivers, Dave and Cheryl Duffield, to start a charitable foundation, Maddie’s Fund, in her name.  To read more about Maddie and the Duffield Family, click here!

Interested in Adopting a Pet?

Join the lifesaving and adopt the love of your life during Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days, for free!  We invite you to browse for shelter pets on the Find a Pet page.  Once you’ve found an animal you think would be the perfect addition to your family, feel free to contact the organization caring for the animal.  They will walk you through their adoption application process and tell you where the animal will be on May 31st or June 1st.  Or, if you’d rather search for organizations closest to you, you’ll find a complete list of participating animal welfare groups on the Participants & Locations page.

Thank you for making a difference in the life of a shelter pet.  We’ll see you at Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days!

How Big is This Event?


Highlights from Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days 2013
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Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days in 2013 was a huge success, and it’s only getting bigger!  Last year, a total of 8,432 animals found loving homes during the event – a far cry from the original estimate of 5,000 adoptions!  Read our press release here.