Adopting A Pet? August 18th Is The Best Day To Do It!

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NBCUniversal owned television stations’ fourth annual Clear the Shelters initiative is kicking off. Clear the Shelters is a community-driven, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is dedicated to placing animal lovers with their perfect pet. 

The NBC and Telemundo stations of Clear the Shelters do this by teaming up with hundreds of animal shelters and rescues all across country to offer potential pet parents waived or reduced adoption fees for one adorable day.

This year, that day is August 18, making this date the perfect day to adopt a pet. To see which shelters and rescues near you are participating in Clear the Shelters, visit the initiative’s website.

Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has found homes for over 150,000 pets while also raising awareness about pet overpopulation, shelter overcrowding and the importance of spaying and neutering your animals.

Those who aren’t in a place to adopt a pet right now can still join in on the fun by tuning into Clear the Shelters special hosted by Jane Lynch which will air on NBC on August 24 (check your local listings) and will recap how many pets were adopted through Clear the Shelters this year and some of the animals’ amazing stories.

To find a list of participating shelters and learn more about the amazing initiative, visit and follow #cleartheshelters on social media.


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