North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Adoptathon 2012, Port Washington, NY, May 5 – 6, 2012

Dog devotees are invited to enjoy a weekend of family fun and famous faces as Fidos and felines find their forever families at North Shore Animal League America’s 36-hour marathon adoption event.

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption center will open its doors at 25 Davis Avenue in Port Washington for the start of the adoptathon, which is celebrating its 18th year in 2012. A premiere global pet adoption event, sponsored by Purina ONEĀ®, more than 2,500 shelters in 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U,S, Virgin Islands and six countries will join with the Animal League to place pets in permanent homes.

Using their combined star power to promote the event, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Brad Smith, NCIS: Los Angeles star Renee Felice Smith and HGTV personality Tanya Marchiol (who recently attended the finale of North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life 2012) will meet with fans, and animal-loving little ones can say hello to the organization’s new pet ambassador, Scooby-Doo!

Tanya Marchiol, who took part in North Shore Animal League America’s finale of Tour for Life 2012, will be among the stars on hand to show support for the adoptathon:

Two days of play with a purpose, visitors can cheer for the skilled Spots on the Purina Incredible Dog Team, learn puppy training tips, get advise from veterinary, grooming and training experts, buy plants at the Mutt-i-greesĀ® Marketplace, enjoy food and beverages at the Kitty Cat Cafe, meet foster care animals and perhaps find a new furry friend among the more than 700 adorable adoptables who will be attending the event.

When: May 5 – 6, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: 25 Davis Avenue in Port Washington, NY

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Photo Credit: PRNewsFoto/North Shore Animal League America

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    I also want to adopt a dog to rescue those that are homeless.