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Mark Your Calendar for Clear the Shelters Adoption Drive

The dog days of summer are here, and as the temperature rises so are the spirits of shelters dogs and cats across the country as they get ready to find their forever someone to love during the this year’s 2022 Clear the Shelters campaign!

Mark Your Calendar for Clear the Shelters Adoption Drive !

When is the Clear the Shelters in 2022?

From August 1-31, 2022 thousands of animal shelters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico will take part in the Clear the Shelters initiative. This event, held in partnership with NBC-owned TV stations and the Telemundo Station Group, features low-cost and fee-waived pet adoptions.

Celebrating its 8th year in 2022, every dog, cat, kitten, puppy or other companion animal adopted during Clear the Shelters will add to the 703,000 fur babies who have already found their forever family thanks to the annual adoption drive.

How to Adopt During the Clear The Shelters Event

If you are unable to adopt, or simply want to help enrich the lives of dogs and cats in need, donations to a particular participating shelter or rescue can be sent to fundraising partners, Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site.

“I am a huge animal lover and can tell you from personal experience that when you open your heart and home to a rescue animal, your pet will thank you every single day of its life. It’s the most beautiful and purest form of unconditional love you can ever have.”

Kelly Clarkson, previous spokesperson

Virtual Pet Adoptions

Virtual pet adoptions are also returning for the 2022 campaign through partner WeRescue.

The WeRescue app enabled users to locate adoptable pets in their area, submit their adoption applications, and ask questions directly to shelters.

Leading social media animal brand The Dodo will again serve as a media partner.

Potential pet parents can find a participating shelter in their area on a Clear the Shelters’ online map. Simply click on the dots which indicate the location of a shelter that is taking part in the event to find out that facility’s address, phone number, hours of operation and website address.

As an added treat, you can also follow the number of pets who find homes on the day in real time thanks to a counter.

Sharing on Social Media

For more information including participating animal shelters and rescues, along with details on local events, visit and the Spanish-language site

Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.  

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