Join the ASPCA in celebrating 150 years of saving lives!

NYC Paws Parade 

Bring the whole family out – including Fido – to watch the first NYC Paws Parade. The parade honors the history of animal protection and celebrates the efforts of local groups dedicated to protecting some of our city’s most vulnerable residents.


Begins at Madison Square Park on 26th & 5th and winds down Broadway to Union Square


11 A.M. - Noon


Parade will feature NYPD mounted & canine units, ASPCA, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Animal Care Centers of NYC, shelters and rescue groups, veterinarians, giveaways and, of course, lots of dogs! Bernadette Peters will serve as our Grand Marshal. 

Adoptapalooza: Celebrating ASPCA’s 150 Years of Animal Rescue

In partnership with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the ASPCA will hold two large adoption events in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Hundreds of dogs, cats and rabbits will be available, and adoption fees will be covered by Animal Planet, the ASPCA’s generous partner. More info can be found at

Manhattan Event


Union Square Park, Broadway and 17th Street


Noon - 5:00 P.M.


Fee-waived pet adoptions thanks to Animal Planet, free microchips and pet IDs, sponsor giveaways, photo booth, and more! More information can be found on the Mayor's Alliance website.

Brooklyn Event


House of Vans, 25 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222


11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 


Fee-waived pet adoptions thanks to Animal Planet, food trucks, ASPCA historical exhibit, celebrity pet attendees like Marnie the Dog, photo booth, giveaways, a festival atmosphere, and more!

Win an Exclusive VIP Package to the ASPCA’s Documentary Premiere Party!

We’re giving away two tickets to join the ASPCA and Animal Planet for the red carpet premiere of a new ASPCA documentary, "Second Chance Dogs." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and cocktail reception.

To enter, share a photo of your rescued pet and tell us why you think adoption is the best option. One winner will receive two VIP tickets to the April 10 NYC premiere party, hotel accommodations for one night, and an exclusive gift bag.

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