Adopt, Don’t Shop, At These 3 Bergen Events

Enjoy the dog days of summer—and perhaps bring home a new pet—at these three animal shelter-hosted events going on now until September.


Summertime is a busy time for everyone, between being away for vacation, prepping for barbecue guests and getting the kids ready for another school year. And summer is busy for animal shelters too. In fact, cats reproduce more during summer “kitten season,” and shelters prepare for influx in dog intakes too, as many pups are afraid of July 4th fireworks and may run away from home.

That could explain in part why many of Bergen County’s local shelters are hosting summer and early fall adoption events and fundraisers. It’s the perfect season to welcome a new pet into your home, or at the very least, donate to the cause. These three summer-centric events will help you adopt, not shop right, here in our county:

Save the date
  • As part of the Homes for Dogs Project, Coldwell Banker Realty in Allendale is teaming up with several local rescue groups for their 4th Annual Dog Adoption event later this year. Visitors can meet pooches of all ages who are looking for their forever homes. Date: Oct. 1 from 12 to 3 p.m.
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