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Join us for Best Friends National Adoption Weekend!

Best Friends National Adoption Weekend is back! This is an exclusive network partner event created to help organizations like yours adopt more animals. Participating partners have access to a robust marketing toolkit, national exposure on the Best Friends website and social channels, local and national press releases, as well as grant incentives for participating and reporting results. Last year’s four events resulted in more than 35,000 dogs & cats going to new homes!

What: Best Friends National Adoption Weekend

When: June 30 – July 2, 2023

Details: Participating partners will be reimbursed for every animal adopted during the event - $25 per cat and $25 per dog.*  


  • June 12: Register for the adoption event to be eligible for paid digital advertising to help drive adopters to participating partners.
  • June 16: Apply to become a network partner if not already one
  • June 16: Create an account in Shelter Pet Data Alliance
  • June 26: Adoption event registration closes at 5:00 PM MST

To register for adoption event:

  1. You must be a current network partner. You can check your status here if you are unsure. 

    If your organization is not already a network partner, you must apply to become one no later than Friday, June 16.

  2. Create an account in Shelter Pet Data Alliance.

    In order for your sign up to be complete, you need to verify your email, set up your profile, and complete your organization's profile. You can learn more about Shelter Pet Data Alliance here. If you have questions or run into issues creating your account, please contact our SPDA team

  3. Complete the adoption event registration form below. 

Any other questions, email

Check back soon for access to the marketing toolkit and reporting form.  

*Participating partners will be able to follow their own normal adoption procedures but must report results to receive the stipend.