Home For The Pawlidayz Event Clears Animal Shelter

Dozens of pets will be spending the holidays with their new families thanks to an adoption event which helped empty the Humane Society of Indianapolis shelter. Thanks to the “Home for the Pawlidayz” adoption event, which kicked off on Black Friday, the kennels were cleared.


The adoption event was sponsored by Zappos.com and Best Friends Animal Society – prior to the adoption kick-off, the shelter alerted area residents to the special waiver of adoption fees:

Beginning on Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, customers will have the opportunity to adopt a dog or cat at the Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) for no fee, thanks to the Zappos.com Pawlidayz initiative.

Droves of people skipped the mall and showed up to take advantage of the Pawlidayz event. By Sunday morning, the shelter had great news to share with Facebook followers:

Wow, Indianapolis! We’ve had so many adopters visit the shelter today that, at this point, all animals available for adoption have either been adopted, have an application in place from an interested patron, or are on hold. Thank you for helping us clear the shelter and find our dogs and cats loving homes for the holidays!


Though the cats and dogs initially available for the adoption event found homes, the shelter indicated that more will be made available on Monday.

Already have a house full of four-legged friends? You can still support the shelter by making a donation to help cover vaccinations and care for homeless pets still waiting for a home. Click here to read more.

Find the website for the shelter here.

Shelter Facebook page here.



Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.