On Saturday, September 24, “Kids Adopt a Shelter,” an organization founded in 2011 by child actor Sean Martin, is hosting its 4th annual Pet Adoption Fashion Show. The show, which will be held at the Petco on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa, New York, is fun-filled event which includes a wide-variety of family-oriented activities.
Attendees can expect to find a local business vendor fair, dog agility, training, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. A community event publication called Macaroni Kid will host children’s activities. DJ Scott Becker will play music throughout the day, plus live music with The Kristina Rocco Band, Klueless Kunection Entertainment’s “Blue” from Blue’s Clues will be making a special appearance and so much more!
The Pet Adoption Fashion Show is the result of one of Martin’s dreams to help homeless pets find their way into a loving home. Martin’s goal is to showcase adoptable animals who are waiting to find a new family – to date, the Kids Adopt A Shelter Fashion Show has been responsible for helping over 60 animals find their “furever” families.
Today, Sean Martin is 16 years of age – the Kids Adopt A Shelter non-profit organization was created after Martin collected donations for a local shelter and he realized that other shelters needed help as well. Martin discovered that many other children and families shared his passion. Kids Adopt a Shelter is now represented by children and families worldwide. Kids Adopt a Shelter’s mission is “To make sure every shelter, rescue and foster can keep animals comfortable while waiting to be adopted, with the help of fellow kids.”
Martin told Shelter Me, “Animals need a voice and kids can be that voice – if one kid can make a difference, all of them can change the world.” He added, “Knowing that there’s all these kids who do good makes it worth while. Teaching young children life values, helping animals, working towards a solution to a problem humans created. Although sometimes when the attention is on me I think that it’s not about me and what I feel and what I do – it’s about the work.”
Tickets are required for 1 of the 250 FREE Swag Bags!
VIP Seats are $10 for 1 ticket per person/seat/Per show – General Admission (Standing) is FREE
Schedule of events:
10 a.m. – Vendors and Rescue Booths Open
11 a.m. – First “Adopt Me Runway Show”
12 p.m. – Kids Entertainment (TBA) /Agility and training shows
1 p.m. – Second “Adopt Me Runway Show”
2 p.m. – Blue from Blues Clues – Klueless Kunnections
2:30 p.m. – Kids Entertainment (TBA) /Agility and training shows
3 p.m. – Third “Adopt Me Runway Show”
4 p.m. – Public “Love my Pet Runway Show”
5 p.m. – Raffle Announcements & Vendor Booths Close
Find Kids Adopt a Shelter on Facebook here.