Help #ClearTheShelters by Adopting One of These Lovable Pets

There's never been a better time to adopt, and these animals are all looking for their forever home. Are you ready to add a new four-legged member to your family?

Animal shelters across the country are once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with the annual Clear The Shelters campaign.

Throughout the month of August, we'll be working towards our goal of matching animals in need with loving homes in the D.C. area. This month some participating shelters are waiving adoption fees to make it even easier for you to take a pet home. And for those who can't adopt, donations are most welcome. You can donate to participating shelters here.

If you're new to pet adoption, click here to learn more about things like costs and how to be a loving owner.

Credit: Nelson Hsu/NBC

So far, in the D.C. area, more than 2,200 shelter animals have been adopted and more than $25,000 have been raised for local shelters since August 1.

Clear The Shelters Partners:

  • Greater Good, facilitates shelter shelter donations. If you'd like to make a donation, visit their site here: https://clearthesheltersfund.org/ 
  • PetHealth, or the 24 Hour Pet Watch, works in partnership with NBC and Telemundo to aggregate all available pets in shelters across the U.S. If you want to search for more pets, you can visit their site here: https://24petshelter.com/cleartheshelter 
  • We Rescue is a mobile app that lists shelters/available animals. You can download the app here: https://werescue.pet/ 
Have you and your pet spent so much time together during quarantine that you've started to look the same? News4's Pat Collins has launched the Pat's Prized Pets Lookalike Challenge to see which owner and pet pair are truly twinning.

Participating Local Shelters:

You can learn more about how to register as a participating shelter here:


Do you have an adoption story you'd like to share with us? Tag us @nbcwashington on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #ClearTheShelters in your photos for the chance to be featured by News4!

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