LAS VEGAS, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zappos.com, the online retailer known for its exceptional customer service is teaming up with North Shore Animal League America and announcing a new initiative furthering the brands' commitment to animal advocacy and pet adoption. Beginning Aug. 11, Zappos for Good will sponsor adoptions, for all approved adopters, at select shelters across 15 states and 36 cities every Friday leading up to the launch of the annual Home for the Pawlidayz campaign on Nov. 24. This means Zappos will cover all qualifying adoption fees for select shelters each Friday, for both dogs and cats!
"At our core, Zappos.com is a service company. Friend on us Fridays presented by Zappos for Good is a way for us to extend our special brand of service to customers in a different way by rescuing both pets and humans by uniting them as BFFs," said Steven Bautista, Karma Kommando at Zappos.com. "Our goal with Pawlidayz, and now Friends On Us Fridays, is bringing happiness to our customers in a heartfelt way."
"We are excited about partnering with Zappos.com and raising awareness about the plight of homeless animals while working together with our shelter partners across the country to find them loving homes," said Joanne Yohannan, Senior Vice President, Operations, North Shore Animal League America.
Working in tandem with North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), Zappos will announce new cities every week with multiple NSALA shelter partners participating in an effort to find responsible, loving homes for rescued animals. Prospective pet parents across the country can follow the excitement and vote for their city to be included by visiting Zappos.com/Pets and requesting Friends On Us Fridays come to their town.
The first three Fridays include:
- Friday, Aug. 11: Southern California
- Burbank, Burbank Animal Shelter
- Baldwin Park, Baldwin Park Animal Care Center
- Agoura Hills, Agoura Animal Care and Control
- Friday, Aug 18: Colorado
- Peyton, National Mill Dog Rescue
- Littleton, Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
- Colorado Springs, Wild Blue Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
- Friday, Aug. 15: New York
- Port Washington, NSALA
- Manhattan, Muddy Paws Rescue
- Brooklyn, Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Friends On Us Fridays is an extension of Zappos' annual Home for the Pawlidayz campaign in which adoption fees at shelters across the country are sponsored by Zappos from Black Friday through the holiday weekend. This campaign continues to grow each year and has led to more than 18,000 pet adoptions to-date. Exciting new developments for Pawlidayz 2017 will be announced in the coming months.
About North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America—the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization—has saved the lives of over 1 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at risk of euthanasia. Through our many innovative programs, we reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them responsible, loving homes. As a leader in the no-kill movement, we are dedicated to promoting shelter pet adoptions; encouraging spay/neuter programs; reducing animal cruelty; ending euthanasia; and advancing the highest standards in animal welfare. Please join us in saving the lives of innocent animals by donating to support our lifesaving mission.
The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is an initiative of The Pet Savers Foundation, the program development arm of North Shore Animal League America. It was developed in collaboration with Yale University School of the 21st Century. Guided by the research on resiliency, social and emotional learning, and human-animal interaction, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum includes lesson plans and strategies to actively engage students and promote social and emotional competence, academic achievement, and awareness of the needs of shelter pets, also known as Mutt-i-grees
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