’s Sponsors Free Pet Adoptions During “Friends On Us Fri and North Shore Animal League America are joining forces to launch “Friends on Us Fridays,” sponsoring free pet adoptions in 15 states across 36 cities until Black Friday.

Online retailer,, known for its massive shoe collections and superior customer service, is kicking off the holiday season with ‘Friends on Us Fridays,’ their latest effort in promoting animal advocacy and pet adoptions. The company’s charity, Zappos for Good will be working hand-in-hand with North Shore Animal League America beginning August 11 to bring free pet adoption to select shelters across 15 states and 36 cities. Each Friday that passes will ultimately lead up to the launch of Zappos annual ‘Home for the Pawlidayz’ campaign on November 24.

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Zappos will be covering all qualifying adoption fees approved adopters in select shelters each Friday, for both sweet kitties and canine companions. While partnering with North Shore Animal League, Zappos plans to announce an update with the newest cities every week in addition to shelter partners participating in the movement. To date, Zappos has successfully placed more than 18,000 pets in furever homes and the campaign continues to grow.

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Steven Bautista, Karma Kommando at, believes that Friends on Us Fridays is a way to extend a special brand of service to customers by bringing both pets and humans together as BFFs. The goal, he mentions, with Pawlidayz and Friends On Us Fridays is to bring joy to the customers in a heartfelt way.

Joanne Yohannan, Senior Vice President of Operations at North Shore Animal League is excited about the opportunity to partner with and raise awareness on homeless animals while working together with shelter partners to find loving homes. Potential pet parents throughout the United States can follow the buzz and take a vote for their city to be included by visiting and asking Friends On Us Fridays to 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

New and exciting developments for Pawlidays will be announced in the near future.

Cynthia Haldeman
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