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Clear the Shelters

Nearly 900 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18 that helps find loving homes for animals in need. Since 2015, #ClearTheShelters has resulted in more than 153,651 pet adoptions. Join Humane Society Naples in our efforts to Clear the Shelters in 2018! Volunteers and shelter staff will be on-site at both locations to help you find the perfect pet.

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Our main shelter and satellite center in Coastland Mall will be participating and all adoption fees will be waived for qualified adopters!

Our Two Adoption Locations

Main Shelter
370 Airport-Pulling Rd
Naples, FL 34104
Adoption Hours: 8 am – 8 pm
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Satellite Center – Coastland Mall
2038 Tamiami Trl N
Naples, FL 34102
Adoption Hours: 10 am – 9 pm
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Pets are adopted on a first come, first served basis and no holds are permitted. If you are looking for puppies or small dogs, we suggest you arrive early.

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Things you should know about this fee-waived adoption event:

Please be patient and arrive early! We anticipate a lot of people looking for their furever pet during this event, so you may experience wait times. We ask that you use the animals as inspiration – they’ve been patiently waiting for YOU! During your wait time, we will have an area with activities including games, food and fun. Be patient with our staff, volunteers and other adopters as we work to make sure everyone finds their new furry family member and has a great adoption experience. Animals shelters cannot control their “furry inventory”, as we are in the business of saving the animals who need us. While we do get puppies and small dogs, they are usually the first to be adopted. We encourage you to arrive early! Typically, animals shelters have an abundance of kittens in the summer, but they are also usually the first adopted. Adult animals make great pets, too!

For visitors coming to the main shelter, there is event parking near the Civil Air Patrol building with complimentary shuttle service by Slidr.

Give some thought to the type of pet you’re hoping to adopt. A couch potato? A cat that likes to snuggle? A floppy-eared bunny? A running buddy? Knowing the type of personality, you’re looking for before you arrive will help you make the most of your Clear the Shelters experience. You are more than welcome to come visit our pets in advance of the event — just know that they may be adopted before Saturday!

Note: Friday, August 17 – Our main shelter will be closed and our satellite center – Coastland Mall will close at 5 pm in order to prepare for the event.

Make sure you have everything – and everyone – with you. In order to adopt, you must be at least 18 years old and provide a valid photo ID. We also encourage you to bring along other humans in your household that will interact with your new best furry friend on a regular basis. Most animals go home the same day with only a few exceptions. Please be prepared to take your pet home the same day.

Please leave your furry family members at home. It’s not because we don’t love them — we promise. Due to the additional traffic on Saturday, we are unable to accommodate your pet during the Clear the Shelters event. With hundreds of humans wandering around and all the excitement and BOW-WOW! All adopters will be provided with step-by-step instructions on how to properly introduce your new pet(s) to your resident pet(s), and our staff is always here to help if you have questions.

Note: A few of our dogs may require a meet and greet with our behaviorist if you have another pet at home. If our team determines you are a good fit and we need you to bring in your companion, we will make arrangements on a case-by-case basis for dog introduction.

It’s Florida – so please plan accordingly! Many of our meet and greet areas for dogs and waiting areas for the event are outdoors, so wear sunscreen and bring hats or umbrellas to protect against the sun’s rays (or rain). Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated, too. Our main shelter will have a “Cool Zone” cooling tent with fans.

Your waived adoption fees include the following:

Adoption fees range from $20 – 275 and have been reduced to $0 on all animals for one day only! Waived adoption fees include spay or neuter, a microchip, county license and all age-appropriate vaccines. You are welcome to bring your own collar, leash, and carrier; if you prefer not to, a collar, leash and/or carrier will be provided at no cost.

Waived adoption fees aren’t a bad thing. As fellow animal lovers, we absolutely share your concern for ensuring all adopted pets find their loving furever homes! Each participating shelter completes the same adoption process as they would any other day – the only difference is we have recruited sponsors to cover the adoption fees. We are as thorough as possible when completing adoptions to ensure that each pet is going into a safe home. Our goal with these events is to encourage pet owners to choose adoption first and provides an opportunity for the public to visit shelters and rescues that they may not have previously.

Ready to adopt? Check out our available pets! Please visit hsnaples.org/adopt.

Can’t adopt? No worries! You can still come and enjoy the day’s activities and see the joy of an animal leaving the shelter for their furever home.

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Main Shelter Activities
• McGruff the Crime Dog and Collier County Sheriff’s Office
• Shaved ice from Kiss My Ice
• Gourmet hotdogs from Doggone Organic
Groupiebooth photo booth
• Bounce house

Satellite Center Activities
• Temporary tattoo station
• Spin & Win
Groupiebooth GIF booth
• Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on any retail item

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Can’t adopt? Make a donation! Your gift will help our orphaned animals in our care waiting for their loving family. Support the life-changing and life-saving work of Humane Society Naples by giving below.

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