Clear the Shelters: Find a Participating Shelter Near You

Animal shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need.

The fourth annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held Aug. 18, 2018. Hundreds of participating shelters will waive or discount fees as part of the one-day adoption drive.

The goal is to #ClearTheShelters by finding 'furever' homes for as many animals as possible. More than 80,000 pets were adopted during last year’s event, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 6.5 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 3.2 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.

Dozens of local shelters will take part this year in Clear the Shelters. Refer to the interactive map above to identify a shelter near you.

Prefer a list? Check it out below:


Berks County

- The Humane Society of Berks County - Animal Rescue League of Berks County

Bucks County

- Cat Tales Inc. - Loving Spirit Hamster Rescue - Women's Humane Society - Get Your Pet

Chester County

- Brandywine Valley SPCA (West Chester)

Delaware County

- Providence Animal Center - Andy's Friends Cat Rescue & Adoption - Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society (PALS)

Lancaster County

- The Humane League of Lancaster County - Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center

Lehigh County

- Cat Shack

Montgomery County

- ACCT Everyday Adoption Center - Kitty Cottage Adoption Center - Montgomery County SPCA (Conshohocken, Perkiomenville, Abington) - Mostly Muttz Rescue - Pawsibilities Animal Rescue - Salfid Rescue Inc.

Northampton County

- The Center For Animal Health & Welfare

Philadelphia County

- ACCT Philly - Morris Animal Refuge - Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) (Grant Ave and 2nd Street) - Pennsylvania SPCA (Erie Avenue and Fishtown Locations)

New Jersey

Atlantic County

- Atlantic County Animal Shelter

Burlington County

- Burlingon County Animal Shelter - Randall's Rescue

Camden County

- Camden County Animal Shelter

Cape May County

- Cape May County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

Gloucester County

- Gloucester County Animal Shelter

Mercer County

- EASEL/Ewing Animal Shelter - Hamilton Township Animal Center

Ocean County

- Southern Ocean County Animal Facility - Manahawkin - Northern Ocean County Animal Facility - Jackson


Kent County

- First State Animal Center and SPCA

New Castle County

- Brandywine Valley SPCA (New Castle) - Delaware Humane Association - Faithful Friends Animal Society - Delaware SPCA - House Rabbit Society: Southeastern PA-Delaware Chapter

Sussex County

- Brandywine Valley SPCA (Georgetown)