IHAD Domestic Events

Confirmed IHAD domestic events will be added to this list as they are made available to us.
Please check back often to find an IHAD event in your area.
Join us for the 28th annual International Homeless Animals’ Day on Saturday, August 17, 2019



Organization(s):  Baja Dog Rescue
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Petco Point Loma – Sports Arena, 3495 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA
Contact:  info@bajadogrescue.org
Website: http://bajadogrescue.org/
Event: Adoption Event!  Come grow your family by four paws!  Big dogs and small dogs from Baja Dog Rescue will be looking for their forever homes at Petco Point Loma – Sports Arena on International Homeless Animals’ Day. Dogs available for adoption can be viewed at: http://bajadogrescue.org/shelter-dogs/


Organization(s):  Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Unleashed by Petco, 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC
Contact:  info@luckydoganimalrescue.org
Website: https://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org
Event: Adoption Event!  Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will hold their weekly adoption event on International Homeless Animals’ Day at Unleashed by Petco. Dogs attending the event will be posted on their Facebook page at 6 PM the day before the event.   If there is a particular dog you are interested in and would like to meet, please confirm the dog’s attendance with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. If you are planning to adopt at the event, you can start the adoption process in advance by completing a dog application on their website.


Organization(s):  Gulf Coast Humane Society
Date:  Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time:  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Bell Tower Shops Center Court, 13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL
Contact:  Aimee McLaughlin; Email:  events@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org
Website: https://www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org
Event:  Candlelight Vigil!  Please join Gulf Coast Humane Society for their 8th annual International Homeless Animals’ Day candlelight vigil at the Bell Tower Shops Center Court in Fort Myers, Florida.

Organization(s):  Houndhaven, Inc.
Date:  Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time:  12:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Petco,  2561 E Hwy 50, Clermont, FL
Contact:  Linda; Email: houndhaveninc@aol.com
Website: https://www.houndhaven.org/
Event: Adoption Event!   You won’t want to miss the Houndhaven dogs strutting their stuff at Petco in Clermont on International Homeless Animals’ Day! Come meet the wonderful, adorable pups ready to join your family.


Organization(s):  Boise Bully Breed Rescue
Date:  Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time:  All Day
Location: 1471 E Commercial, Meridian, ID
Contact: Cathleen Catti; cathleen.catti@gmail.com
Website: http://www.boisebullybreedrescue.com
Event: Educational Event!  Please join Boise Bully Breed Rescue for an educational day at their facility and on Facebook.  Wonderful dogs available for adoption can be viewed at:  http://bit.ly/30Azh1qBoiseBullyBreedRes


Organization(s):  Greyhound Pets of America – Louisiana/Mississippi
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Saylor’s Pet Depot, 70457 Louisiana 21, Suite 114, Covington, LA
Contact:  Joyce; Email:  ShuggJ@eaganins.com
Website: https://houndsabound.org/
Event: Meet & Greet!  GPA will promote greyhound adoption. This public, “hands-on” gathering will allow members of the public an opportunity to experience an “in the fur” meeting and the opportunity to touch and interact with docile, friendly greyhounds. The meet & greet will allow potential adopters (or casual observers) to see how ex-racing greyhounds behave and how they adapt to family life. Public exposure and education are extremely important in exhibiting to the public the suitability and availability of greyhounds as family pets.


Organization(s):  Maine Greyhound Placement Service
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Petco, 777 Stillwater Ave, Bangor, ME
Contact:  Sue; Email:  greyhoundplacements@myfairpoint.net
Website:  https://www.greyhoundplacement.com
Event: Meet & Greet!  MGPS and their greyhounds will be at Petco-Bangor to promote greyhound adoption.  If your thinking about adopting a greyhound, please join MGPS to see greyhounds in person and learn more about the breed.


Organization(s):  For the Love of Cats Rescue and Adoption
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: PetSmart, 385 Haggerty Highway, Commerce Charter, MI
Contact:  info@locrami.com
Website: https://www.locrami.com
Event:  Cat Adoption Event!  For the Love of Cats, a foster-based rescue invites you to meet some adorable cats and kittens available for adoption at PetSmart, Commerce. If you’re looking for an amazing cat and forever companion visit their website to see some of the cats available for adoption.  You might just find your very own fur-ever friend!


Organization(s):  Secondhand Hounds
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Secondhand Hounds, 5959 Baker Rd, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN
Contact:  info@secondhandhounds.org
Website: https://secondhandhounds.org
Event: Summer Series of Adoption Events!  Come on out and meet your new best friend furever at Secondhand Hounds adoption event.  Please visit their website at secondhandhounds.org to learn more about the pet’s available for adoption.


Organization(s):  Hands, Hearts and Paws
Date:  Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Long Dog Fat Cat – Village Pointe, 16909 Burke St, Omaha, NE
Contact: Debbie; Email: handsheartspaws@cox.net
Website: https://www.handsheartspaws.org/
Event:  Meet & Greet on International Homeless Animals’ Day!  Hands, Hearts and Paws invites you to meet some of their awesome adoptable dogs and their wonderful volunteers.

Organization(s):  Little White Dog Rescue (LWDR)
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time:  12:00 PM -2:00 PM
Location:  The Green Spot Omaha, 1110 S 71st St, Ste K, Omaha, NE
Contact: Jennifer Eusterbrock; Email: info@littlewhitedogrescue.org
Website: http://www.littlewhitedogrescue.org/
Event: Meet & Greet!  Come out to The Green Spot on Saturday, August 17th between 12pm-2pm to meet some of Little White Dog Rescue’s adoptable dogs! Volunteers from the group will be there to answer questions you may have about the organization and their adoption process!


Organization(s):  NorthStar Pet Rescue
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  12 PM – 3 PM
Location: Pet Supplies Plus, 350 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland, NJ
Contact:  Email: woof@northstarpets.org
Website: https://www.northstarpets.org/dogs/
Event:  Adoption Event!  Come celebrate International Homeless Animals’ Day with NorthStar Pet Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus in Oakland!  Many adorable pups ready for their furever homes can be viewed here:  https://www.northstarpets.org/dogs/.


Sponsor:  Bo’s Bones Gourmet Organic Dog Biscuits
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, 805 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY
Contact:  Jen Sage; Email:  info@bosbones.com
Website: https://www.bosbones.com
Event: Ithaca Dog Fest 2019! Come visit area rescue groups to find your next best fur-ever friend on International Homeless Animals’ Day! Meet adoptable dogs and talk with the people who will help you find the perfect companion. Vendors of “dog stuff” will have treasures galore (collars, leashes, apparel, toys, treats, services, and more) for great shopping. A great day for dogs and the people who love them!  Bo’s Bones Gourmet Organic Dog Biscuits is sponsoring the event to support the folks who save dogs’ lives and restore their well-being.


Organization(s):  WAG! Festival
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Location: Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Darby Bend Lakes Area, 2755 Amity Road, Hilliard OH
Contact: Mike; Email: info@wagfest.com
Website: https://wagfest.com/
Event:  WAG! Dog Festival!  Bring your BFF (Best Furry Friend) and head to WAG! Fest on International Homeless Animals’ Day! It’s the biggest event in Ohio helping dogs in need. Dozens of regional shelters and rescue groups will be at the festival with adoptable dogs who are seeking forever homes.  This year’s WAG! Festival offers everything from education advice to live entertainment and contests. Additional information:  www.WAGFEST.com.


Organization(s):  Oregon Humane Society and Corgi Rescue
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Pearl District, Portland – NW Everett & Park Avenue
Contact:  Lynde Paule, Organizer; Email: LyndePaule@aol.com
Website: https://corgiwalk.com/
Event: Dog Walk!  The 12th annual Corgi Walk in the Pearl will take place on Saturday, August 17! The walk is a benefit for the Oregon Humane Society and Corgi Rescue.


Organization(s):  Tri-County Animal Rescue Center, Pennsylvania
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Clarion County Veterans Memorial Park
Contact:  contactus@tricounty-arc.org
Website: http://tricounty-arc.org/
Event: 7th annual International Homeless Animals’ Day observance!  Please join Tri-County Animal Rescue for a fun and informative day with raffles, games, and contests for kids, a pet parade, pinwheel memorials, music vendors and a chance to meet other rescues.


Organization(s):  Defenders of Animals
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Governor Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston St., Cranston, RI
Contact: Dennis Tabella, Director, Email:  defendersofanimals@msn.com
Website: http://www.defendersofanimals.org/
Event:  Humane Heroes Award Ceremony and Candlelight Vigil! Join Defenders of Animals for their 23rd consecutive International Homeless Animals’ Day Candlelight Vigil and Humane Hero Award Ceremony at Governor Sprague Mansion. Live Music.  Event is open to the public.


Organization(s):  Humane Society of McCormick County
Date:  Saturday, August 17
Time:  10:00 AM — 2:30 PM
Location: PetSmart, 2527 Whiskey Rd., Aiken, SC  29803
Contact: Judy Haywood; Email: HSMC2000@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mccormickcounty.petfinder.com
Event: Adoption Event — The Humane Society of McCormick County will host an adoption event on IHAD at PetSmart —Aiken.  Many friendly dogs available for adoption will be waiting to meet you at the event. Pets available for adoption can be viewed at http://www.mccormickcounty.petfinder.com.  If there is a particular pet you would like to meet at the event please contact the shelter at HSMC2000@gmail.com.  If you plan on adopting a dog and already have a canine friend at home, please bring your dog with you for a meet-and-greet with the potential new pet to ensure chemistry between the two pets won’t be an issue.


Organization(s):  Holly Help Spay and Neuter Fund
Date:  August 1 – August 31
Location: Holly Help Store Front Office, #14 Sixth St., Bristol, TN
Contact:  Sue Williams; Phone: (276) 466-5375
Website: http://hollyhelp.org/Home.php
Event: Awareness/Educational Event!  For the 10th consecutive year, Holly Help Spay and Neuter Fund will participate in IHAD with a month-long window display in the store front office featuring educational information to shed light on dog and cat overpopulation and the spay/neuter solution.  Holly Help Spay-Neuter Fund Founder/Operator, Sue Williams will be a guest on Channel 5 WCYB news at Noon to discuss pet overpopulation and International Homeless Animals’ Day.  The news segment can also be viewed on WCYB’s website.