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1010 WINS And Fresh 102.7 Help Shelter Pets Find Homes At Adoptapalooza

New York (1010 WINS) Get ready to meet your new furry family member in Washington Square Park!

1010WINS' Susan Richard reports:


1010WINS and Fresh 102.7 are the official radio stations for Adoptapalooza, presented by the Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals.   It takes place Saturday, May 19 from 11 to 4, and will feature more than a hundred cats and dogs from local rescue organization including Animal Care & Control of New York, Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Animal Haven, Four Paws Sake NYC, The Picasso Veterinary Fund, Posh Pets, and Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

Watch a preview of Adoptapalooza here:

1010 WINS Anchor Susan Richard, and Fresh 102.7 Morning Co-Host Kim Berk will serve as emcee's for the event, with lots of fun planned for the whole family, including:

Dog Agility by Spot Dog Daycare:  Your dog will love being a star in the agility ring!  A master dog trainer from Spot will show you how to sharpen your best friend's skills on the agility course! Agility demonstrations and course training begin at 12:00 noon.

Pet adopters tell their stories. Listen here:


A Pet Fashion Show:  Pet Fashion Designer Ada Nieves has been seen on Animal Planet's From Underdog to Wonderdog, NBC's 30 Rock, E! 's Ice Loves Coco, Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, and Anderson.   Check out her creations, including a line of comfortable daywear for your dog.

To see photos from last year's Adoptapalooza, click HERE.

Jilli the Poker-Playing Dog:  Check out Rick Caran and Jilli, the world's only Poker Playing Dog, who's been featured on Animal Planet's "Dogs 101".   A rescue herself, Jilli is the Goodwill Ambassador for Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue.

Pet Portraits and Face Painting: Pet caricaturist Lorelei creates whimsical portraits of pets and their people.  She'll also transform children or adults into your favorite animal character with artistic face painting.

Bocker the Labradoodle: Bocker is a certified therapy dog, who has co-starred alongside Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love; modeled in national ads and TV commercials; and has appeared on Good Morning America, The View, and Animal Planet's "Dogs 101".

Adoptapalooza takes place rain or shine.

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