We had an incredible weekend participating in the second annual Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon! We adopted 93 dogs and 73 cats to loving, qualified homes in just two days! List of adopted animals here. And, the Maddie’s Foundation will donate over $100,000 to Oakland Animal Services to help support our work to adopt animals and improve the quality of life of animals at the shelter. We have a lot of people to thank for their hard work.
Of course, we want to thank Maddie’s Foundation for creating and supporting the Adoptathon — inspiring more than 70 organizations across Alameda and Contra Costa counties to go above and beyond what they thought was ever possible. Last year, we adopted 133 dogs/cats at the Adoptathon, a number we could have never expected, and then this year we adopted 166! We are inspired to see how we can increase our adoptions daily.
Our Wonderful Staff, Mentors, and Volunteers:
This event took weeks of planning and preparation by staff and volunteers.The animals had to be prepared for adoption, including temperament tested, spayed/neutered, photographed, groomed and their information uploaded to our website. Our PR committee and volunteers worked on getting the word out about the event. They put together a spreadsheet together of all of the animals and their medical needs which Roger Davies then converted into an incredibly useful website that showed and tweeted all of the animals adopted in real time! And, of course, during the days of the event, staff and volunteers helped citizens find their perfect animal, educated them on their new animal’s needs, and helped them complete all of the paperwork to finalize their adoption. What a team!
See video of staff and volunteers: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150267807487664&oid=119220341425722&comments
Woof Doggy Day Care and Hotel
Woof was a huge part of the event’s success. Jacque Preble, the Owner of Woof, opened up her boarding facility to hold dogs and cats for the event so they could be close to the Stoneridge Shopping Center to be shown at the Maddie’s site location and Woof served as a site for the event too! We had many dogs and cats adopted out of these locations. They also groomed many of these dogs. Thank you to all of Woof’s staff for volunteering to help at the event and taking care of our animals during their stay! You guys are amazing!
Happy Hound Daycare
Thank you to Happy Hound for donating their time to groom and beautify so many of our dogs before the event. This definitely helped them get adopted! Thank you to all of the volunteers who drove them to and from Happy Hound for their spa sessions.
There are so many more people and groups to thank….we thank all of you!!!