A happy weekend for pets in New York

Even before the doors opened on Day One of the Best Friends Super Adoption in New York, presented by BOBS from Skechers®, it was clear this would be a very special weekend.

Thousands of people attended the June 2-3 event, which featured pets from participating rescue groups and shelters in the area. When the doors opened on Saturday at the Westchester County Center, a line of attendees was already waiting to meet adoptable pets. And by the end of the day, every cat and kitten from Animal Care Centers of NYC had found a home.

Hundreds of cats and dogs were adopted at the event, and that’s really something to celebrate ― because every time a homeless pet goes home, a space opens at the shelter or rescue group for another deserving pet.

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Take a look at some of our favorite photos from this very special weekend.

People waiting in line on some steps to enter the New York Best Friends Super Adoption at the Westchester County Center

Pair of people kneeling down to pet a brown fluffy dog at the New York Super Adoption

New York Super Adoption crowd from above at the Westchester County Center

Smiling girl holding a buff-colored one-eyed cat at the New York Super Adoption

Family sitting on the floor with a small brown terrier dog at the New York Super Adoption event

Woman holding a Dachshund with both of their heads leaned up against each other

An Adopted! sign on the front of a dog kennel at the New York Super Adoption

Russ and Sara holding Chickpea, a Boston terrier-type dog, who they adopted at the New York Super Adoption

Woman and girl on the ground petting a brown and white pit bull terrier who is looking at the camera

Young man and woman smiling and holding a calico kitten who they adopted at the New York Super Adoption

Smiling woman holding a Chihuahua-type dog in front of some kennels, with a volunteer next to her, at the New York Super Adoption

Group of people, including a staff member and volunteer, leaning over to pet a gray and white pit bull terrier

Woman leaning down and getting a kiss from, while petting, a brindle dog at the New York Super Adoption event

Calico cat with yellow eyes looking at the camera from in a kennel at the New York Super Adoption

Smiling woman leaning over and holding a brown and white pit bull's head with her hand

Man walking down the stairs from the New York Super Adoption with a golden retriever he'd just adopted on a leash

Laughing young boy wearing a colorful shirt and hat, on the ground while a brown and white hound dog kisses him on the face at the New York Super Adoption event

Special thanks to our national sponsors

BOBS from Skechers®

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Petco Foundation

PetPlan

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Photos by Robert Stoetzel and Shannon Kirkman