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Clear the Shelters and Get CUDDLY

Clear the Shelters and Get CUDDLY

Clear the Shelters is Saturday, August 18th. The name pretty much speaks for itself -- this day is dedicated as a nationwide pet adoption event to help animals find loving homes. This special day began in 2015; since then, more than 150,000 pets have found their forever homes. 

Every year, millions of animals end up in shelters across the nation. And while rescue adoption rates have been steadily rising since 2011, according to the ASPCA, about 1.5 million animals (about 860,000 cats and 670,000 dogs) are euthanized each year due to overcrowding. At CUDDLY, we want to be a part of the solution to help animals live the amazing lives they deserve. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets.. And, by adopting a shelter animal, you actually save two lives -- theirs and yours.

During Clear the Shelters, many animal rescues and shelters will waive or discount adoption fees in the hopes of encouraging people to adopt. With poundWISHES transitioning to CUDDLY, adopters have even more reason to adopt. Previously, poundWISHES allowed only rescues and shelters the ability to create wishlist registries for the pets in their care. Through CUDDLY, animal lovers, including new adopters, have an opportunity to create registries for their forever friends. The most impactful benefit of this expansion? 5% of every purchase on an adopter's registry goes directly back to the rescue of their choice (that's 10x more than Amazon Smile)! These extra funds will allow rescues and shelters to save more pets and earn more money than ever before. 

As an adopter, you can now add your favorite products to your pet's registry, from food, treats, toys, beds, clothes, and so much more. We have over 10,000 products with over 200 of the best brands. But don't worry, if your pet's most loved product isn't there, just let us know and we can add it for you.

So if you're thinking about taking home a new furry friend, consider heading to your local animal shelter to adopt during Clear the Shelters. And once you've adopted, head over to CUDDLY to celebrate your new addition to the family with a registry. #getCUDDLY #giveCUDDLY #getHAPPY

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