Looking to Adopt a Pet? August 18 Is the Perfect Date to Do it! Here’s Why

By Kelli Bender, People

Bringing a furry family member into your home is an important decision that everyone needs to prepared for, but once everyone is ready it will likely be one of the best decisions too.

If you are and your family are thinking about adopting a pet, the perfect day is coming, and you still have plenty of time to plan.

NBCUniversal owned television stations’ fourth annual Clear the Shelters initiative is kicking off. Clear the Shelters is a community-driven, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is dedicated to placing animal lovers with their perfect pet.

The NBC and Telemundo stations of Clear the Shelters do this by teaming up with hundreds of animal shelters and rescues all across country to offer potential pet parents waived or reduced adoption fees for one adorable day.

This year, that day is August 18, making this date the perfect day to adopt a pet. To see which shelters and rescues near you are participating in Clear the Shelters, visit the initiative’s website.