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BVSPCA's Mega Adoption Event is the largest adoption event in the country. More than 1,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens will be looking for their forever homes. Local, regional and national shelters have joined this Mega movement. Join us and find your very own heartbeat by your feet!

Opening Hours

December 10th & 11th
from 10 am to 5 pm


Fast Pass


Delaware State Fairgrounds

18500 S Dupont Hwy, Harrington, DE 19952

Be among the first group of families to meet the pets

Event Details

In the past Mega Adoption Events, we placed more than 8,000 homeless cats and dogs with loving families. Each one is truly an experience, often with more than 1,000 homeless pets being chosen to join a family over one weekend. Plan to join the fun and find your new furry companion, or if you have a full house, help spread the word to your family and friend! 

This is our 10th Mega Adoption Event. Over 1000 wonderful furry companions will be looking for their forever home – big dogs, small dogs, senior pets, puppies and kittens. The Mega Adoption Event will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. All the animals will be available on the convention center floor, and meet & greet stations will be available to get to know a potential future family member and for any dogs in your home to meet a potential new canine companion.

Puppies and kittens get adopted quickly, so if you're looking to adopt a young animal, consider purchasing a Fast Pass for early access Saturday morning before the official event opening time. Fast passes cost $50 and give access to up to 5 family members for 1 adoption. Fast Pass entry time is Saturday December 10th from 8:30 am to 10 am.

Adoption information

With 1000+ adoptable animals, attending the Mega Adoption Event is a wonderful way to find your perfect family member. The adoption process focuses on helping you find the right match for your family. Staff and volunteers will be on-site to help you with your selection, and you will take your pet home the same day you visit.


All animal rescue organizations participating in the event will use the same adoption process, and the $35 adoption fee applies to all animals. The adoption fee includes:

  • Spaying/neutering

  • Microchipping

  • Age-appropriate vaccines

  • Free post-adoption checkup at one of our Animal Health Centers within 2 weeks of adoption for pets adopted from BVSPCA

What to bring

You’ll just need to bring the few items listed below to complete an adoption. We also recommend you bring all family members, including any dog(s) already in the home so they can meet the potential new dog in a supervised setting with our trained team.

  • $35 adoption fee

  • Leash & collar for a dog (also available for purchase)

  • For cat adopters, cat carriers are being generously donated by event sponsor Petco Love.

Have questions?

Check out our FAQ page for more information

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