Prospective foster families encouraged to contact the shelter before Wednesday to bring home a thankful dog for Thanksgiving dinner and a week of vacation

Las Vegas The Animal Foundation announces a special Thanksgiving holiday foster promotion so that shelter dogs don’t have to spend the holiday alone. Beginning today through Wednesday, the shelter is inviting interested foster families who aren’t traveling for the holiday to pick out a medium or large dog to take home for Thanksgiving dinner and a cozy, family-filled holiday vacation. The Animal Foundation will provide the necessary supplies as long as fosters commit to a full week of care for their holiday shelter pet. If foster families choose to adopt the pet they host or if they find someone who is interested, the shelter will waive the adoption fee.

“No one should have to spend Thanksgiving alone, especially shelter dogs,” said Christi Dineff, Assistant Director of Operations for The Animal Foundation. “If you have room for a special guest this Thanksgiving, there are hundreds of dogs in our shelter who would love to cozy up with you and your family over the holiday period.”

Prospective fosters are encouraged to contact The Animal Foundation’s foster team via email at to fill out an application. Once approved, the shelter foster team will help to match the most suitable Thanksgiving dog with their holiday foster. Any subsequent no-fee adoption of a Thanksgiving holiday dog will include spay/neuter surgery, microchip and up-to-date vaccines.  A city/government fee of $10 will apply for residents of the City of Las Vegas and the City of North Las Vegas.

This newest adoption promotion is just one of the many life-saving and life-changing efforts implemented as part of Mission: Possible 2020, The Animal Foundation’s commitment to save all healthy and treatable animals in their care by the end of 2020. The Animal Foundation is the highest volume single-site animal shelter and pet adoption center in the nation and provides refuge for thousands of homeless animals throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

For more information about The Animal Foundation or to search adoptable pets, please visit

# # #

The Animal Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas Valley. The Animal Foundation operates the highest volume single-site animal shelter in America, saving more than 25,000 pets in 2017. Founded in 1978, The Animal Foundation’s lifesaving programs are designed to address the root causes of pet overpopulation and homelessness and include: adoptions; low-cost spay/neuter, microchipping and vaccination services; lost & found pets; Community Cats; and more. In June 2015, The Animal Foundation announced Mission: Possible 2020, a strategic initiative to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals who come to them in need by the end of the year 2020. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit

Media Contact:

Kelly Leahy

The Animal Foundation | 702.384.3333 x927 or 314-596-1375

Leave a Reply