Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days

Free Pet Adoptions May 30 and 31

mpad-logo-vert-smlJoin us the weekend of May 30-31, 2015 for Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days, a nationwide adoption event to place all our cats and dogs in qualified homes. It’s all “Thanks to Maddie,” and the goal this year is to empty out to the whole place!

Free adoptions will be offered throughout the weekend at the following locations and times:

Valley Humane Society • 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton (map)
Saturday, May 30 • 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 31 • 10 am – 4 pm

Stoneridge Mall • 1 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton (map)
Saturday, May 30  • 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 31 • 11 am – 5 pm

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Animals will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis during the event and may not be placed on “hold.” Standard adoption criteria apply. Potential adopters are encouraged to fill out an adoption application ahead of time to speed the process. For more information about what to expect the day of the event, please read our Adoption Days FAQ sheet.

Available animals will be displayed online beginning one week prior to the event, and will indicate the location where the animal will be physically located. Online listings and locations will be kept as up-to-date as possible, but please understand there may be delays between the virtual and the actual.

Special Hours Prior to Event



VHS will have slightly altered hours the week leading up to the adoption event to accommodate the preparation involved:

Tuesday, May 26 • 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, May 27 • 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday, May 28 • 10 am – 2 pm
Friday, May 29 • CLOSED

About Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days

Thanks to Maddie, a sweet Miniature Schnauzer who brought her owners tremendous joy, the non-profit organization Maddie’s Fund® is proud to bring the 2015 Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days, a free adoption event geared toward saving companion animals to Alameda County. Valley Humane Society, along with surrounding area shelters and rescue groups will come together at locations throughout our county for one goal: to empty the shelters over two days, May 30-15, 2015.

Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is a two-day, fee-waived collaborative effort of countless people trying to save the lives of shelter animals, and testament to what can be done when people come together and rally for a common cause. For each pet adopted, Maddie’s Fund gives participating shelters from $200 to $2,500. This funding enables the shelters and rescue groups to save and treat more animals throughout the year, all thanks to the love and inspiration of one little dog, Maddie.

For a complete list of adoption locations and to see the available pets, go to

For more informaiton on Maddie’s Fund® or Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days, visit www.maddie’s

About Maddie’s Fund ®

Maddie’s Fund is a family foundation founded in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, they have awarded more than $153 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie’s Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie who always made them laugh and comforted them during stressful business times when Dave was launching a start-up company. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl from 1987-1997 and continues to inspire them today.

Since its creation in 2010, Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days has donated $24.6 million dollars to participating adoption groups and successfully rehomed a total of 31,819 dogs and cats across the country.