3 Awesome Pet Adoption Commercials

No longer relegated to slow-motion shots of caged puppies over a Sarah McLachlan soundtrack, pet adoption PSAs are getting artsy, clever, hip, and yes, even viral.

Here’s one from the ASPCA with ABC News’s Dan Harris, starring his shelter cat:

Regardless of what you think of dubstep, appropriating the Hovercat meme was pretty clever.

This spot from the San Francisco SPCA features enough fake fur suits to make a furry convention happy, a clever tune, and an anti-puppy mill message:

The Shelter Pet Project did a whole series of spots with human voiceovers and adorable adoptable animals – this one’s probably my favorite:

Do you think the high production value commercials help get more animals into loving homes? Or would you prefer your donations to pet rescue organizations go to caring for animals directly?

June is Adopt a Cat Month!

Photo courtesy Oregon Humane Society – adopt Kent the cat!

Big thanks to Monique Balas at the Oregonian for reminding us that June is Adopt a Cat month!

While summer is kitten season, there are plenty of more mature cats, like 7-year-old Kent above, who need loving, forever homes as much as their youthful colleagues.

That’s why Cat Adoption Team is encouraging potential adopters by having a “name your own adoption fee” day today for all cats over 12 months old.