Zappos to Sponsor Pet Adoption Fees in 36 Cities Nationwide

In Retail News, What's New by Ann Loynd

Zappos is teaming up with North Shore Animal League to sponsor pet adoptions across the U.S.

Known for its unique customer service campaigns, Zappos’ latest initiative is going to the dogs—literally! The online footwear and accessories retailer is teaming up with North Shore Animal League to sponsor adoptions at select shelters across 36 cities every Friday leading up to its annual Home for the Pawlidays campaign (launching Nov. 24). The e-tailer has already stopped in cities across Southern California, Illinois and New York.

Next up: Nevada and Pennsylvania. To date, Zappos has rescued 17,846 animals. “At our core, is a service company. Friend on us Fridays presented by Zappos for Good is a way for us to extend our special brand of service to customers in a different way by rescuing both pets and humans by uniting them as BFFs,” says Steven Bautista, Karma Kommando at “Our goal with Pawlidayz, and now Friends On Us Fridays, is bringing happiness to our customers in a heartfelt way.”

“We are excited about partnering with and raising awareness about the plight of homeless animals while working together with our shelter partners across the country to find them loving homes,” agrees Joanne Yohannan, Senior Vice President, Operations, North Shore Animal League America.

Working in tandem with North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), Zappos will announce new cities every week with multiple NSALA shelter partners participating in an effort to find responsible, loving homes for rescued animals. Prospective pet parents across the country can vote for their city to be included by visiting and requesting Friends On Us Fridays come to their town.

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