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Pedigree and US shelters have teamed up to let you adopt a dog on Zoom

By Screen Shot

May 12, 2020


Being stuck at home, whether alone, with your family or with flatmates, means two main things: we’re bored most of the time and can feel pretty lonely as well. This explains why at the beginning of April, New York saw all its animal shelters empty after residents decided that the COVID-19 crisis was the perfect time to adopt a pet.

And what if we told you that you, too, could adopt a cute puppy without even leaving your flat? Sounds dreamy, right? That’s exactly what the dog food brand Pedigree is working on right now. The initiative, called Dogs on Zoom, is simple: if you wish to adopt a dog, join a Zoom call for a specific shelter in order to meet different dogs on a video call and get to know your potential next pet, virtually…

If you end up falling in love with a special pooch, you can adopt them online through the Pedigree website and the brand will even pay the totality of the adoption fees. Dogs on Zoom sounds like the best Zoom call you could ever have if you ask us.

This week, Pedigree is working with the Nashville Humane Association but has indicated that more shelters based in the US will be participating soon. The next and last Zoom call for the Nashville shelter is Wednesday 12 May at 5 pm local time, so don’t miss it if you live nearby and are interested.

If you are lucky enough to end up finding the pup of your dreams, the shelter will deliver your new best friend via curbside drop off in order to maintain social distancing.

You can sign up for one of the Zoom meetings right here. What are you waiting for?