Lucky Adoption Fair March 22

At least five area pet rescue groups will be at Asheville’s Four Points Sheraton with adoptable and adorable cats and dogs for the first-ever Lucky Adoption Fair. It was originally the Valentine’s Adoption Fair, but was snowed out on its original February 15 date, even though it was indoors. Now it’s back in a new incarnation that is bigger and better than the original.

In addition to the rescue groups, the fair will have a number of vendors of all things pet – from specialty foods to cat and dog toys to pet clothing to veterinarians. Everyone who enters will get a free goody bag full of coupons and useful items from the advertisers in PetGazette, the organizer and a sponsor of the event. PetGazette will also have a Spin to Win booth at which visitors can win more prizes from PetGazette advertisers.

The stars of the day will be the furry friends looking for a forever home. And everyone who adopts a dog or cat that day will get extra special free gifts. Those adopting a cat will get a free bag of World’s Best Cat Litter, and coupons to use when buying more. Both cat and dog adopters will get a free wellness exam from veterinarian Melissa Nelson of Skyland Animal Hospital. And every family that adopts a pet at the fair will get a voucher for a free commemorative portrait by Sheryl Mann of Flying Dogs Photography. Mann won’t be able to attend the Fair, but will happily set a mutually convenient day to photograph each adopting family with its new furry friend.

Admission to the Lucky Adoption Fair – so named because both the pets adopted that day and the families adopting them will be lucky to have found each other – is a donation of one dollar, or more, to go to the participating rescue organizations.

WZGM 1350, Independent Asheville Radio, which broadcasts Pet Talk from PetGazette on Fridays at 2:30pm is a Fair co-sponsor. Four Points Sheraton, a pet friendly hotel, is also a co-sponsor as well as the venue for the Lucky Adoption Fair. For more information, email us at, or call 828 633-1348.