Adoption Day

Steve Caporizzo's Pet Connection Adoption Day

Sponsored by Healthy Pet Center
Held Sat. July 21st at The Animal Hospital

Partners in giving pets a second chance at life

The Animal Hospital

We at The Animal Hospital are committed to helping more pets find loving homes to get a second chance at life.

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Sponsorship of Pet Connection​​​​​​​

Steve and Lisa Caporizzo suggested nine years ago that we join together to create this annual event at The Animal Hospital as a way to promote pet adoption through rescue. Without their tireless work, dedication and devotion to finding forever homes for these pets, this event could not exist. Our 9th Annual Adoption Day was Sat. July 21st. Each year we think that it just could not get any better and, thanks to you, it does….we found homes for over 200 pets. Over 3,000 guests joined us for the day, $20,000 was raised, and several thousand pounds of pet food was donated. All of these proceeds went directly to the rescue groups and shelters, as The Animal Hospital, Pet Connection and our generous sponsors pay all costs of producing this event​​​​​​​

The Animal Hospital logo

Here is a list of the 29 rescue groups and shelters that attended this year, bringing hundreds of dogs and cats for adoption. They are the very reason for this annual event. Please click on their name to see their web page and potential pets that they have available for adoption now. We once again asked our guests to bring pet food and new pet toys to donate to Pet Connection. We disperse all these to the groups attending our event. Our partners at Healthy Pet Center again donated thousands of dollars in pet related items.

adoption day

White Management have been our partners in this from the very beginning! Their restaurants Bountiful Bread, and Cold Stone Creamery once again provided complimentary light fare to all attendees. The food is exceptional and over the years, we have come to expect nothing less from these great friends! Their generosity sets this event apart from all others in the area. It would simply not be the same without their support.

happy people

C.W. Whalen and Sons again donated all the tents, tables and chairs. As this event grows every year, our needs have increased dramatically. The Whalen family continues to accommodate our requirements to make this a successful day. This year, the main tent was a beautiful brand new yellow and white 40 x 100 structure. It was a perfect Summer day, and they also provided four massive 5 foot fans, as well as an additional state-of -the art misting station to keep the pets and guests cool and comfortable.​​​​​

adoption day

It is not an exaggeration to say without C.W. Whalen and Sons, we could not have this event! The Raffle/Auction featured over 80 donated gifts. Here is a list of this year’s businesses and friends that made this event possible.

Camp Nassau, our wonderful neighbors, again provided us with the use of their parking lot, which allowed our guests to exit directly though to Rt. 155. This one-way pattern enables us to create an efficient and safe traffic flow.

Camp Bow Wow stepped up again with 3 multi-passenger golf carts to shuttle our guests to and from their cars all day! We are very excited to have partnered with them again this year to make this event the best ever.

Price Chopper Central Market donated 2,250 bottles of water and 400 lbs of ice to keep it cold for our guests.

woman adopted a pet

FastSigns of Colonie created beautiful road signs to help guide guests to our location..

The Stewart’s Shop on Rt 155 once again helped with all the cups needed for our cold beverage station.

Enchanted Garden Florist created beautiful and unique floral arrangements for all our tables.

Vinnie Leddick, an outstanding singer/songwriter headlines at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing on Lake George. He has released his second Album Entitled “Heaven Help Me”. Vinnie, along with his sister Michelle and their group Juxtapoze entertained our guests with incredible talent. They set the mood for the entire event!


The Animal Hospital offset the cost of each adoption by offering each adopted pet $75 in health care. Pet Connection added an additional $50 for each adopted pet, which directly reduces the adoption fee. There was a guided tour of our state of the art veterinary hospital including our laparoscopic surgical suite.

​​​​​​​The highlight of the tour is seeing one of the few remaining Golden Eagles in the State. She joins us for the day courtesy of Berkshire Bird Paradise, allowing our guests to learn about this endangered species. Her sad story began with extensive surgery here at The Animal Hospital 19 years ago!

A special thanks to Larry Waimon who flew a helicopter from Queensbury several years ago to take some amazing aerial photographs of our event. These included the photo featured at the top of this page.

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank our entire staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to make this special event happen.

The Animal Hospital team


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