Animal shelters nationwide are preparing to host the world’s largest mobile cooperative adoption event as North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization gets ready for its 14th annual Tour For Life.

Scooby-Doo and Cesar Millan Partner with Schools Nationwide to Host Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties
Scooby-Doo and Cesar Millan Partner with Schools Nationwide to Host Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties

Beginning March 12 through May 16, this mobile pet adoption tour will make its way across the country, stopping in 52 U.S. cities and 26 states, plus Washington D.C., and cover more than 17,000 miles.

To continue the celebration of animal shelter adoptions, the world’s most beloved canine Scooby-Doo will be joining forces with North Shore Animal League America by inviting schools and libraries along the Tour For Life route to celebrate locally by hosting Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties. In conjunction with Tour For Life and its mobile adoption events, locally-hosted Pack Parties are events designed to raise funds and raise awareness for local shelters and Mutt-i-grees’ in-school curriculum programs that teach social and emotional learning skills by helping homeless animals.

“Warner Bros. and Scooby-Doo are proud to support the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and partner with North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “With Scooby-Doo at the head of the pack, even more young fans and dog-lovers will be able to participate in community-hosted Pack Parties across the country to advocate for shelter adoption and help animals find the home that they deserve.”

John Stevenson, President of North Shore Animal League America encourages community members to attend their local Tour For Life and/or Pack Party, as they will be supporting their community shelters and schools. He said, “All across America, students are making an impact and significant difference in the lives of homeless animals by sharing the message of the importance of shelter adoption.” He emphasized, “Each community should support their local event, because not only does it celebrate animal adoption but it also familiarizes communities with their local shelters and schools.”

“Mutt-i-grees and Pack Parties have provided incredible support to us in so many ways. Their dedication and commitment is inspiring and their wonderful program has helped us motivate our club members to raise money for shelter animals and learn of their plight. We are so grateful,” said Kimberly Spanjol, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LMHC YAP (Youth Animal Protectors) Club, NYC of the Stephen Gaynor School.

Proceeds raised through the national Mutt-i-gree’s Pack Party website will benefit North Shore Animal League America and Cesar Millan's Cesar Millan Foundation. The school or library raising the most funds at a Mutt-i-grees Pack Party will also be eligible to win $1000 for their organization along with a visit from top-dog, and Mr. Mutt-i-gree himself… Scooby-Doo! To learn more about local events or to support the national Mutt-i-grees Pack Party efforts, visit www.scoobypackparty.com.

Sponsored by PURINA, Tour For Life reinforces the importance of adoption and familiarizes communities with their local shelters and schools. Since its inception in 2001 Tour For Life has saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals across the country. North Shore Animal League America’s Tour For Life Mobile Rescue & Adoption Units will travel cross-country routes, simultaneously, stopping at scheduled destinations from coast to coast, and helping more than 100 shelters and rescue groups find homes for orphaned pets. To learn more about North Shore Animal League America’s Tour For Life, including the schedule and stops visit www.animalleague.org.

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