On Black Friday, you can watch your neighbors assault each other in the aisles of a department store, fighting over $20 worth of kitchen appliances, or you can adopt a pet in need instead.
From Black Friday until Cyber Monday, Zappos will be covering the cost of adopting a dog or cat through Best Friends Animal Society and its partner rescue organizations. In addition to paying the adoption fee (estimated at an average of $100), Zappos will donate an additional $150 to help care for another animal who is still awaiting adoption. The online retailer has pledged up to $1.1 million dollars toward the cause, which would cover the cost for an estimated 4,000 pet adoptions as well as approximately 1/3 of the cost of food, medical care, immunizations, training and more for other animals waiting for their forever homes.
You can find a list of Best Friends Animal Society locations — as well as the 150 other partner rescue organizations — on Zappos’ website. Hope your neighbor enjoys her new salad spinner.