You can adopt a dog for free thanks to Pedigree's first 'Shelter Sunday' program

FILE-Dogs are kept in a cage at the Harris County Pets animal shelter on July 18, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

There are lots of dogs looking for a good home, and if you’ve ever thought about adopting one, there’s a path to do so through Pedigree

If you adopt a dog from a local shelter or rescue organization on "Pedigree Shelter Sunday," which is Nov. 26, the pet food brand will reimburse you for your adoption fee. 

Individuals who adopt a dog can submit their adoption receipt to Pedigree between Nov. 28  and Dec. 22.

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There is a limit of a one dog adoption fee redemption per home and a maximum reimbursement of $200. 

Pedigree notes the deal is valid in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with $300,000 in total adoption fees available. 

Approximately 6 million pets enter U.S. shelters annually, and the number of stray pets living in shelters has soared 26% since 2021, causing overcrowding at the facilities nationwide, Pedigree noted in a company release. 

For more information on adopting a dog, click here

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.