What to Know About Hallmark's Adoption Ever After
Finding forever homes for homeless pets.
Being the daughter and granddaughter of veterinarians, pets hold a special place in my heart and they play a big part in Hallmark’s Unconditional Love theme this February with three “Adoption Ever After” specials. Hallmark Channel’s Adoption Ever After objective is to help end pet homelessness. Since the first Kitten Bowl in 2014, over 14,000 pets have been adopted. Hallmark Channel’s two shelter pet mascots, Happy the Dog and Happy the Cat, are ambassadors as to how loving, smart, and just downright adorable shelter pets can be.
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Hallmark Channel’s 1st Annual Cat Bowl (hosted by Beth Stern with play-by-play announcers Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison) airs Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 pm ET/PT. It will feature adult cats from previous Kitten Bowls playing in an all-star game. You’ll see profile pieces highlighting where they are now. Kitten Bowl VI will be hosted by Beth Stern and along with announcers for this 100+ kitten team - Rodney Peete, Dean Cain, Rashad Jennings and Boomer Esiason. This feline football event airs Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 pm ET/PT. All the adorable kittens featured will be available for adoption. Cat Bowl and Kitten Bowl VI are presented in association with North Shore Animal League America, the nation’s largest no-kill shelter and animal adoption organization, and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation.
Hallmark’s 2019 American Rescue Dog Show showcases shelter dogs competing in such categories as Best Wiggle Butt, Best Underbite, Best Sofa Sleeper, and more. Hallmark is hoping to encourage people to adopt their next dog from a local shelter or rescue organization. This two-night event airs Sunday, Feb. 17, and Monday, Feb. 18, at 8 pm ET/PT and is hosted by Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell along with celebrity judges Lisa Vanderpump, Debbie Gibson, Mike Rowe, Bill Berloni and Brandon McMillan. Ross Mathews and Larissa Wohl will be on the floor announcing as the competition unfolds