This past March, we hosted our 6th Annual Helpful Honda Pet Adoptions! The events took place in Long Beach, San Jacinto, Van Nuys and Camarillo and we offered complimentary leashes, water bowls and doggy bags to new pet parents. We provided a pet photo booth and during our events at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach and at the Van Nuys Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park, pet owners were also helped to a free dog wash! 

We paw-rtnered up with local rescue groups and shelters including Wags & Walks, LA Animal Services-East Valley Shelter, Barks of Love, Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles, Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue Group, Live Love Pet Care, San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus and Ventura County Animal Services. To date, during our Helpful Honda Pet Adoption events, we’ve helped over 550 pets find their forever homes and we surpassed some of the rescue groups’ expectations of finding homes for their adoptable animals!

The San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus Shelter typically averages about four adoptions on the weekend, but with our help, we found homes for 18 adoptable dogs and cats in just one day! In Ventura, we helped place 20 pets into new homes; received a record number of applications at Rosie’s Dog Beach; and in Van Nuys, over 15 pets were welcomed into new families! Our friends at LA Animal Services were happy to find homes for eight of their dogs during our event, and were excited to share, “This is so wonderful what you do for these pets. They’ll be so happy in their new homes and we can’t thank you enough for helping us.”

For new and current pet-parents, the leashes, water bowls and doggy bags were a helpful hit. One new proud pet-parent stated, “I am just so impressed. First that you’re real, second that you are supplying all of the necessities to start our new life with our first dog.” And after a day at the park or beach, a free dog wash was surely appreciated, “We saw you, and told our dog to dirty it up at the dog park because he’s getting a bath right after! This is such a treat, thank you for being here!”

So what’s next for us? Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner! From May 1st- 5th, 2017, we will be surprising teachers across Southern California with their dream wish list of school supplies! Know a helpful teacher that goes above & beyond for their students, school, or community? Request a nomination form from us at: submissions@socalhondadealers.com.

And Moms, don’t worry – we know it’s your month too. We’re once again going to pamper you with complimentary massages or manicures at our Helpful Honda Pop-Up Spas during Mother’s Day weekend. 

To learn more about how we’re helping in the community and to request a Random Act of Helpfulness, ‘Like’ us on Facebook at Facebook.com/SoCalHondaDealers, follow us on Twitter at @HelpfulHonda and on Instagram at @socalhondadealers.