Young Friends of Peggy Adams

young friends of peggy adams
The Young Friends of Peggy Adams (YFPA) is a group of young professionals committed to broadening and enhancing the base of support for animal welfare in Palm Beach County. Members of the YFPA help raise awareness of the League’s mission while creating a strong network of like-minded individuals passionate about animal advocacy.

Anyone between the ages of 21-49 is eligible to become a member of the YFPA.

Membership Benefits

  • Exclusive invitations to Young Friends social events (discounts where applicable)
  • 10% discount at Peggy Adams’ Shaggy Shoppe
  • Guaranteed early bird tickets to gala event, Party Animal
  • The Shaggy Sheet publication
  • Annual pet photo calendar
  • Unique volunteering and networking opportunities
  • Supporting of more than 30,000 animals helped annually by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League


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Party Animal Gala 2022
Chaired by Stacey Leuliette
Co-Chaired by Molly & Nick Mele

This November, the Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will host the black-tie Gala Party Animal. Themed Jungle Chic, guests are invited to a night of dining and entertainment to support the humane rescue work of Peggy Adams. Save the date for this unforgettable event!

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6pm

The Flagler Museum

Palm Beach


Individual: $500 (1 ticket)

Couple: $950 (2 tickets)

Table Sponsor: $6,500 (10 tickets)

Pre-sale tickets available to Young Friends members on September 27. Individual tickets available to the public in October.

For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities please click here!

party animal 2022

Party Animal Committee: Austin & Kristina Bryan, Annabella C. Pierpont Rockwell, Farley Rentschler, Cori & Jeffrey Berman, Charlotte Munder, Hallie Rosenthal, Sue Jin Seth, Whitney Hesse, Hollis Bradley Pica, Devon McCready, Robin & James Schmid, Stacey Leuliette (chair), Nick Mele (co-chair), Molly Mele (co-chair)

Party Animal Committee Members Not Pictured: Samantha & Kent Anderson, Turner Benoit, Carol Calicchio, Sarah Yansura Cooke, Kelly & Ned Grace, Scott Hesse, London & Dave Jacobs, Lauren & George Merck, Max Newland, Hilary & Dack Patriarca, Carling & Thomas Pinckney, Emily Reed, Michael Gregson Reinert, Judy & Fritz Van der Grift



Check out our recap video from Party Animal 2021


How You Can Help
Capital Campaign Pledge

The Young Friends completed their pledge of $25,000 towards the new Pet Adoption and Humane Education Center at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. The new building doubles our number of adoptions – saving thousands of additional dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens each year.  Peggy Adams thanks the Young Friends for their initiative and support!

Spotlighted Program- Peggy's Pantry

Peggy's Pantry urgently needs donations to help families in need, especially wet and dry food for both cats and dogs. The Pantry is a program that temporarily helps families care for their pets during times of hardship. Demand for assistance continues to increase as individuals have lost their jobs and face financial difficulty in recent years. You may learn more about Peggy's Pantry on our website.

To make donating to Peggy's Pantry a little easier, we have selected in-stock items on Amazon that you may order from the comfort and safety of your home. Please click here to view the specific life-saving supplies that we need the most.


Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more upcoming events from the Young Friends!

Recent Events

Veronica Beard Sip and Shop

Thursday, April 28, 2022


Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Stacey Leuliette, and Annabella Pierpont Rockwell hosted an opportunity to shop Veronica Beard in support of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League! Guests enjoyed light drinks, met adoptable kittens, and shopped Veronica Beard's gorgeous collection. This give-back raised over $1,150 to support the thousands of animals in Peggy Adams' care each year!

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Yappy Hour

Tuesday, March 15, 2022


In collaboration with the Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches, the Young Friends of Peggy Adams hosted Yappy Hour on Tuesday, March 15, at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League's Raber Pavilion tiki hut! Guests enjoyed cocktails and snacks while networking with like-minded young professionals. Cure Cocktails provided drinks for attendees to sip on while they toured the Pet Adoption Center, met adoptable animals, and made new friends!   

yappy hour

21st Annual Walk for the Animals

Saturday, February 19, 2022


The Young Friends of Peggy Adams came together to walk in the 21st Annual Walk for the Animals at Meyer Amphitheater on February 19, 2022. This year's Walk reached historically high fundraising numbers, and the YFPA contributed by raising $2,320 to support lost, homeless, and unwanted animals in Peggy Adams' care! 30+ members supported Team YFPA for the .5 mile Walk along Flagler Drive's gorgeous waterfront, then gathered for a celebratory brunch at ER Bradley's.


21st Annual Walk for the Animals

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