Young Friends of Peggy Adams

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Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to create a strong network of the next generation’s community leaders and influencers who are passionate about animal welfare.

Capital Campaign Pledge

The Young Friends have pledged $25,000 towards the new Pet Adoption and Humane Education Center being built at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. With construction scheduled to begin Summer 2019, the new building will double 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!

Benefits of becoming a Young Friend
  • Exclusive invitations to Young Friends events, both at the Shelter and in the community
  • Network, make new friends, and meet fellow animal lovers
  • Unique volunteer opportunities
  • 10% discount at our Shaggy Shoppe
  • Supporting the 30,000 animals helped annually by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League


Upcoming Events

The Young Friends host and support events ranging from celebratory parties to fundraising social events,

all centered around fun, engaging, and animal-centric good times!


Garden Party at Todd's by Todd English
Friday, July 19, 2019


Join the Young Friends on Friday, July 19 at 7PM as they host a garden party in the Sculpture Garden of Todd's by Todd English! Peggy Adams will bring adoptable dogs to mingle with guests during the evening's festivities. Guests will also enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing and a DJ, with 50% of all proceeds from this event benefiting the animals at Peggy Adams!

Click here to register for free!


Recent Events


Summer Cinema Series 
Sunday, June 9, 2019


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young friends event
young friends event


On June 9, the Young Friends joined Royal Poinciana Plaza for their first Summer Cinema event. Puppy Chow, Gelato from Sant Ambroeus, and a 20% give back from alice + olivia made for a perfect night, rain or shine. 


Young Friends Gala Kick-Off at 123 Datura
Tuesday, April 23, 2019


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young friends gala
young friends gala

On April 23, the Young Friends met at 123 Datura in West Palm Beach to reveal an exciting new event: The Young Friends of Peggy Adams “Party Animal” Gala! Scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 30 at the Norton Museum of Art, The Gala seeks to bring together animal lovers of all ages and to raise funds and awareness  of how Peggy Adams helps care for cats and dogs in Palm Beach County.

Keep an eye out for more details on this fabulous new event! Many thanks to Kelly and Ned Grace for hosting the Young Friends at 123 Datura for this kick-off event.



Walk for the Animals 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019



Nearly twenty Young Friends formed a team for Peggy Adams’ Annual Walk for the Animals, raising nearly $2,000 via team sponsors. They all enjoyed a post-Walk brunch at Lynora’s on Clematis Street, where 10% of all proceeds that day benefited Peggy Adams.

Pictured from left to right: Salley Bossert, Marissa Lanteri, Faye Pelosi, Kelly Grace, John Richards, Mimi Richards, Fritz Van der Grift, Judy Van der Grift, Maggi Haigh, Casey Taylor, Sarah Cooke, Amy Lowe, Carling Pinckney, Tom Pinckney, Katie Benjamin, Bill Benjamin

Royal Adopt and Shop Event
Saturday, January 19, 2019


Royal Adopt and Shop Event
Royal Adopt and Shop Event
Royal Adopt and Shop Event

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Young Friends partnered with Royal Poinciana Plaza to host a “Royal Adopt and Shop” event from 4-6pm in the east courtyard. Peggy Adams brought 7 adoptable dogs and 4 adoptable cats in the PetMobile. Of those animals, 3 dogs and 3 cats were adopted! In addition to mingling with the animals, over 100 guests enjoyed live music, gelato provided by Sant Ambroeus, and margaritas from Coyo Taco. The event was covered on the front page of the Palm Beach Daily News the following day. The Young Friends look forward to continuing this partnership with the Royal Poinciana Plaza and hosting more events with them in the future.

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