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


Show Off Your Shelter Pet Contest!




Show off your shelter pet and be featured in our promotional video! Click here to submit your pictures and/or videos and to view contest rules.  The deadline to enter is April 30, 2020.

There's prizes, too! 

  • $50 gift certificates to 1-800-PetMeds (expires 3/31/21)

  • 3-month Scenthound membership ($75 value) One B/E/N/T service per month: Includes the essentials: Bath, Ear Cleaning, Nail Clip, and Teeth Brushing

  • Locations in Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Miami, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, West Palm Beach

  • Free master class photography online course from ($45 value)

  • Casper Dog Bed ($150 value)

Recent Events


Walk for the Animals
Saturday, February 22, 2020




The 19th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals took place on Saturday, February 22. Peggy Adams was joined by nearly 1,500 registrants and their four-legged friends. who enjoyed a scenic walk along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. The Walk raised $115,000 this year to benefit the cats and dogs cared for by Peggy Adams' services.


Party Animal
Saturday, November 30, 2019


Over 275 guests joined us on November 30 for the first-ever Party Animal! Attendees experienced a neon-colored evening while surrounded by the whimsical decorations of Sutka Visual Design. A lineup of six adoptable Peggy Adams dogs, dressed in their finest animal costumes, greeted people as they walked from the valet to the Norton's entrance. DJ Christopher Sealey provided energizing music and Jonathan Duerr served as emcee. Guests bid on an amazing selection of silent auction items and enjoyed delectable bites and creative cocktails catered by Starr Catering Group at the Norton.  

Party Animal Pre-Party Reception
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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James Berwind and Kevin Clark, Presenting Sponsors of Party Animal , hosted a pre-party for the upcoming event at their home on October 24. Committee members and sponsors of Party Animal were invited to Tarpon Cove for an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and adoptable Peggy Adams dogs wearing their best animal costumes. 

Cocktail for a Cause at LaunchPad Collective
Wednesday, October 9, 2019


LaunchPad Collective on Worth Avenue hosted the Young Friends of Peggy Adams for their inaugural "Cocktails for a Cause" series.  Guests enjoyed socializing and sipping on designer drinks from Hai House while mingling with adoptable animals from Peggy Adams. LaunchPad also kicked off their October collection that evening, and 10% of the sales during Cocktails for a Cause benefited the cats and dogs at Peggy Adams. 

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



On July 19, the Young Friends hosted a garden party at Todd's by Todd English on 2119 S Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The party started at 7pm in the Sculpture Garden at Todd's, and almost 120 guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, and a DJ. There were 3 adoptable Peggy Adams dogs mingling with guests during the evening's festivities. 50% of the proceeds from this event will support the Young Friends' pledge for a Dog Room in the new Pet Adoption and Humane Education Center.  Click here to support their pledge! 

Summer Cinema Series at Royal Poinciana Plaza
Sunday, June 9, 2019


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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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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.



Royal Adopt and Shop Event
Royal Adopt and Shop Event
Royal Adopt and Shop Event
Adopt and Shop at Royal Poinciana Plaza
Saturday, January 19, 2019

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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