Pawcademy Awards! Adopt Your Own Celebrity

February 20th, 2013

Before you watch The Oscars 2013, stop by the ASPCA Adoption Center on East 92nd Street in New York City to take home a star.

To get you in the Hollywood spirit, ASPCA has named 10 of its adoptable dogs and cats after this year’s nominees!

Celebrate the ‘Pawcademy Awards’

Beginning this Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, adopters who take home one of the special pet nominees will receive a free gift. On Monday, the adoption fee will be discounted by half for any adoptables whose namesake actually took home an award the night before.

Here are the special pets waiting for you:

Bradley Cooper as Pat in Silver Linings Playbook (f.k.a. Spike), a dashing and charming 2-year-old pit bull mix who is looking for someone to love him for who he is.

Robert De Niro as Pat, Sr. in Silver Linings Playbook (f.k.a. Johnny), this 4-year-old may look rough around the edges, but he’s a real sweetie with a big heart.




Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (f.k.a. Tori), didn’t get the best start in life, but is ready to move on from his rough beginnings and know the meaning of family.

Jessica Chastain as Maya in Zero Dark Thirty (f.k.a. Julie), this 1-year-old beauty knows what she wants, and will stop at nothing to get it. She is extremely intelligent and has a real go-getter attitude.

Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (f.k.a. Lady), at 8 years old, Lady has been through some serious tragedies and has come out the other side as a stronger woman. She can be a great dancer for some treats, and will love you forever if given the chance.

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (f.k.a. Engert), this 3-year-old cat is sensitive, and stays true to himself despite tough circumstances. He is selective with who he lets in to his inner circle, but is devoted to those he chooses to confide in.

Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Miserables (f.k.a. Snowy), this 6-year-old domestic shorthair plays hard to get, but once she trusts you, she can be an amazing companion. Her complexion is unmatched, and those big eyes are impossible to resist.

Pi (f.k.a. Clementine), only 1 year old, this orange-striped stunner can sometimes be mistaken for a tiger! She is very active and lives to explore her world. She can be a bit rough when she plays, but when given interesting toys this wild cat will pounce on strings all day.

Argo (f.k.a. Bart), this 5-year-old is the cat you want in your corner if you are in a pinch. This cat may seem unassuming, but when given the opportunity, he can really shine.

Quvenzhane Wallis as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild (f.k.a. Belle) is wise beyond her 10 months of age. Don’t let her size fool you, this brave little girl is fearless and is not afraid to speak her mind.

Have you found your next best friend and star?