Free pet adoption event set for Oct. 12

Women’s Animal Center and Doll 10 Beauty have partnered to help homeless pets

Doll 10 Beauty, an internationally-selling, cruelty-free cosmetics company based in Bucks County, is partnering with Women’s Animal Center as the sponsor of a free pet adoption event for the community on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dolls for Paws adoption event will feature family activities; the chance to try out Doll 10 makeup samples; face painting for children; and themed food and refreshments. The main purpose of the event is to place as many animals as possible into new homes. All adoption fees will be fully covered by Doll 10 Beauty in support of this life saving initiative, as the shelter historically contends with an influx of homeless animals well past summer and throughout the fall season.

“Never take time for granted. Animal shelters across the country are filled with pets who need our time. Every year, ‘time is up’ for millions of them, and the time for us to make a difference is now,” said Dr. Doris Dalton, founder of Doll 10 Beauty and former Mrs. America titleholder. “Ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away, because the battle for abandoned animals is never over.”

Dalton and her team visit Women’s Animal Center regularly to spend time with its shelter dogs and promote pet adoption to their customers and followers around the world.

This marks the second annual Dolls for Paws adoption event. Forty-six pets found new homes through last year’s festivities, which was a near-record daily total for the shelter at that time.

“Our goal is to top last year’s success by matching even more animals with their forever families in 2019,” said Dalton.

In addition to waived adoption fees, all event-day adoptions include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, microchip, flea/tick treatment, free and discounted veterinary services, adoption gift bags and, of course, unconditional love.

“Women’s Animal Center assists thousands of animals in need throughout the region each and every year, but receives no federal, state or local funding to do so,” said Cathy Malkemes, chief executive officer of the shelter. “We rely upon the generosity of our community to support our work, so to have a corporate partner like Doll 10 is truly invaluable to us, and to our animals.”

The partnership between Doll 10 Beauty and Women’s Animal Center bears deeper meaning for the two organizations, in that both were founded and continue to be governed by women. Doll 10’s cruelty-free commitment to compassion for all animals is likewise important. Caroline Earle White, who founded Women’s Animal Center as America’s First Animal Shelter in 1869, also established the first American organization dedicated to ending the use of animals in science, education and research.

Interested adopters are encouraged to arrive early on the day of the event, and streamline their adoption process by reviewing the shelter’s website in advance for tips on coming prepared. Adoption applications and information on some of the currently adoptable dogs, cats and small domestic animals can likewise be accessed at

Women’s Animal Center is located at 3839 Richlieu Road, Bensalem.