August: Clear the Shelters Month | Adoption Awareness T-Shirts

August marks "clear the shelters" month, an annual event to raise awareness of companion animals in need of adoption in shelters and other animals in need of permanent, forever homes. The event was started in 2015 and the campaign has resulted in over 850K animals finding their forever families. Spread the word about adoption over breeding and buying family pets with the pro-adoption swag and gear found here.

Clear the Shelters Pet Rescue V-Neck T-Shirt

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This simple t-shirt design has a great message in bold text. The slogan Clear the Shelters is in all caps and accompanied by a pair of paw prints. Shown here on baby blue v-neck women's shirt.

You Can't Buy Love But You Can Rescue It T-Shirt

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This colorful design looks great on a black t-shirt as shown here. The typographical design reads "You Can't Buy Love But You Can Rescue It" in all caps using a tie-dye background color. The slogan promoting adoption is accompanied by silhouette images of a cat and a dog.

Rescue Pitbull Dog Simple Line Drawing T-Shirt

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This pro-adoption design features a simple black line drawing of a pitbull dog looking up at a small red heart. The design really pops on a white shirt, as shown. The design is simply captioned "RESCUE." This is a great breed-specific shirt design to promote adopting a sometimes misunderstood breed.

Adopt Don't Shop Rainbow Silhouette T-Shirt

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This is a bold and colorful t-shirt design featuring a white silhouette of a pooch against a striped rainbow circle background. The bold image is captioned with ADOPT and "don't shop" written underneath. Shown here on a unisex black tee, this design can also be found on a flattering cut for women and in several different color garments, including Navy Blue, Cranberry Red, and my favorite, Royal Blue.

Spay Neuter Adopt Logo Style Design White T-Shirt

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This logo style design in dark green reads SPAY NEUTER ADOPT in a circular pattern. The slogan is surrounded by paw prints. Shown here on a grey shirt, you can get this design on several different other pale colored shirt styles and cuts for women or kids. Pick up tees for the whole family to celebrate adopting a new family member or volunteering at your local shelter.

Adopt! Don't Shop! Logo Style Design T-Shirt

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Here's another fun logo style design, this time a circle shape on a navy blue top. This one reads ADOPT! across the top of the circle, and DON'T SHOP! across the bottom. Design elements inside the circle are divided into four parts and include silhouettes of dog faces, a cat face, and a paw print.

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