Adoptable Dog Cutouts Fill The Stands At Soccer Games!

As sporting events resume, teams and stadiums have faced a unique challenge: how to fill the stands as fans watch from the safety of their homes. Our favourite of the inventive stand-fillers, which have included cardboard cutouts of fans, mannequins, and videos of supporters watching from their living rooms, comes from the Philadelphia Union soccer team, part of the Major League Soccer organization. They chose to fill their stands with cardboard cutouts of rescue dogs, an initiative undertaken in partnership with the soccer club’s Sons of Ben fan group and Subaru Loves Pets. All the pups featured on the cutouts are adoptable dogs awaiting forever homes at local Philadelphia shelters. The rescue-dog takeover started in late August; to date, a total of 88 dogs have been adopted as a result. If you live in Philadelphia and are interested in finding out more about the dogs available for adoption, check out You’ll find bios and adoption details for dogs like three-week-old Ellie: “Poised to take on the world, Ellie is ready for all the tummy rubs and team hugs!”

These cuties are three of the featured dogs currently available for adoption: 

                  Mrytle                                    Pickles                                       Zach

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