Subaru of America and Philadelphia Union showcase adoptable shelter dogs at Subaru Park.

Automaker Creates Photos of Real Adoptable Dogs to Fill Fury Fan Section at Subaru Park to Help Local Shelter Dogs Find Loving Homes

Subaru of America, Inc. and the Philadelphia Union announced on August 21st that Subaru Park, home of the Union, will provide stadium seating to the likenesses of local adoptable dogs at home games in the 2020 season, starting with the very first home game on Tuesday, August 25. These cardboard cutouts of dogs available for adoptions will temporarily fill in for real-life spectators at the Union’s home opener and very first game played at Subaru Park.

Inspired by the Union’s legendary Sons of Ben team supporter group, the “Dogs of Ben” cutouts will represent a real pup available for adoption in the greater Philadelphia area. Working with local shelters, including the Providence Animal Center, Subaru will fill the stands at midfield with the cardboard four-legged Union fans with the goal of uniting the real-life pups they depict with new owners.

“At Subaru, our love for pets runs as deeply as our love for soccer, and from the onset of our partnership with the Union, we knew we wanted to bring our furry friends out to Subaru Park and bring awareness to adopting shelter pets,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. “While home games may look a bit different this year, we hope the Dogs of Ben add some fun to gameday while helping to unite local dogs in the greater Philadelphia area with loving owners.”

“We are thrilled to be hosting the first Philadelphia Union game at Subaru Park on August 25 and to introduce the innovative ways we are incorporating our fans, community, partners, and even adoptable pets into a Union gameday,” said Tim McDermott, President, Philadelphia Union. “As a community-first minded company and alongside our partner Subaru, we will continue to look for ways to help and highlight organizations in need.”

Beginning with the first Philadelphia Union home game on August 25, viewers can spot the Dogs of Ben on partner station PHL17. Those looking to take home a real-life furry Union fan of their own can check out the dogs below to learn more information.

Subaru and the Union joined forces in February, kickstarting a multi-year stadium naming rights partnership that gave the name Subaru Park to the 18,500-seat sports and events destination and home of the Union. Together, the two companies are committed to supporting the greater Philadelphia community with charitable programs, including the Dogs of Ben program announced today, as an extension of the Subaru Love Promise vision.

Dogs of Ben is a part of the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, which is dedicated to helping improve the safety and well-being of animals in communities nationwide. The automaker’s commitment to pets is one part of its Love Promise company vision.

 

Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
Providence Animal Center Apollo Male 1 Mixed The ultimate champion on the field, you can always count on Apollo to score that game-winning goal.
Providence Animal Center Babs Female 12 Yorkie-Chihuahua Mix Babs is wise beyond her years, but still a kid at heart chasing the soccer balls up and down the field.
Providence Animal Center Booker Male 1 Mixed He shoots, he scores! Booker is a true goal magnet - and when he's not playing soccer, he's still scoring treats!
Providence Animal Center Bronco Male 1 Mixed No matter how you're feeling, Bronco is the best companion for any occaision. Your favorite walking buddy or ball-chaser, he awaits the the perfect home.
Providence Animal Center Callie Female 3 Mixed Callie is a compassionate pup who loves to care-for others. Her kind-hearted spirit is perfect for anyone looking for that extra ounce of love.
Providence Animal Center Celeste Female 2 Mixed Celeste is the happiest of all dogs. Her lively spirit is capable of putting anyone in the best of moods.
Providence Animal Center Nico Male 2 Mixed This big guy may look tough, but Nico is a teddy bear once you get to know him!
Providence Animal Center Precious Female 13 Mixed Precious is as lovable as her name suggests. An older pup looking for a place to settle down, Precious is the kind of pup you'll want on your team.
Providence Animal Center Rango Male 3 Mixed Rango is ready to rumble! This high energy pup is full of fun and perfect for a family who loves to play fetch!
Providence Animal Center Ruby Female 3 Mixed Just like the gemstone, a pup like Ruby is valuable! As elegant as can be, she's a true princess.
Providence Animal Center Ruth Female 8 weeks Mixed Ruth is a little puppy just looking for a home to grow up in. Her sweet disposition and endless cuddles are a perfect fit for just about anyone.
Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
Providence Animal Center Apollo Male 1 Mixed The ultimate champion on the field, you can always count on Apollo to score that game-winning goal.
Providence Animal Center Booker Male 1 Mixed He shoots, he scores! Booker is a true goal magnet - and when he's not playing soccer, he's still scoring treats!
Providence Animal Center Bronco Male 1 Mixed No matter how you're feeling, Bronco is the best companion for any occaision. Your favorite walking buddy or ball-chaser, he awaits the the perfect home.
Providence Animal Center Nico Male 2 Mixed This big guy may look tough, but Nico is a teddy bear once you get to know him!
Providence Animal Center Rango Male 3 Mixed Rango is ready to rumble! This high energy pup is full of fun and perfect for a family who loves to play fetch!
Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
Providence Animal Center Babs Female 12 Yorkie-Chihuahua Mix Babs is wise beyond her years, but still a kid at heart chasing the soccer balls up and down the field.
Providence Animal Center Callie Female 3 Mixed Callie is a compassionate pup who loves to care-for others. Her kind-hearted spirit is perfect for anyone looking for that extra ounce of love.
Providence Animal Center Celeste Female 2 Mixed Celeste is the happiest of all dogs. Her lively spirit is capable of putting anyone in the best of moods.
Providence Animal Center Lydia Female 2 Mixed Although a little shy, Lydia is as kind as can be and eager for the right family to bring her out of her shell.
Providence Animal Center Precious Female 13 Mixed Precious is as lovable as her name suggests. An older pup looking for a place to settle down, Precious is the kind of pup you'll want on your team.
Providence Animal Center Ruby Female 3 Mixed Just like the gemstone, a pup like Ruby is valuable! As elegant as can be, she's a true princess.
Providence Animal Center Ruth Female 8 weeks Mixed Ruth is a little puppy just looking for a home to grow up in. Her sweet disposition and endless cuddles are a perfect fit for just about anyone.
Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
Providence Animal Center Ruth Female 8 weeks Mixed Ruth is a little puppy just looking for a home to grow up in. Her sweet disposition and endless cuddles are a perfect fit for just about anyone.
Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
Providence Animal Center Apollo Male 1 Mixed The ultimate champion on the field, you can always count on Apollo to score that game-winning goal.
Providence Animal Center Booker Male 1 Mixed He shoots, he scores! Booker is a true goal magnet - and when he's not playing soccer, he's still scoring treats!
Providence Animal Center Bronco Male 1 Mixed No matter how you're feeling, Bronco is the best companion for any occaision. Your favorite walking buddy or ball-chaser, he awaits the the perfect home.
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Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
Providence Animal Center Celeste Female 2 Mixed Celeste is the happiest of all dogs. Her lively spirit is capable of putting anyone in the best of moods.
Providence Animal Center Nico Male 2 Mixed This big guy may look tough, but Nico is a teddy bear once you get to know him!
Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
Providence Animal Center Callie Female 3 Mixed Callie is a compassionate pup who loves to care-for others. Her kind-hearted spirit is perfect for anyone looking for that extra ounce of love.
Providence Animal Center Rango Male 3 Mixed Rango is ready to rumble! This high energy pup is full of fun and perfect for a family who loves to play fetch!
Providence Animal Center Ruby Female 3 Mixed Just like the gemstone, a pup like Ruby is valuable! As elegant as can be, she's a true princess.
Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
Providence Animal Center Babs Female 12 Yorkie-Chihuahua Mix Babs is wise beyond her years, but still a kid at heart chasing the soccer balls up and down the field.
Providence Animal Center Precious Female 13 Mixed Precious is as lovable as her name suggests. An older pup looking for a place to settle down, Precious is the kind of pup you'll want on your team.
Shelter Name Gender Age Breed About
ADOPTED! Abigail Female 2 Mixed An asset to any team, Abigail is a confident pup on and off the field. Draft her, and you'll be getting a real MVP.
ADOPTED! Aerosmith Male 2 Boxer-mix From the pitch to the park, Aerosmith is a team‐player through and through. Loyal to a tee, he’ll never want to leave your side.
ADOPTED! Agnes Female 6mo Bloodhoud-mix Get that frisbee ready, because Agnes is the ultimate fetch partner – she's just looking for a teammate!
ADOPTED! Anne Female 2mo Mixed This little puppy may be a newcomer, but once you see Anne's natural ability, she'll be your top recruit!
ADOPTED! Astra Female 2 Mixed Astra’s snow-like fur shines bright, but never brighter than her spontaneous personality!
ADOPTED! Aubrey Female 3 Mixed From the pitch to the dog park, Aubrey is guaranteed to become your MVP – Most Valuable Pup!
ADOPTED! Aura Male 5mo Shepherd Mix Aura is a beam of light glowing on the soccer pitch! Get him on your team, and you'll feel only good vibes.
ADOPTED! Bailey Male 1 Mixed You can find Bailey practicing his “play” all day long – on chew toys, frisbees and not your shoes. Definitely not your shoes.
ADOPTED! Bear Female 2 Mixed If you’re debating whether or not to adopt a pup. Bear’s puppy dog eyes and heart of gold are guaranteed to break the tie!
ADOPTED! Bellatrix Female 4 Hound Mix Bellatrix is a bundle of joy eager to find a loving home. It'll take just one look into those big brown eyes to fall in love.
ADOPTED! Big Handsome Male 1 Mixed Big Handsome may look intimidating, but don’t let his full‐size fool you. His favorite activity off the pitch is snuggling!
ADOPTED! Bones Male 4 Mixed Bones likes long walks in the park and getting caught in the treat drawer, and he’s looking for his human soulmate.
Providence Animal Center Boone Male 2 Mixed Boone is the life of the party. This cooler than cool dog brings the fun wherever he goes.
ADOPTED! Bow Female 4 Mixed With a host of skills on and off the soccer field, Bow will have you bowing down for kisses and cuddles in no time.
ADOPTED! Carly Female 2 Mixed Carly is a true athlete looking for her next challenge. She's already broken records for cuteness!
ADOPTED! Carmen Female 2 Pitbull Mixed Where in the world is Carmen the pup? This outgoing girl is either winning on the pitch or winning over someone's heart!
ADOPTED! Chopper Male 6mo Mixed Chopper is a happy-go-lucky puppy with a free spirit. Long runs in the park are his love language.
Providence Animal Center Cooper Male 1 Mixed Cooper is a spunky guy with an adventurous attitude. The perfect companion for long walks, he loves a fun play-time!
ADOPTED! Courage Male 7mo Lab-mix Courage is an adventurous pup ready to take on the world – or your backyard! He’s looking for a partner‐in‐crime who can keep up with him!
ADOPTED! Daisy Female 2 Mixed A goofball who gives the best doggy kisses, Daisy is a happy‐go‐lucky pup with an unbeatable attitude.
ADOPTED! Daisy Female 3 Mixed Sunny days follow Daisy everywhere she goes. Whether she is kicking the soccer ball down the field or laying on your lap, prepare for your day to be brightened.
ADOPTED! Dean Male 3mo Mixed A young pup with a big personality, Dean can be found either racing down the field or racing straight into your arms!
ADOPTED! Delia Female 3mo Mixed Delia really proves that "love" is a four-legged word. She'll quickly become the best friend you've always wanted.
ADOPTED! Delphine Female 10 Mixed-Chi Whether she’s napping in the sun or cuddling in your arms, Delphine is an easygoing girl with a sweet and relaxed disposition.
ADOPTED! Dixie Doo Female 3 Mixed A city girl at heart, Dixie Doo wants to be where the action is! Give her a fabulous collar and a good head scratch and she’ll be ready to take on the world with you.
ADOPTED! Donovan Male 5 Mixed The goodest of the good boys, all Donovan wants to do is play with you! Throw him a bone and watch him bask in the glory of the game.
Providence Animal Center Ellie Female 8 weeks Mixed Poised to take on the world, Ellie is ready for all the tummy rubs and team hugs.
ADOPTED! Ellie Female 1 Mixed Ellie's quirky and playful personality brings the fun to the field! She's guaranteed to brighten up your day.
ADOPTED! Flower Female 4 Mixed Flower is seeded to brighten anyones day! This ray of sunshine will bloom with the right family.
ADOPTED! Flippy Male 9 Dachshund A doggy genius with whip smart instincts, Flippy is always thinking one step ahead. For example, he definitely will find out where you keep the doggy treats!
ADOPTED! Francesca Female 8 Yorkie Mix  
ADOPTED! Frank Male 1 Lab Mixed To be frank, Frank is the pup you'll want to spend all your time with. The life of the party, he brings the fun wherever he goes!
ADOPTED! Genie Female 4mo Mixed Genie may be small, but oh is she mighty! Her sassy personality adds just the right amount of spice to anyone's day.
Providence Animal Center Gertrude Female 6 Dachshund Mix An old soul with a friendly spirit, it's hard not to love Gertrude! Once you've got her by your side, you'll never want her to leave.
ADOPTED! Ghost Male 2 Mixed This alpha dog is a natural leader who oozes confidence. Get Ghost on your team and you’re guaranteed to win the game.
ADOPTED! Gizmo Male 2 Mixed He's a quick little guy and the perfect addition to any field with a frisby in sight! Gizmo is a true fetcher at heart!
ADOPTED! Google Male 10 Pekingese Google may be shy at first, but once you get to know him, he’s more fun than a barrel of puppies. Give him a pat on the back and he’ll be your best friend in no time.
ADOPTED! J.D. Male 2 Mixed J.D. has a heart of gold and a tail that won't stop wagging! Every minute is a new adventure for this pup.
Providence Animal Center Jake Male 3 Mixed Jake provides the perfect daily does of cuteness. You'll fall in love with just one wag of his tail.
ADOPTED! Kermit Male 1 Mixed When you need a lift, Kermit has your back! This happy boy is a cheerleader to all and guaranteed to boost your spirits!
ADOPTED! Kiki Female 4mo Mixed  
ADOPTED! Kira Female 4mo Mixed  
ADOPTED! Kodi Male 1 Lab Mixed With chocolate-brown eyes that could melt anyone's heart, with just one look, you'll fall in love with Kodi.
ADOPTED! Koko Female 4mo Mixed  
ADOPTED! Laverne Female 7 Beagle Mixed Sassy and adorable, Laverne is just looking for a human to be her best friend forever.
ADOPTED! Leonardo Male 2 Mixed Put Leonardo in coach – he’s ready to play! This ball of energy dreams of chasing down chew toys, soccer balls and a loving owner to call his own.
ADOPTED! Lexi Lou Female 1 Mixed The “team captain” of the crew, Lexi Lou is a fearless leader kind of dog who never backs down from a challenge – or a belly rub!
ADOPTED! Linguini Female 4mo Mixed Linguini is the happiest girl you'll ever meet, and she's ready to take on the world with you by her side.
Providence Animal Center Lydia Female 2 Mixed Although a little shy, Lydia is as kind as can be and eager for the right family to bring her out of her shell.
ADOPTED! Max Male 2 Mixed Max is a newcomer to the pitch, but don’t underestimate him. He’s got the agility of a furry Pelé and is ready to get his head in the game!
ADOPTED! Midnight Male 7 Mixed A watchdog through and through, Midnight is a dog that you can trust day and night. The ultimate defense, he’ll always have your back.
ADOPTED! Milo Male 3mo Mixed He may be little in size, but Milo is the ultimate prize. With him by your side, you'll feel like a winner every day.
ADOPTED! Mina Female 1 Mixed A glamour dog with a healthy dose of sass, Mina is a puppy princess just looking for a castle of her own.
Providence Animal Center Moe Male 5mo Mixed With eyes that could melt the coldest of hearts, you'll fall in love with Moe in just one look!
Providence Animal Center Mona Female 2 Mixed Mona doesn’t worry about her stats – she just wants to have fun. But once she’s on your team, you’ll never lose a game again.
ADOPTED! Myrtle Female 4 Mixed Life is a beach and Myrtle is just playing in the sand. This girl just wants to have fun!
ADOPTED! Nicky Male 6.5 Mixed Nicky is an adventurous pup ready to take on the world – or your backyard! He’s looking for a partner‐in‐crime who can keep up with him!
ADOPTED! Nutella Female 6 Mixed Nutella is a monster on the soccer pitch, but when the game is over, she wants nothing more than to snuggle with a loving owner.
ADOPTED! Oodles Female 3 Terrier Mix  
ADOPTED! Pepper Female 6 Husky-mixed Pepper is fearless on the soccer field and never backs down from a game‐winning play. She’s also loves the other kind of play – fetch!
ADOPTED! Perrin Male 10 Mixed Perrin may be an older dog, but that doesn’t mean she can’t learn new tricks! Adaptable and always ready for fun, she’ll be sitting, staying and heeling in no time!
ADOPTED! Phyllis Female 8 Mixed Phyllis is no benchwarmer. No matter what you’re doing, she’s guaranteed to be your biggest fan.
ADOPTED! Pickles Female 4mo Mixed Pickles is a ball of energy, and she's ready to roll off the field and into your heart!
ADOPTED! Pole Male 1 Mixed From sitting to running, Pole makes everything look easy - probably because he's so so cute.
ADOPTED! Reese Male 1 Mixed Reese is a ball magnet – on and off the pitch, he’ll always find his way into a game, and he’ll always find a way to win.
ADOPTED! Rex Male 4 Mixed Rex might be more of a country boy at heart, but all he’s looking for is a home to call his own..
Providence Animal Center Roscoe Male 9 Mixed Roscoe may be laid back, but don't let that fool you! He may be easygoing, but this pup is a whole lot of fun.
ADOPTED! Sadie Female 1 Mixed Sweet as can be, Sadie is a pro at kicking it on the pitch or settling down for the ultimate cuddle session.
ADOPTED! Scamp Male 6mo Lab-mixed  
ADOPTED! Scooter Female 10mo Mixed  
ADOPTED! Scotty Male 1 Mixed Scotty might be a new young pup, but he’s an old soul, you’ll feel like you’ve known him forever..
ADOPTED! Sheba Male 2 Husky-mixed Sheba is looking for her spot in the Union Hall of Fame. But for now, she’s looking to settle down with a family.
ADOPTED! Shirley Female 7 Beagle-mixed Eager to please and adaptable in any environment, Shirley is a dog you’ll want on your team. Win or lose, she’ll make the game great!
ADOPTED! Susie Female 8 Mixed Susie is one independent lady. Except when it comes to belly rubs, she’ll never turn one down.
ADOPTED! Sweet Pea Female 3 Mixed  
ADOPTED! Tesla Female 2 Mixed Tesla is a true team player. Her number one goal is to make sure you’ve had enough cuddles today..
ADOPTED! Tiny Male 2 German Shepherd Mix  
ADOPTED! Toby Male 1 Mixed Although not one to stay on the sidelines, Toby will be your biggest cheerleader..
ADOPTED! Trey Male 1 Mixed From napping to running around, Trey sure is a keeper.
Providence Animal Center Trinia Female 4 Mixed Trina's energetic and active personality makes her the perfect addition to any family. Whether its playing fetch or going on long walks, she’s without a doubt up for it!
Providence Animal Center Tulip Female 10 Mixed Tulip may be a bit older, but she's still a bunch of fun! This happy girl is looking for a happier home to settle down in.
ADOPTED! Veve Female 5 Mixed Veve is an asset to any team. For example, she always returns the ball and she is terrific at puppy kisses.
ADOPTED! Whisper Female 1.5 Husky Mixed Gentle and affectionate, Whisper is a kind soul who wants nothing more than to keep you company.
ADOPTED! Willow Female 1 Mixed You’ll want to make sure you have Willow on your team. She might be small, but she’s mighty. Plus she’s great at snuggles..
ADOPTED! Zach Male 3mo Mixed Whether stealing the ball on the field or stealing your heart, Zach has his game face on and is ready for action.