Event expected to reach its milestone 20,000th pet adoption since 1993


Looking for a four-legged best friend? The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and the Detroit Zoological Society invite you to the spring 2014 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, where more than 1,000 adoptable animals will be waiting to meet you! The event, which takes place on Friday, May 16 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is expected to reach a special milestone: its 20,000th adoption since 1993. Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is presented by Purina ONE and sponsored by PetSmart, PetSmart Charities, Genisys Credit Union, Henry Ford Health System and Banfield Pet Hospital.


Family considers taking home a new best friend

Family considers taking home a new best friend


Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from 45 animal welfare organizations including the Michigan Humane Society will be available for adoption.


The Detroit Zoo is located at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak. There is no charge for admission or parking for the event, which takes place under large tents in the front parking lot. The event does not include admission to the zoo.

puppy kissing boy (1)

Because puppies are often in high demand, “puppy passes” will be given each day to the first 25 adoption event guests who are looking specifically to adopt a puppy. Those with puppy passes will be allowed to enter the adoption tents 15 minutes before the event begins each day. Doing so will prevent a “puppy rush” and ensure that all adopters – and the adoptable animals – will have a wonderful experience.


Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and not by event hosts or sponsors. Animals will be adopted only to qualified homes. Adopters must present a driver’s license or state ID card. All dogs and cats will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations. For health and safety reasons, please leave current pets at home.


For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org or call (248) 283-1000, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.



  1. what a great idea…we hope lots of pups find their forever homes
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  2. Awww those puppies in the pictures are sooooooo cute. Nice post.
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  3. Amy says:

    This is a fantastic idea. I’m going to forward it to the Virginia Zoo, where I volunteer. Love the name of the event especially!
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  4. What an incredibly cool idea! I hope they have huge success!

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  5. Oh that is so great!!!!!
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  6. I hope all pups will find a new home. and maybe one with such two cute girls . have a super may day!
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  7. Cuteness overload. I have to check if Chicago has a similar event, what a great idea.

  8. Emma says:

    Interesting place for such an event. Wish dogs could go to the zoo here, but don’t know any that allow it. It was allowed at most zoos in Germany.
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  9. sara, oreo & chewy says:

    Hope lots of animals find new homes!

  10. We hope every one of them go home with loving families. This is a wonderful idea! Hugs and nose kisses
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  11. How awesome is that? That is truly a perfect combination…Love knowing those little furry angels will find their best friends…Makes our hearts smile!!!!
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  12. Hope lots of pups find their forever homes.
    Dip and Elliot x
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  13. Wow, 20,000 adoptions! That’s incredible.

    I never understand why people want puppies–are they people who have ever had a puppy before, and don’t know how insane they are?
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  14. What a pawsome event. We hope all those animals find great homes. They should be proud of all the animals they have helped!
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  15. What a great event. I hope it’s very successful!
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  16. Sounds like a great event. I hope the weather is just perfect for you!
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