Dearborn Animal Shelter hosting Summer Adopt-A-Thon Meet 50 or more adoptable animals on Saturday, June 13th.

The first of two large offsite tented Adopt-a-Thons this summer takes place on Saturday, June 13th  from 10a-4pm in the parking lot in front of Home Depot in Allen Park in the Fairlane Green II shopping mall.  Home Depot is near the Oakwood boulevard entrance to the mall, described locally as “On the Hill”, just off Southfield freeway.  The Dearborn Animal Shelter plans to have 50 animals or more available for adoption that day including playful kittens, adult cats, all shapes and sizes of dogs and possibly even puppies! 

"Lou" Photo courtesy of Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter

“Lou” Photo courtesy of Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter


Counselors will be on hand to help potential adopters find their new best friend, including a meet and greet area to get to know new dog family members a little better in a separate section.  Attendees will enjoy adoption specials, be able to shop Shelter merchandise and purchase Fido Bakery treats for their canine best friends.

"Piggly Wiggly" Photo Courtesy of the Friends For The Dearborn Animal Shelter

“Piggly Wiggly” Photo Courtesy of the Friends For The Dearborn Animal Shelter

Summer is a busy time for animal shelters, especially as kitten season moves into full swing, so there are many pets for families to consider.   Elaine Greene, Executive Director, Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, commented “This Adopt-A-Thon kicks off the summer season for us and is similar to bringing a one day “pop-up” Shelter to a highly visible location for one day.  It’s a great way for us to feature many adoptable pets in a fun festive atmosphere. We’re bringing available pets to the public to help them find their new best friend”.   


This is the third year in a row that the event is being hosted in the parking lot of Home Depot in Allen Park.  A second offsite tented Adopt-A-Thon will take place in the parking lot of Westborn Mall on Saturday, August 22nd at the intersection of Outer Drive and Michigan Avenue.

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Learn more about adoption, events, volunteering or donating online. The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Main phone (313) 943-2697 and on the web, you can follow the Shelter on Facebook or Twitter.


  1. Monika says:

    Here’s to a great weekend and an even greater (and successful) Adopt-a-thon. Best of luck! <3
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  2. Such wonderful events and it’s always so good to hear about all the pets that get forever homes because of them! Paws crossed for great success!
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  3. All these precious ones want is a forever home with tons of love. I hope they all find a loving forever home.

    Have a woof woof day Dakota. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥
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  4. That is great!

    MJF might have been able to visit to hunt out a new furbling…but that is growlmy’s day to work…and she checked all the area shelter adoption events, and all of them do these things on her working days, go figure…sigh…

    I hope lots of furry ones find new dens to dwell in!

  5. I hope they have to leave early because all of the pets get adopted ♥
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  6. we will keep our paws crossed for many successful adoptions.
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  7. Jan K says:

    This shelter seems to hold such wonderful events! I hope this one is very successful for them.
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  8. momwithoutpaws wants to adopt again dadwithoutpaws is not ready, she wants to try her hand with a puppy. There is a shelter in town that has a mom and her pups their owner died, they were surrendered by the family. the pups are lap-pit pups.. I think it would be fun to have a crazy puppy I can play with
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  9. I hope for a lot furever homes for all furfriends… and I hope that this summer will be a great one for peeps&pets… summer is a very busy time here too, there are a lot of dumped animals who are “in the way” when their families plan to go on a holiday :o(
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  10. Sounds like a great event! I hope it’s a HUGE success! Summer is a great time to get a family pup for the kids!
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  11. I hope lots of furbabies find new homes with these events!

  12. These sound like they will be great events! We sure hope they are hugely successful!
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  13. Good luck to all the fur babies!
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  14. Hope everyone finds a forever home!

  15. Clowie says:

    I hope it’s a success.
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