Summer Adopt-A-Thon to Feature 50 or More Adoptable Pets

We are happy to present to you the first of two large offsite tented Adopt-a-Thons this summer takes place on Saturday, June 18th  from 10a-4pm in the parking lot in front of Home Depot in Allen Park in the Fairlane Green II shopping mall.  Described locally as “On the Hill”, Home Depot is near the Oakwood boulevard entrance to the mall, 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 and all shapes and sizes of dogs.

 Chiquita finds a home with Bill and Sharon

Chiquita finds a home with Bill and Sharon


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

Elaine Greene, Executive Director, Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, 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.  Each year, we find that prospective adopters really appreciate the opportunity to see so many animals showcased under the tent, in an easily accessible place on a Saturday.  It’s a completely different feel they tell us, than seeing the adoptable animals while in the Shelter”.

This is the fourth year that the event is being hosted in the parking lot of Home Depot in Allen Park.  It will also be the location for this year’s second offsite tented Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, August 13th.

dearborn animal shelter logo

The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Main phone (313) 943-2697 and on the web, you can follow the Shelter on Facebook or Twitter.  Currently, the organization is engaged in a Capital Campaign to raise funds for a much-needed new sheltering facility that includes animal education and an adoption center.  More information and donations welcome to support this new facility,


  1. I hope for a lot furever homes and a lot of hugs and kisses at the meet&greet area…
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  2. This is so perfect! We will be purring and praying that many, many furbabies find their forever homes at this wonderful event!
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  3. I hope all 50 find their forever home

  4. Bailey says:

    What a great event. Hope lots of matches are made.
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  5. Here’s hoping the event is a smashing success and all the wonderful pets find forever homes!
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  6. I hope they all find a forever home. They are all so precious.

    Have a woof woof day Dakota. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥
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  7. Emma says:

    Sure hope it is a successful event!
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  8. Lets hope and pawray this event is furry successfur indeed! Its a wonderfur thing to do! Too bad its so far from here…

  9. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Paws crossed for every buddy to find their forever home
    Lily & Edward

  10. We hope lots of pups and kit-cats find wonderful forever homes!
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  11. Sounds like a great event hoping all the animals find homes! Love Dolly
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  12. What a terrific event. We have our paws crossed that they ALL find their happily ever afters!
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  13. Here comes Good Luck Pawkisses to find a furrever home soon 🙂 <3

  14. Sounds like a great event. Hooray for the pup who found a home! Hopefully everypawdy will find a furever home!
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  15. Sounds like a great event, hope lots of animals find forever homes:)
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  16. We sure hope they have a good event and it isn’t too hot.
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  17. How wonderful! I hope lots of furkids find loving forever homes at these Adopt-a-thons.
    Love & biscuits,
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  18. We are seriously behind reading posts from last week-sorry. Hope your pet-athon was a barking/purring success! 🐾
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