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.

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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,


Luau adoption event to feature a tropical atmosphere and giveaways

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If the winter blues have got you down, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has just the cure: the Berman Center Beach Bash. The fun and festive adoption event will take place on Wednesday, March 5 at the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Adopters will be treated to photo opportunities with an MHS mermaid, games and pet toy and treat giveaways within the tropical beach-like atmosphere. Guests (human only, please) are welcome to wear Hawaiian attire.


“This has been a hard winter, with seemingly no end in sight,” said CJ Bentley, MHS Senior Director of Operations. “We are hoping to warm up the season with a tropical atmosphere and the opportunity to find a furry best friend. Everyone is welcome, even if they are not ready to adopt a pet.”


Though adoption is not a requirement to attend, the animals’ theme for the day is LUAU: We’d Love U to Adopt Us


Beach Bash party animals will include adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and rabbits who are ready to find loving homes. MHS’ standard adoption fees and procedures will apply. To view animals currently available for adoption at each MHS location, visit


The MHS Berman Center for Animal Care is located at:

900 N. Newburgh Road, south of Ford Road.


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.

Somethin’ tells me it really DID happen at the Zoo!!!

The final numbers are in for  Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, which took place at the Detroit Zoo last weekend, and is the largest off-site pet adoption event of its kind. It was created by The Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Zoo.


The event will be held again September 22 and September 23, 2012

We wish all the furbabies and their parents years and years of happiness in their new home and are happy we were able to help spread the word!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”