Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo
If you’ve ever wanted to take an animal home from the zoo, now’s your chance
Friday & Saturday
May 17 & 18, 2013
Fri.: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. - New Hours!
Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Zoological Society will host the 21st annual spring Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo adoption event from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Detroit Zoo.
Hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption from MHS and more than 30 additional animal welfare organizations!
Plus, don't miss "Yappy Hour" on Friday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. where we'll highlight the new Friday event hours with special fun and festivities, including a chance for event guests to win great giveaway items from MHS and the Detroit Zoo, and gifts for the first 100 adopters!
There is no charge for admission or parking for the adoption event. Regular admission and parking fees apply for those visiting the Zoo.
Since puppies often are in high demand, on Saturday, May 18, “puppy passes” will be distributed to the first 25 guests or families who are specifically seeking a puppy, allowing them to enter the event 15 minutes early.
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 valid 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 companion animals at home.
View pictures from past Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo events.
Our thanks to the corporate sponsors who help make this event possible and for the community’s support in adopting more than 18,000 pets – that is, furry best friends – at the event since 1993!
Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is held under tents in the Detroit Zoo front parking lot, beneath the signature water tower. The Detroit Zoo is located at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.
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