detroit zoo events

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo

Spring Event
Friday & Saturday
May 15 & 16, 2015
Fri: 1p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fall Event
Friday & Saturday
September 18 & 19, 2015
Fri: 1p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Detroit Zoo Meet Your Best Friend Event

The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 30 local animal welfare organizations, will host the semi-annual event Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo.  Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption to loving homes at one of the nation's largest off-site companion animal adoption events.

Presented by Purina One, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo will be held outdoors under tents in the Zoo's front parking lot beneath the landmark water tower. There is no charge for admission or parking for the adoption event; however, regular admission and parking fees apply for those visiting the Zoo. The event will include special appearances by Detroit Zoo mascots the Zooper Heroes.

Because puppies are often in high demand, "puppy passes" will be given Friday afternoon and Saturday morning 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 prior to the start of the event. .

Adopters must present a valid driver's license or state ID card. All animals will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations. A "get-acquainted" area will be available to provide guests an opportunity to spend time with an animal before adopting.

Last year, the spring Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo event found homes for more than 400 animals. Since the event's inception in 1993, more than 21,000 dogs, cats and rabbits have been placed into new homes at the spring and fall events.

Take Note:
•    Adoption fees and policies vary by participating groups.
•    For health and safety reasons, please leave current companion animals at home.
•    Strollers are not allowed in the tents. Upon entering the event you will be asked to park your stroller before entering the tents.

If you have questions, please call (248) 541-5717 and press 9.


  Presented by: sponsor--mybf-purina


  In partnership with:  

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