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Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo

When: May 16th & 17th
Friday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, MI

        The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 20 local animal welfare organizations, will host the semi-annual event Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, May 16, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 and supported by PetSmart Charities, 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 Junior Z and the Zooper Heroes.
        Because puppies are often in high demand, "puppy passes" will be given 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 at 9:45 a.m., with the remainder of guests allowed to enter at 10 a.m.
        Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group. Adopters must present a valid driver's license or state ID card. All animals will have received a medical checkup and age-appropriate vaccinations. A "get-acquainted" area will be available to provide guests an opportunity to spend time with an animal before adopting. For health and safety reasons, all current companion animals must be left at home.
        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, almost 19,000 dogs, cats and rabbits have been placed into new homes at the spring and fall events.

 

Father's Day Bow Wow

When: June 14th
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 1700 Brown Rd Auburn Hills MI 48326
 
  • Pet Adoptions
  • Shimmy Shack ( Food Truck )
  • Bouncy Houses
  • Psychics- Readings by Chantelle
  • Vendors
  • Raffles
  • Dress like your Dad Costume Contest ( for Fido )
 
Bring your dad, bring your dog or just bring yourself. Come out for a fun filled day of pet adoptions, games, raffles and tasty treats. Support your local shelter and help us reach our goal of adopting out 2,014 animals in the summer of 2014.
 
Bring Fido dressed like dad and you will be entered to win one of many contests including best dressed, most creative costume and fan favorite. 
 

For more information, please contact (248)391-4100

 

Rescue Me Saturday

Bringing Animal Rescues Together
 
When: June 28th
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 1700 Brown Rd Auburn Hills MI 48326
 
Meet some of the unsung heroes in the animal world. Rescues are amazing groups that step up for animals in need. During this event, you will be able to talk to the rescues, meet their adoptable pets and find out how to begin the application process.
 
When we have animals that need a little extra TLC, we turn to rescues. Here is your chance to meet them.
 
For more information, please contact (248)391-4100
 

Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption

A Used Cat Super Sale
 
When: July 12th
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 1700 Brown Rd Auburn Hills MI 48326
 
  • Pet Adoptions
  • Food Truck
  • Bouncy Houses
  • Face Painting
  • Psychics- Readings by Chantelle & Dog Readings by Sweet Spirit Renee
  • Vendors
  • Raffles

Come on down to the Pet Adoption Center to view Michigan's largest indoor inventory of certified pre-owned cats.

No lemons in this lot folks! These cats have received a thorough six-point inspection. Our CATFAX Warranty Check is provided free with every paid adoption. These cats are priced to move and we'll beat any deal. Inventory will go fast.

Whether you are looking to adopt or just to have some fun, the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center is the place to be!

For more information, please contact (248)391-4100
 
 

Stray Dog's Got Talent

A Dog Training Event

When: July 26th
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 1700 Brown Rd Auburn Hills MI 48326
 
Meet dog trainers from around the county and learn tips and tricks from the pros.
Whether you already have a dog at home or are looking o adopt, this event is for you!
Watch as shelter dogs with only two weeks of training compete for the gold. You will see that even Stray Dog's Got Talent.
Join us for pet adoptions, raffles and good natured competitions.
 
For more information, please contact (248)391-4100
 
 

Dog Days of Summer and Cool Cat Nights

Join us for our Summer Event Finale!
 
When: August 9th
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 1700 Brown Rd Auburn Hills MI 48326
 
  • Pet Adoptions
  • WCXS 94.7 will be onsite
  • Concrete Cuisine ( Food Truck)
  • Bouncy Houses
  • Face Painting and fun for the kids
  • Psychics - Readings by Chantelle
  • Vendors
  • Raffles
  • Swimsuit Contest ( for Fido)
  • & Much More

We have been working hard all summer to save more lives and adopt out 2,014 in summer 2014. We will have a live onsite broadcast from 94.7 WCXS to keep the party going.  And don't miss our adoption specials that will be announced at the event.

Bring your kids, bring your family, bring your friends out to support the animals at the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center. 
Dogs are welcome as long as they are in costume. This events theme is swimsuits and prizes will be awarded.
 
For more information, please contact (248)391-4100

 

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