Meet Your Best Friend at the Detroit Zoo


ROYAL OAK —The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, along with dozens of local animal welfare organizations, will host the Meet Your Best Friend at the zoo Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 16, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17.  Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption to loving homes.

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, but regular and admission and parking fees apply for those visiting the zoo

 “Puppy passes” will be given on 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 at 12:45 p.m. on Friday and at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. 

All animals will have received a medical checkup and age-appropriate vaccinations. A meeting 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 537 animals. Since the event’s inception in 1993, more than 19,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits have been placed into new homes at the spring and fall events. This spring’s event is expected to reach 20,000 adoptions. 

For health and safety reasons, all current companion animals should be left at home.

For more information call, 248-541-5717 or visit