Adopt Love: Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo September 13-14

WWJ News
September 12, 2019 - 11:31 am

photo: Detroit Zoo


ROYAL OAK (WWJ) - If there's room in your home and your heart for a floofy new friend -- this is the event for you.

Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for immediate adoption at one of the nation’s largest off-site companion animal adoption events, happening right here in metro Detroit. 

The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 20 local animal welfare organizations, are co-hosting the fall 2019 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, on Friday, Sept. 13, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is being held outdoors under tents in the zoo’s front parking lot, beneath the landmark water tower. Admission and parking are FREE for the adoption event; although regular admission and parking fees apply for those visiting the zoo.

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and 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 should be left at home.

Since the inception of Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo in 1993, more than 25,000 dogs, cats and rabbits have been placed into new homes at the semi-annual spring and fall events.

For zoo hours, prices, directions and other information, call 248-541-5717 or visit