Meet Your Best Friend


September 18 - 19

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.

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.