“Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo”—Michigan

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo – MG_3452 – Photo by Ed Serecky



Collaboration to bring awareness, help more homeless animals find their way home

MYBFZ boy and dog


Tens of thousands of homeless animals find their way to area animal shelters and rescue groups every single year, and not enough of them find forever homes. That’s why the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is partnering with Meijer and Purina ONE to raise awareness of the number of homeless pets in our community, and to help more of them find loving homes. As part of this partnership, Meijer and Purina ONE are sponsors and key participants in the


adoption event

 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 22 and 23

at the Detroit Zoo

 Royal Oak, Michigan


Angela-mom and Kaya Scott of Ferndale adopted Stanley_pictured with Emily and Nadia Jackson

The partnership will assist pet owners in every phase of pet ownership – from adopting a pet at the Michigan Humane Society to keeping your new family member healthy and happy by purchasing Purina ONE food and other pet-related items at Meijer. Meijer and Purina ONE will also provide every dog and cat adopter from MHS with valuable moneysaving coupons including free pet food, cat litter, photo prints, and huge savings on other pet supplies.


Abby finds new home with Matt Hutchins and family_Royal Oak (1)

Meijer and Purina ONE have also teamed up to sponsor

Michigan Humane Society’s 2012

Mega March for Animals

being held Sunday, Oct. 7,

at Hart Plaza in Detroit

and at Kensington Metropark in Milford

The largest walk for animals in Michigan, the event supports MHS’ many lifesaving programs, including animal sheltering and adoption, veterinary care, cruelty investigation and rescue and much more.

For more information about the 2012 Mega March,

please visit  www.michiganhumane.org/MEGA.


“It is important for people to understand that shelter pets are among the very best companions you can bring into your home and as such, we are so proud to partner with the Michigan Humane Society, Meijer and the greater Detroit community to make more adoptions possible,” said Pamela Hill, Purina ONE Shelter Pet Program Manager.


If you’re interested in bringing a homeless pet into your life, visit www.michiganhumane.org, or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

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  1. Oh Dakota, I wish we had a March for Animals here, but unfortunately no one is interested to do something… they always talk and talk but they don’t get up their butts ….that’s depressing…

    • Easy that IS depressing…that makes me very sad 😦 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. I want to plant a big fat kiss on that first doggy’s mouth. He is SO sweet 🙂

    • Georgia I couldn’t help but BOL at your comment Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Thanks for sharing! Shelter animals do make wonderful best friends!Woof!

    • you are welcome and thank YOU for visiting! My kitty brother was from a foster home that was with a Shelter and he is the BEST friend ever! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. What a great event! I hope a lot of furever homes are found!

    • We hope so too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. I hope many many homeless pets find their forever homes soon!

  6. I hope lots of the animals find loving forever homes 🙂 What a great Idea..I’m gonna give you my ASS award..so come take it 🙂 xx000xx

    • We hope so too Mollie!! BOL about the “ass” award………I have a GREAT idea! lol!!!!!!!!!!!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. Awesome!! I’ve got my paws crossed that lots of animals will find their forever homes!! 🙂

    Abby is SO sweet! 🙂

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • we hope so too! Have a great day pal!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  8. Sounds like a great event for a great cause!

    • hi Will and Eko it definitely is! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  9. That sure looks like such a great event. All we can do is hope that some of those cute doggies find their very own homes. Those sure are some good looking dogs.

    • Marg I am embarrassed that I haven’t been to one of these. It is lucky though, if I went I would want them all! Love, “Mom”

  10. Hi Dakota! Just stopping by to introduce myself! Hope you have a great day!

    Your pal, Pip

    • Hi Pip! so nice to meet you!! I stopped by your blog and I am following you now! So nice to meet you too and hope you have a great day as well! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  11. That’s a great event Aunty Caren…and the photos are all great!

    I specially like MYBFZ boy and dog one. Both kid and dog are super adorable.

    • Hi Papoe! I am hoping that they get a lot of adoptions! Love, “Mom”

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