Thursday, June 9, 2016

Michigan Summer Adopt-A-Thon to Feature 50 or More Adoptable Pets

 Potential new pet family members
 will be waiting on Saturday, June 18th.

In honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month and Adopt-A-Cat-Month we are happy to present to you the first of two large offsite tented Adopt-a-Thons this summer takes place on Saturday, June 18th  from 10a-4pm in the parking lot in front of Home Depot in Allen Park in the Fairlane Green II shopping mall.  Described locally as “On the Hill”, Home Depot is near the Oakwood boulevard entrance to the mall, just off Southfield freeway.  The Dearborn Animal Shelter plans to have 50 animals or more available for adoption that day including playful kittens, adult cats and all shapes and sizes of dogs.
"Cat dreaming of forever home"


Attendees will enjoy adoption specials and be able to shop Shelter merchandise.  Adoption counselors will be on hand to help visitors find their new best friend, including a meet and greet area to get to know new dog family members in a separate section. 

Elaine Greene, Executive Director, Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, commented “This Adopt-A-Thon kicks off the summer season for us and is similar to bringing a one day “pop-up” Shelter to a highly visible location for one day.  Each year, we find that prospective adopters really appreciate the opportunity to see so many animals showcased under the tent, in an easily accessible place on a Saturday.  It’s a completely different feel they tell us, than seeing the adoptable animals while in the Shelter”.

This is the fourth year that the event is being hosted in the parking lot of Home Depot in Allen Park.  It will also be the location for this year’s second offsite tented Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, August 13th.



The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Main phone (313) 943-2697 and on the web www.MetroDetroitAnimals.org, you can follow the Shelter on Facebook or Twitter.  Currently, the organization is engaged in a Capital Campaign to raise funds for a much needed new sheltering facility that includes animal education and an adoption center.  More information and donations welcome to support this new facility, www.RaisetheWoofNow.org

25 comments:

  1. What a contented kitty! He/she truly looks like you, Cody!

    Hope all the proffered adoptees, (is that a real word?), find exactly what they need:)

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  2. We hope the adopt-a-thon is a huge success and lots of cats and dogs find loving forever homes. Paws crossed!

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  3. Love this idea! Here's hoping everybody gets a furr-ever home!

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  4. These kinds of events are wonderful. It warms my heart how many stories I've heard of animals finding their homes thanks to efforts like this. Also, I love that picture - what a cutie!

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  5. Y'all have such a wonderful rescue organization and I love that photo!

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  6. We hope lots of kitties find wonderful forever homes at the event!

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  7. Oh we're sending good vibes for a successful adoption event.

    Emma and Buster

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  8. What a nice picture ..
    We hope that all the cats and dogs will find good home.
    Ronrons
    Hisia

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  9. Sweeeeeet kitty in that photo--I just want to reach out and hold him! This event sounds awesome. I hope every single animal that needs a home finds one.

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  10. dood....what an awesum eeeevent....we hope everee single pet ther that day, findz hiz/her for everz purrson{s}.....how kewl wood THAT be !!!!

    we iz out til monday; sew heerz two a longnose lancetfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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  11. Here's to hoping lot of cats and dogs find their forever homes at the event!

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  12. I'll be praying for many kitties and doggies to find their forever homes!!

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  13. Great post; I hope lots of kitties and pups get forever home due to this.
    Wags,
    Noreen and Hunter

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  14. We hope that the adoptathon is a huge success ! Purrs

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  15. Hope every buddy finds their forever home
    Lily & Edward

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  16. We hope they all get adopted!
    Have a super Thursday...

    Noodle and crew

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  17. That's not far from where we live! We hope lots of animals find their forever homes.

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  18. what a dear and sweet picture. Kisses to that baby.

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  19. What a great idea and how nice of Home Depot for letting them do it in front of the store. Hope they all find furever homes as nice as ours, Cody.

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  20. Yippee for more adoption events!

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  21. Sure hope that adoption event went well and lots of kitties and doggies found homes.

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    1. Thanks, it didn't happen yet. It takes place on June 18 :)

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