Spring Has Sprung with Upcoming Pet Events

COMPILED BY SHELBY CLARK PETKUS

The Detroit Zoo hosts this semi-annual event in partnership with the Michigan Humane Society. 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. The spring event takes place May 13 and May 14.

March

Pet Parade

The Michigan Human Society will escort animals from their old Detroit Center for Animal Care at 7401 Chrysler Dr. to their new Detroit Animal Care Campus at 7887 Chrysler Dr.

MHS staff, current MHS volunteers and board members will be escorting the animals to their new home by walking the parade route up Cameron Street to the MHS Detroit Animal Care Campus.

They will be accompanied by the Detroit Mounted Police Division and representatives from the Detroit Police Department K9 Unit, as well as WDIV Local 4/ClickOnDetroit who will be broadcasting portions of the event.

10 a.m. Friday, March 11

Michigan Humane Society, 7401 Chrysler Dr., Detroit

http://www.facebook.com/events/551511938364888/

Spring Photo Day

Photos are taken by a professional, in front of a green screen, then you choose from over 10 backgrounds including Easter, spring time, Detroit Tigers, etc. Cost is $10 and includes a photo in a paper frame with partial proceeds going to Tail Waggers 1990 in Livonia. People and pets of all kinds are welcome.

12-5 p.m. Saturday, March 12

Lucky Dog Luxury Daycare & Boarding, 5921 Middlebelt Road, Garden City

http://www.facebook.com/events/745305532273504/?active_tab=highlights

Euchre Party to benefit C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.

Door prizes, snacks and refreshments. Donations of pet food will result in additional door prize tickets. To play: $10. RSVP to Joei at 734-718-1111.

5:45 p.m., Saturday, March 19

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 28680 Cherry Hill Road, Garden City

http://www.facebook.com/events/470945523030210/

March Birthday Party

Monday, March 21

Happy Hounds Dog Day Care & Lodging, 673 S. Main St., Plymouth

http://www.happyhoundsdaycare.com/special-events/

April

'Rescue Dogs' Release

A family film starring real rescue animals debuts in theaters. The film is partnering with 20 animal rescues across the country to host animal adoption events during opening weekend.

Friday, April 1

Various Theaters

http://rescuedogsmovie.com

April Birthday Party

Monday, April 18

Happy Hounds Dog Day Care & Lodging, 673 S. Main St., Plymouth

http://www.happyhoundsdaycare.com/special-events/

Pontiac Shot Clinic at Centerstage

All About Animals Rescue in Warren is putting on a special pet wellness event in Pontiac that will offer $10 vaccine package, $10 bordetella, $10 FELV, $20 Microchip ID, $20 Heartworm Test, dewormer and more.

No residency is required.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 30

Centerstage Rental Hall & QTMC, 536 N. Perry, Pontiac

http://www.facebook.com/events/989689187768406/

May

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo

Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption from 35 animal welfare organizations.

1-7 p.m. Friday, May 13

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

http://www.michiganhumane.org

May Birthday Party

Monday, May 16

Happy Hounds Dog Day Care & Lodging, 673 S. Main St., Plymouth

http://www.happyhoundsdaycare.com/special-events/

Walk and Wag and Run

The Humane Society of Huron Valley's 37th Annual Walk & Wag and Run: a dog walk, run and all-around-fun day. Registration fee: $30-50.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 21

Rolling Hills Park, Ypsilanti

http://www.hshv.org/site/TR?fr_id=1270&pg=entry

See more events, pet-related or otherwise, at http://www.pridesource.com/calendar.html. To submit pet related events for the future, contact calendar@pridesource.com.
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