Spring Has Sprung with Upcoming Pet Events

By |2016-03-10T09:00:00-05:00March 10th, 2016|Guides, Pets|

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

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