Pet Events in Michigan

By |2017-03-09T09:00:00-05:00March 9th, 2017|Guides, Pets|

9-Year Birthday Celebration
Three Dog Bakery Partridge Creek
17330 Hall Road, Clinton Township
March 11, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Free treats for four-legged friends plus raffles and prizes

Cat Tales Storytime
Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
5245 Jackson Road, Suite A1, Ann Arbor
March 12, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Benefit for the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Designed for ages 2-5, Cat Tales is based on “Little Paws Storytime” to keep your tot engaged through stories, crafts, finger plays and cat interactions.

St. Patrick’s Day Dog’s Contest
Four Paws Dog Bakery
1880 Haslett Road, Ste F, East Lansing
March 14-17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bring your pup to the bakery in St. Patrick’s Day attire, take a photo to be posted on Facebook by March 18 at 6 p.m. for voting. Pup with the most “likes” by March 21 at 10 a.m. wins $50 bakery gift card.

Family Mew-vie Night
Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
5245 Jackson Road, Suite A1, Ann Arbor
March 17, 7-9 p.m.
Benefit for the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Cuddle up to cats and snack on popcorn during screening of “Zootopia.” Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: $10, any age. Pre-registration and payment required.

Bark Happy St. Paw-trick’s Day Party
Benefit for Detroit Dog Rescue
Premier Pet Supply
15399 Merriman Road, Livonia
March 18, 2-4 p.m.
Tickets: $13

Books and Cats, and Other Stuff, Too
Hosted by Catfe Lounge
821 Livernois, Ferndale
March 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Used book and media sale. Donations needed. Accepted every Monday and Thursday from 12-3 p.m. until the sale. Schedule drop-off time at [email protected]

Woofers Adventure Club Canine Hike and Wine Tasting
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
2896 Bowers Harbor Road, Traverse City
March 25, 2:30-5 p.m.
Pre-registration required
Tickets: $10 (plus $5 for optional wine tasting)

Painting with a Purpose
Hosted by Tigerlily Cat Rescue
3320 S. Rochester Road
March 29, 7-9 p.m.
Tickets: $35, reserve seats online
50 percent of all registrations will be donated back to Tigerlily

Belle Isle Nature Center
176 Lakeside Drive, Detroit
April 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate all things mudpuppy – also known as “slime dog” and “snot otter” – a permanently aquatic salamander that inhabits the Detroit River.

Pins for Pets
Bowling fundraiser and adoption event for Happy Days Dog & Cat Rescue
Classic Lanes Bowling Alley
2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills
April 22, 1-4 p.m.
Email Kristin DeFranco at [email protected] for sponsorship information
Tickets: $10-20

9th Annual Dirty Dog Trail Run
Midland City Forest
2840 E. Monroe Road, Midland
Aug. 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
To benefit the Judy V. Spencer Fund via Shelterhouse and SOS Animal Rescue

12th Annual Mutt Strut 5K Run & Walk
Hosted by Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit
Ford Field Park, Dearborn
Free parking at 22051 Cherry Hill St.
May 13, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Dearborn Animal Shelter
Call 313-389-6938 for details

Meet Your Best Friend at the Detroit Zoo
Hosted by the Michigan Humane Society
8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
May 19, 1-7 p.m. and May 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call 866-MHUMANE for more information.

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