Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo!

Como to host the largest pet adoption event in Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN (August 19, 2010) – Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and MnPAW (Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare) will host the Twin Cities’ inaugural super adoption event,  “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo”, presented by PEDIGREE® on Saturday, September 18. Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Adoptable pets from more than 25 animal welfare and rescue organizations will be onsite on this special date and ready for their forever home. There is no charge for admission to the event or for parking.

This is the first pet adoption event of this magnitude in Minnesota, bringing together organizations and animals from across the state and surrounding areas.  PEDIGREE® has sponsored the “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo” event for more than 18 years in 20 cities helping place more than 16,000 animals in new, loving families.  PEDIGREE® approached Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and MnPAW to sponsor this event—these two organizations broadened the event to include animal welfare organizations throughout Minnesota who are dedicated to helping animals.

Also come out to hear Ian Punnett from MyTalk107.1’s “Ian and Margery” show read from his new book “Dizzy the Mutt with the Propeller Butt” in the Chuck and Don’s booth from 10am-12pm.

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and not by event sponsors. All dogs and cats will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations.  For health and safety reasons, please leave your currents pet at home. MnPAW is a coalition of animal welfare organizations throughout Minnesota who are committed to working together to aid animals. For more information on the event, visit or call 763-489-2250.

Participating animal welfare and rescue organizations include:

Animal Humane Society

A Rotta Love  Plus

Animal Folks

Airedale Terrier Rescue & Adoption(ATRA)

Aussie Rescue of Minnesota Inc.

Basset Buddies Rescue

Carver Scott County Humane Society

Crossroads Animal Shelter

Feline Rescue

French Bulldog Rescue

Greyhound Pets of America

Heartland Animal Rescue

IMPS (Internet Min Pin Services)

Midwest Animal Rescue

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project

MN Greyhound Rescue

MN Sheltie Rescue

MN/WI Collie Rescue

MUSHR (Minnesota’s Unwanted Siberian Husky Rescue)

Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

Northwoods Humane Society

Peke N Chin Midwest

Pet Haven

Pet Project Rescue

Tri-County Humane Society

Whisker Rescue