Nashville Zoo Hosts Pet Adoption Drive
Looking for a new best friend? Nashville Zoo is hosting its fourth annual Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo animal adoption drive on Saturday, Nov. 15. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., area humane societies, animal shelters and pet adoption agencies relocate to the Zoo parking lot with available dogs and cats looking for permanent homes.
Almost 400 pets have been adopted since Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo began in 2010. Guests are welcome to come pick their pet for adoption and receive information and promotional items from area pet service providers. Zoo docents will also be on hand to speak with guests about responsible pet ownership practices. Participating shelters include Adult Adoption League, Agape Animal Rescue, Bonaparte’s Retreat, Metro Animal Control, Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue, Middle Tennessee German Shepard Rescue, Nashville Cat Rescue, Nashville Humane Association, New Leash on Life and Williamson County Animal Control.
Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is free to the public. Participation in the event does not include Zoo admission. For health and safety reasons, please leave current pets at home. Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is sponsored by PetSmart, Downtown Subaru, ASPCA and Fifth Third Bank.
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 776,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.