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ZooPaws Pet Adoption Event

Find your new best friend among over 100 adoptable dogs just outside the Zoo on April 27.

Zoo Atlanta and Atlanta Humane Society will team up on the third-annual ZooPaws pet adoption event on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The community event will take place in Grant Park, just outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 60 dogs found forever homes at ZooPaws in 2018, with over 100 adoptable animals of all sizes, ages and breeds expected to be available for adoption at the 2019 event. In addition to the Atlanta Humane Society, participating rescue agencies include LifeLine Animal Project, Best Friends Atlanta, Tri-State Humane Society, Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program, Carroll County Animal Shelter, Walton Animal Guild, Clayton County Animal Control, Humane Society of Valdosta-Lowndes County, Lee County Humane Society, Two Tailz Rescue, and Wags and Wiggles Dog Rescue.  

Vendors at the family-friendly event will include ATLimals, Big Daddy’s Biscuits, Furlosophy Mobile Pet Spa, King of Pops, Pet Paradise Resort, Rachael Hale – Animal Photography, Rescue Dog Café and Yumbii Food Truck.

Pets are not permitted inside Zoo Atlanta (service animals are permitted), and for health and safety reasons, personal pets will not be permitted inside the ZooPaws event. The Atlanta Humane Society will facilitate meet-and-greets, outside the designated event space, for guests interested in introducing a personal pet to a potential adoptee. Adoption fees and policies will be stipulated by the Atlanta Humane Society and each participating adoption agency.

While stroller parking will be designated, strollers, bicycles and motorized vehicles will not be allowed inside the adoption area.

ZooPaws is a rain-or-shine event. There is no charge to attend. To learn more, visit or


Rachel Davis
Director of Communications, Zoo Atlanta
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell

Christina Hill
Director of Marketing and Communications, Atlanta Humane Society
770.312.7589 – office

About Zoo Atlanta
Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Zoo highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, a set of twins born to Lun Lun on September 3, 2016; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, is the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. The Zoo’s newest experience, Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente, opened in March 2017. Up-close-and-personal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, African lions, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas and lemurs. Zoo Atlanta is open year-round with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife presentations, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit

About the Atlanta Humane Society
The Atlanta Humane Society is the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873. Each year, more than 30,000 animals are served by the Atlanta Humane Society through programs and services such as spay/neuter, adoption, and veterinary care. It is the mission of the Atlanta Humane Society to prevent neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society. For more, visit

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