Ann Arbor, MI (June 23, 2022) — Celebrating Pride Month, the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) hopes to increase the love in the community with some pet adoption specials.

“While supplies last,” adult dogs and cats are 50% off, kittens are adopt-one-get-one-free, and small mammals are free.

“Companion animals bring so much love,” says Alison Balow, HSHV’s Adoption Manager. “And they’re deserving of loving homes. We know people are feeling a pinch in their pocketbooks right now. So we’re hoping these adoption specials will make a bunch of people—and pets—very happy.”

While discounted and free adoptions may concern some animal lovers who worry unscrupulous people may adopt, HSHV reminds people that their adoption policies remain the same—whatever the fee.

“We always discuss the real costs of caring for a companion animal with potential adopters,” says Balow. “And the research on waiving adoption fees is very clear. People who get free adoptions value their companion animal the same way people who pay do, and care for them just as much, too. This is what we’ve seen with our ‘seniors-adopt-seniors-free’ program, too. Because, really, it’s the match, not the starter money, that matters, and we try our best to help people find the pets who will best fit their family and lifestyle.”

“You also can’t beat the value! Not only do you get the priceless love of a grateful animal, but all of our adoptable cats and dogs are already spayed/neutered, have received an initial health screening and age-appropriate vaccinations, and come with a microchip ID – easily saving an adopter hundreds of dollars,” adds Balow.

Potential adopters don’t need appointments, and HSHV’s adoption department (3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor) is open 7 days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More information on animals eligible for the promotion can be found on HSHV’s website.


About The Humane Society of Huron Valley:

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on the generosity of our supporters to provide critical community programs and services. HSHV is an award-winning organization, recognized for our best practices and highest animal “save-rate” among all similar shelters in Michigan. Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluator, awarded HSHV a 4-star ranking, the highest possible. The mission of HSHV is to promote the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with any other humane organization and does not receive funding from the United Way. More information can be found on HSHV’s website ( and on our annual report (