Michigan Humane Society offers Pets for Pets on Giving Tuesday

Posted at 6:26 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 18:27:11-05

It's Giving Tuesday and the Michigan Humane Society gave folks the chance to pet their adoptable pets.

The organization hosted a "Pets for Pets" event in Cadillac Square to bring awareness to their cause and allow people to de-stress with adoptable dogs.

Matthew Pepper is the President & CEO of the Michigan Humane Society.

He said, "Animals mean so much to our lives and this is really a chance to celebrate that."

Because it's "Giving Tuesday" the organization thought it would be better to give, in hopes to receive.

"None of the work we do is possible without the support of the community."

"I have a heart for dogs, a soft spot in me. I was like, 'aww okay.' And I've been wanting a dog, so I said I would come down here," said Chloe Dunklin.

She came to the event to get some snuggles and to see if any of the pets could be her new best friend.

Pepper explained, "Just petting a dog for 10 minutes can reduce your blood pressure by 10%."

Dunklin explained, "Petting them is just relaxing, the dog is relaxed. They're really enjoying it. When you look into their eyes, there's some kind of connection that you can have with them."

They hope the "Pets for Pets" event will be a successful new tradition.

"This is the first time we've been here at Cadillac Square doing this, I can't imagine it's going to be the last," Pepper added.

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