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Shelter and Rescue Pets Make the Best Adoptable Pets!

Welcome to our Adoptable Pets Page!


Looking for adoptable shelter and rescue pets? Then look no further!

Below you will find information on local shelters and rescues, including the pet-of-the-month from several shelters (be sure to check back each month)!


To get started, just click on a name to go to their web site and start looking!


Not sure if adopting a pet is right for you? Then check out

The Ultimate Guide to Pet Adoption


Be sure to check out the bottom of the page for more resources, including a

listing of shelters and rescues in Michigan.


Thank you, and good luck finding your new pet!

Pets of the Month

These pets are available NOW! But Hurry!

Click on a picture to go to the shelter's web site.

Note that the pet pictured may no longer be available,

but there are many others waiting to be adopted.

Humane Society of Huron Valley Pet of the Month:

Pierre - Adoptable dog from the Humane Society of Huron Valley Pierre

Who's a good boy? That's right Pierre, you are! This youngster is smart, friendly and eager to learn. Pierre has made great strides with force-free, positive-reinforcement training from his foster family, and he will need an experienced dog owner who is willing to continue these techniques to teach him how to be calm around other people and dogs. Although he is very energetic, Pierre is now quick to calm down and loves to curl up next to you for naps. He will be an amazing companion for the right person!

Pierre is currently living in one of our wonderful foster homes. Adopting from foster is easy! Please email or call (734)662-5585 to arrange to meet Pierre today!

K9 Stray Rescue League Pet of the Month:

Sonny - Adoptable dog from K9 Stray Rescue League Sonny

Sonny is a cutie bear and weighs 52 pounds right now. This sweet boy needs to gain a little weight and we are working on that! He was so gentle with his treats for his photo shoot and has an incredibly soft coat too. The poor boy is little nervous and scared right now though, he was surrendered because his family was moving to a new home and they didn't want him in the new house. He is very connecting, attentive and seems well mannered. He also loves to give kisses! Sonny does need leadership and an active home though with room to run. He also needs to go to a home where any children are at least 8 years old, due to his more serious, low key nature. If there is another dog in the home, a meet and great would be a must as well, he is a little particular. He would love it if you came to the kennel to meet him, he sure would like to find a home again and a family to love him.

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Pet of the Month:

Meatball - Adoptable dog from Animal Welfare Society Meatball

Meatball is a handsome 1 1/2 year old Staffordshire Bully mix. He is super sweet, friendly and playful. You may recognize this handsome hunk from recent popular posts on social media! Meatball was a stray in Royal Oak Township and was picked up by Michigan State Police. They loved him so much he got to ride in the police car all day. Meatball did his stray hold at Oakland County Animal Control, where he was temperament tested and fully vetted. Now he is with us and looking for his forever home! Meatball is a friendly and loving hunk! He is also very strong. Meatball seems to be good with other dogs but NOT cats. Of course a meet and greet will be done with any other dog in the home. A securely fenced yard and no young children, please.
Meatball has been vet checked, dewormed, heartworm tested negative, fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. ADOPTION FEE $200.

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Pet of the Month:

Dusty - Adoptable cat from Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Dusty

Dressed in a handsome shade of grey with just a splash of white and emerald green eyes Dusty has a timid sweetness that will fit perfectly into a calm and loving fur-ever home.

Local Shelters

Humane Society of Huron Valley

3100 Cherry Hill Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105



Michigan Animal Rescue League

790 Featherstone
Pontiac MI, 48342




The Michigan Animal Rescue League believes that every animal deserves the highest quality of life. Each and every animal that comes through our door is given unconditional love and regard in the form of physical care, socialization and the day to day joys that an animal would receive in a home.


We do not euthanize our animals except when injury, disease or temperament make other options impossible. They have been around since 1953.


Animal Shelter


Adoptable Animals and Fees:

Dogs - ~$200

Cats - ~$100

K9 Stray Rescue League

2120 Metamora Rd.

Oxford, MI 48371
(248) 628-0435


K-9 Stray Rescue League is a state and federally licensed non-profit group formed in 1990 primarily to save dogs on the euthanasia list at local animal shelters. Most of the dogs at county and local shelters are there through no fault of their own. All they need is a loving, understanding, and responsible new home. We strongly encourage you to give these dogs a "New Leash on Life" by adopting from a local or county shelter, a humane society, or an organization like ours.


Dog Shelter only


Adoption fees are $125-$225

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan

27796 John R
Madison Heights, MI 48071



A no-kill shelter whose mission is to find homes for as many adoptable animals as humanly possible. To educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering to help control the pet population. To put an end to the needless and senseless killing by shelters of healthy adoptable puppies, dogs, kittens and cats.


The Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan ("AWS") was formed in 1982 by a group of concerned veterinarians and individuals who were alarmed at the rate of euthanasia performed on healthy and social cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. The goal of the organization is to secure homes for as many rescued animals as possible.  In the past 30 years, AWS has found homes for over 20,000 "unwanted" felines and canines. These puppies, kittens, dogs and cats are rescued from various pounds throughout Michigan and Ohio, some are strays, and some are owner surrenders.


Animal Shelter and Fosters Pets


Adoptable Animals and Fees:

Cats: $65-$85

Dogs: $125-$350

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue

51299 Arkona Rd.

Belleville, MI 48111


**Please call to make an appointment**


FMAR is a non-profit 501(c) 3 rescue for dogs and cats that started in April 2003 with the help of great volunteers and supporters. FMAR's Goal Is To Match The Right Pet To The Right Family.


Animal Shelter


Adoptable Animals and Fees:

Cats: $80

Dogs: $150-$175

Barn Sanctuary

20179 McKernan Rd.

Chelsea, MI 48118



Barn Sanctuary is a hands-on animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for farm animal refugees. This includes any animals that have been abused, abandoned, sentenced to death or are victims of natural disasters. We educate the public about the horrific treatment of animals raised and slaughtered by modern day farm factories, and the positive impact that a plant-based diet can have on the environment and our health.


Farm Animal Sanctuary only - Not available for adoption 

But would love your donation!


PO Box 222

Manchester, MI 48158



SASHA Farm is the midwest's largest farm animal sanctuary. At our shelter, not only do we provide food and water, veterinary care and a roof over their heads, we also give the animal residents affection, social interaction with others of their own species, and a sense of security.


Farm Animal Sanctuary only - Not available for adoption 

But would love your donation!


Rescue Resources

Lists of Shelters and Rescues in Michigan:


Rescue Shelter (part of Rescue Me!) - This is the largest listing

nOkill Network

Pet Guardian Angels of America

Other resources:

  • Rescue Me! Mission:  Stop the needless euthanasia of millions of animals each year by helping more people adopt purebred & mixed animals from individuals, families, shelters and rescue groups needing to place them in an emergency.
  • Adopt a Pet. Adopt the perfect pet from more than 16,000 animal shelters and rescues!
  • Petfinder. Home of 301,712 adoptable pets from 13,153 adoption groups.
  • Guardians for Animals. Their mission is dedicated to helping rescues and sanctuaries save the lives of abused, neglected and homeless animals. Last year GFA helped rescues to save over 3,300 death row shelter animals.
  • 4 Paws 1 Heart. Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats & dogs by paying for needed medical treatment and assisting with the permanent placement of these animals through our partnerships with local rescue groups.
  • Michigan Humane Society
  • The Humane Society of the United States
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