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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:

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

Skippy will prance his way straight into your heart! This bouncy gentleman has quite a bit of pep left in his step, and is looking to trample any age biases you may have! This sweet boy would do well in a more active home, where he can fully enjoy his zest for life and the outdoors. Skippy would also prefer not to live with young children, due to his size and energy level. He does have some extra medical needs, which is not uncommon for a dog of his age (13 years, 9 months). Please e-mail or call 734.662.5585 to learn more about Skippy!

K9 Stray Rescue League Pet of the Month:

St. Riley - Adoptable dog from K9 Stray Rescue League St. Riley

St. Riley is quite the stunning young lady at 85 pounds. She is a big sweetie bear as well. St. Riley is also very connecting, well-mannered and seems to have a gentle temperament. Her adopter must have large dog experience though, St. Riley does know her size and she will need expert leadership and structure. She must also have some type of a solid, tall fence as she can jump a 4 foot fence and tends to like to get out of enclosed areas. She can be the only dog in the home as well. If you love and know the breed, please come to the kennel and meet this sweet girl, she really is magnificent.

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Pet of the Month:

Gidget & Alfie - Adoptable dogs from Animal Welfare Society Gidget & Alfie

Gidget and Alfie are beautiful 2 year old Beagles. They are super sweet but still a little shy. They need a calmer family that will be patient with them while they gain their confidence. It would be great if they could go home together, but it is not necessary. They have been vet checked, dewormed, heartworm tested negative, fully vaccinated and spayed. ADOPTION FEE $250


***Gidget is the one on the right. Her brother Alfie is on the left.***

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Pet of the Month:

Calley - Adoptable cat from Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Calley

Calico Calley is eager to find her fur-ever home. After being a patient, loving mom to four sweet kittens, she's ready to hang up the mom apron and live a kitten free life with a loving family. Calley will enhance any home environment with her sweet, loving and at times slightly sassy personality. She's still very young herself and can't wait to finally have a place of her own to play, nap, dine and get affection in. She was initially reactive to the other cats here but seems to have calmed down except if someone gets all up in her space. Calley would probably prefer to be a single cat but may accept a feline friend with a calmer personality. Her beautiful apricot, white and black coat is velvety soft and her sea green eyes sparkle with the promise of love. Call soon to meet Calley, we have no doubt this sweet catch won't be with us long. She's already spayed, vaccinated, tested neg. for FeLuk/FIV and micro-chipped so call Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue at 734 461-9458 or visit our website for more information.

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

All Paws

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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