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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:

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

Look into those stunning eyes! Those silly ears! Those inquisitive forehead wrinkles! Kona is a textbook heart melter, excited to find her new home. She's a reliable snuggler and an enthusiastic toy demolisher. This sweet baby angel has had a rough go of it. She's hoping her next chapter bestows her with all the playtime, pets, and praise she desires. She is one happy girl who will keep you on your toes with lots and lots of kisses and affection. She has a lot to offer you and we promise that if you give her time to adjust, she will melt your heart and make your home that much more happier. Kona may prefer to be the only dog in the home as she doesn't want to share snuggle time. A home with only adults who can need a best friend as much as she does will be perfect for Kona! Are you the special person who can give her the life she deserves? Come meet Kona today!

K9 Stray Rescue League Pet of the Month:

Slater - Adoptable dog from K9 Stray Rescue League Slater

Slater is really a handsome boy and weighs 36 pounds. Just look at his beautiful blue eyes, what a lady killer! He is super affectionate and really just wants to be in your lap. He is also outgoing with a goofy, silly personality and a total wiggle butt! As you can see from a couple of his pictures, he loves bath time too! Slater would really thrive with some structure and basic obedience though, especially with jumping, he has so much potential. He would love an active home too with a lot of playtime! He would like it if you came to meet him at the kennel, he has so much love to give and can't wait to find his family.

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Pet of the Month:

Skelly - Adoptable dog from Animal Welfare Society Skelly

Skelly is an adorable 12 week old bully terrier mix puppy. He is very friendly, playful and sweet. With all puppies, we highly recommend obedience training and lots of socialization to help them be the best dogs they can be. A fenced yard is preferred and required if you have children. Skelly has been vet checked, dewormed and received age appropriate vaccines. ADOPTION FEE $225, $50 of which is returned to you once you have him neutered, which is required by 4-6 months of age.

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Pet of the Month:

Reba - Adoptable cat from Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Reba

You're sure to get more than you would expect from little Ms. Reba. She's a petite tabby that packs a punch of personality into her tiny frame. She was trapped through our TNR program and being pregnant stayed to have four adorable babies soon after her arrival to the shelter. All her babies have been adopted and now Reba says it's her turn. Being young and quite small, Reba looks like a kitten herself and even plays like one too. She absolutely loves people and is very social, talkative and affectionate with you. She has no problem asking for pets and attention by following you around with meows until she gets some. However, she's quite the spitfire with other cats creating more havoc then her small size would suggest with her cat-mates here. She will definitely be happiest in an only cat household. Her pretty tiger striped coat is soft and cuddly and her eyes sparkle like beautiful green gems. Come meet Reba and take this precious kitty home today. She's spayed, vaccinated, tested neg. for FeLuk/FIV and micro-chipped. 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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