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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:

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

Do you like to work hard and play hard? What a coincidence, so does Sousa! This clever girl has been a superstar with her training exercises, so she would love someone who can give her mentally-challenging activities! She also craves physical activity and enjoying the great outdoors. Finally, when she's not learning or burning off energy, Sousa can't wait to cuddle up with you on the sofa. Come meet her today!
Sousa 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 Sousa today!

K9 Stray Rescue League Pet of the Month:

Monty - Adoptable dog from K9 Stray Rescue League Monty

Monty has been generously sponsored by a wonderful family, so his adoption fee is reduced by $75.00!


Monty, a Yellow Labrador Retriever mix, has a goofy, bull in a china shop type personality! He needs leadership and an experienced adopter who understands how to instill limits and leadership. He absolutely loves toys and knows sit, shake and down, he does them so fast it makes the volunteers laugh. He definitely has a puppy like playful personality and
he is also wonderful on his leash. He wants to please you so much, he really looks for and responds well to leadership. Monty does need to go to an adult only home. If you come to the kennel to meet him, please don't be put off by his insecurities behind the fence, he turns into a happy wiggle butt when you take him out of the pen and he is so loving.

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Pet of the Month:

Luke - Adoptable dog from Animal Welfare Society Luke

1-16-19 UPDATE: Luke really needs to get out of the shelter. It is not a good place for him. He would do fabulous on a farm. If you have a farm, please consider adopting Luke!!

Luke is a gorgeous 2-1/2 year old Anatolian Shepherd. He was treated very poorly by his last owner and is particular on who he likes. He can have an attitude, especially when it’s time to come inside! He will sit and not move. He can be very stubborn! He has shown bad behavior, but it’s not consistent or with every person. Luke is good with other dogs, neutered, fully vaccinated and heartworm negative. He must go to a home with an experienced large breed dog owner, who will give him the attention, training and regular grooming he deserves. No younger children and a fenced yard is required. If you are interested in Luke, please submit an application via email, fax or visit the shelter. The application can be found on our website ADOPTION FEE $200.

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Pet of the Month:

Sophie - Adoptable cat from Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Sophie

Sophie's an older kitty girl with a lovable grumpy granny charm that stands her apart from the other cats here. She's not the biggest cuddle-bug or attention hog but she also doesn't shy away from attention and yummy treats when offered her way. Sophie is past all the goofy, playful stuff and mostly enjoys quiet naps and snacking except when she gets a chance to chase after laser beams then there's no holding her back. She definitely knows how to keep her life under control and would love to share her kitty guidance on how to run your household. Her best bits of advice are never put up with any craziness, perfect a stern, no-nonsense look and always keep them guessing about what is on your mind. Her mostly dark tiger coat is speckled with lighter colors and her unique grumpy granny face fits her personality perfectly. Sophie would love a quiet household without kids where she can have her own granny cat bed and a bit of love to enjoy and share. 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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