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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:

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

Is your life a little lack luster? Does everything seem grey and cloudy? Could you use some sparkle? Then meet Diamond! This sweet lady has a shining personality and wants nothing more than to show you for herself. She's been through a lot in her short life and can be a little nervous in new situations and with new people but if you give her some gentle attention and chin scratches she'll open right up and show you how wonderful she is! She wants to be the baby of the family so would like a home without kids under 5. If you're looking for a sweet, gentle, affectionate dog then come meet Diamond today!

K9 Stray Rescue League Pet of the Month:

Winston - Adoptable dog from K9 Stray Rescue League Winston

Winston is a 5 1/2 month old, 20 pound cutie pie! He is such a fun little boy, full of mischief and lots of love! He is all puppy though- curious, playful, entertaining, and a lot of work. Winston is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the love and guidance he needs. Puppies require and deserve a lot of time and energy, but we will repay our families with a life time of unconditional love and happiness. We are looking for families to make a best friend for life! Winston would also love a fenced in yard to romp, play and to be safe. Winston is a Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund mix. Please come to the kennel to meet this loving little boy.

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Pet of the Month:

Roosevelt & Teddy - Adoptable dogs from Animal Welfare Society Roosevelt & Teddy

Roosevelt (on the left) and Teddy (on the right) are adorable 9 month old Shepherd mix puppies. They are 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. We recommend no small children as these boys are high energy and don't realize how big they are. They have been vet checked, dewormed, neutered and received age appropriate vaccines. ADOPTION FEE $225
There is the option to adopt the brothers together for $400

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Pet of the Month:

BooBoo Buddy - Adoptable cat from Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue BooBoo Buddy

BooBoo Buddy got part of his name from arriving at the shelter with several injuries and the other part from being such a friendly kitty. Aside from a few permanent changes to his figure like a stubby tail he's otherwise healed up nicely and now promises to be your kitty Band-Aid through all of life's boo boos. He's a very social guy with a big personality that will make great company when you are in need of comfort. He's a bit playful and feisty at times but it's all part of his big charming personality. BooBoo Buddy does ok will the other cats here as long as they give him his space. He might be too much personality for small children but otherwise should be fine in most home settings. Come in today to meet BooBoo Buddy, he's neutered, 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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