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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:

Bitsy - Adoptable cat from the Humane Society of Huron Valley Bitsy

Itsy Bitsy cuddles are the best cuddles! Don't believe us? Come see for yourself, this sweet gentle girl is looking for a family that will take it slow and show her the world isn't so scary after all. After some gentle loving and sweet talking those Bitsy cuddles are all yours. Come in and meet her today! Bitsy is a six year old female Siamese mix.

K9 Stray Rescue League Pet of the Month:

Dottie - Adoptable dog from K9 Stray Rescue League Dottie

Hi there, I'm Dottie! I am a young adult Bull Terrier/Lab mix girl. I am just ready to have someone give me the love I deserve. I am such a happy and friendly girl! I will also need a meet and greet with any potential canine siblings. I am overflowing with personality. Please come and meet me!

Her personality: Sweet, affectionate and connecting. A little unsure of herself at times, but leadership promoting confidence building will continue to do the trick. Faithful, good on a leash, good with grooming - bathing and brushing

Things she enjoys: Cuddling on a lap and hanging out with her humans, walks, loves to ride in cars and is excellent, play with fellow canines - sometimes has an “all in” approach that not all dogs will take to, but does a great job at adjusting to their style of play.

Things she’s been working on while at K9: Confidence building through handler, leadership, sit and stay commands, socialization with fellow canines.

A good match for her: Because of her sometimes seen shyness, a home without children.
An active outdoor lifestyle, but also a family that likes quiet, cuddle time with a dog, and
a canine sibling that likes to play.

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Pet of the Month:

Fievel - Adoptable cat from Animal Welfare Society Fievel

Fievel is a handsome 1-year old boy. He is on the shy side and is very bonded with his brother Wylie, who is also on our site. He will need a quiet home with a patient owner. It would be best if they could be adopted together. Fievel has been vet checked, FELV/FIV tested negative, dewormed, fully vaccinated and neutered. ADOPTION FEE $85.

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Pet of the Month:

Shadow - Adoptable dog from Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Shadow

Are you wishing for more energy than give yourself the gift of Shadow! She's a 3 year and 5 month old Chocolate Lab mix with a ton of happy energy to share. Shadow will show you how to get excited about life by sharing her love and eagerness for everything she does. Her energy is high and excited outside as she explores on walks or playtime but does mellow inside to a level suited for indoor fun. She has a carefree and lively personality ready to make friends and be the life of the party where ever she goes. She has also shown us she's ready to learn by doing well in training classes especially if food is involved. Shadow will make a good family addition and should do great with kids and in an active household. She does go after cats outside and may not make a good kitty friend but then again she might relax with more exposure and a patient kitty. Her chocolate brown coat is shiny and silky soft and when she pleads with her pretty brown eyes for some fun you will be unable to resist. Give yourself the gift that will just keep giving by meeting Shadow. She's spayed, vaccinated 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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