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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:

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

Prank double-dog-dares you to try and resist his enormous smile! This super sweet boy is loving, outgoing, fun, entertaining and energetic! Prank loves to be active and would make an excellent adventure buddy! Prank also hopes that, between adventures, you have a quiet home where he can nap in a cozy corner and dream of chasing tennis balls. He does ask that he doesn't share his home with any children under 5 or any other dogs, but he does ask that you spoil him and gives him lots and lots of love! Don't miss out- come meet Prank today!

K9 Stray Rescue League Pet of the Month:

Addie - Adoptable dog from K9 Stray Rescue League Addie

Who can resist that face, just look how cute Addie is! She weighs 38 pounds and is full of fun. She is also connecting and craves affection, but does seem a little insecure and could do with a little work on socialization. Addie also walks so wonderfully on a leash, you could stroll all day, she is just a dream. She does need to go to a home where any children are at least 13 years old though due to some mild food bowl guarding, her adopters will need to continue to work on this with her. She needs an adopter who can set limits and be a leader as well. Addie would love it if you came to the kennel to meet her.

Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Pet of the Month:

Romeo - Adoptable dog from Animal Welfare Society Romeo

Romeo is a 2-year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He was running loose in Romeo for several months before being caught. His owner was never found. Romeo would do best in an adult only home. He tends to bond closely with one person. A fenced yard is required. Romeo has been vet checked, heartworm tested negative, fully vaccinated and neutered. ADOPTION FEE $225.

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Pet of the Month:

Porsha - Adoptable cat from Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Porsha

Petite, pretty and playful, Porsha's got it all! She might be a little reserved until she gets to know you but afterwards she loves seeking out pets and playtime. Her likes include chasing after fun toys, hunting laser beam lights, cat napping in warm spots and gobbling up yummy food. Her dislikes include too much noise, not getting pets when she wants them and finding her food dish empty. Porsha is fairly laid-back and will prefer a fur-ever home without a lot of crazy activity or busy kids. She would also like you to know that she keeps her mostly black coat shiny and healthy and won't need much grooming help aside from a good brushing once in awhile. There's no reason pretty Porsha won't make a "purr-fect" furry companion in the right home so call today to come meet her. 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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