Adoptable dogs in Metro Detroit and the organizations that make it possible


The Oakland County Animal Shelter recently hosted an adoption special that significantly reduced adoption fees to help address the shelter’s overcrowding. A shelter that normally houses 100 dogs had over 166 dogs prior to this early June adoption special. Below I’ve compiled a list of a few adoptable dogs (randomly chosen to be featured) from various facilities in Metro Detroit, along with some information about each location.

Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit

A non-profit organization in Dearborn dedicated to rescuing, protecting and adopting pets in need. Most of her adoptable dogs can be found at her new MaryAnn Wright Animal Adoption and Education Center in Dearborn. After completing the adoption questionnaire, an adoption specialist will call and go through the application with you. If approved, you will meet the puppy and if all goes well, the adoption can go ahead. You will find many cute faces on their site, from puppies to adults, designer breeds and mixed breeds, there is something for you. Here are some of the dogs currently available from Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit:



Male, 5 years 3 months, mixed breed, 86 lbs (Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit)


Female, 3 years 2 months, mixed breed, 51 lbs (Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit)

Mrs. Brownie

Female, 9 years 1 month, mixed breed, 59 lbs (Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit)


Female, 3 years 5 months, mixed breed, 54 lbs (Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit)


Female, 3 years 6 months, mixed breed, 55 lbs (Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit)

Detroit Dog Rescue

Detroit Dog Rescue was formed in 2011 after Detroit refused to provide access to a television series that would have documented the lives of stray dogs trying to survive in a deserted urban environment. This nonprofit organization focuses on raising awareness of Detroit’s growing epidemic of homeless people and stray dogs and advocating humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill shelters, foster families and adoptions. Detroit Dog Rescue is helping between 80 and 120 dogs at any one time. After a thorough application and interview process, you could be the forever home for any of these cuties. Here are some of the dogs currently available for adoption at Detroit Dog Rescue:


Male, 55 pounds, estimated date of birth 2021 (Detroit Dog Rescue)


Female, estimated date of birth: 2018, German Shepherd, 80 lbs (Detroit Dog Rescue)


Male, estimated date of birth: 2019, pit mix, 65 lbs (Stephanie Rhoades Hume)


Female, estimated date of birth: 2020, pit mix, 38 lbs (Detroit Dog Rescue)


Female Estimated Date of Birth: 2019, Dogo Argentino, 85 lbs (Stephanie Rhoades Hume)

Animal Shelter Oakland County

A facility that provides shelter and medical care to more than 4,000 animals. It has the best savings rate in Michigan among public shelters whose revenues match their numbers. This shelter is also responsible for the complete animal control service in 45 communities in Oakland County. They strive to improve the center’s rescue and adoption rates by educating Oakland County citizens and working with local rescue organizations to bring more animals into loving homes. Here are some of the dogs currently listed on their adoptable page:



Male, 5 years 6 months, Labrador Retriever (Oakland County Animal Shelter)


Male, 3 years old, English bulldog mix, 68.5 lbs (Oakland County Animal Shelter)


Male, 1 year 2 months, Boxer and Shar Pei mix, 67 lbs (Oakland County Animal Shelter)


Male, 3 years 4 months, Pharaoh Hound Mix, 50 lbs (Oakland County Animal Shelter)


Male, 2 years 3 months, Siberian Husky Mix, 54 lbs (Oakland County Animal Shelter)

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