About Us


"Our mission is to provide a temporary safe haven for our animals until we find them permanent homes."


There are thousands of homeless animals in Oakland County, who spend days without food, water, or shelter. Our shelter is utlized for those animals to be provided with vet care, love, and nutrition to match them with their forever homes. A major reason for animals being homeless is a direct result in lack of spaying/neutering pets to prevent the growing problem of animal overpopulation. Licensing your pets is also a great way to ensure that they won't become homeless too if they should ever get lost.


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Volunteer: http://www.oakgov.com/petadoption/Pages/volunteer.aspx

Adopting A Friend

Kittens (under 4 months)  
Adoption Fee    $40.00- Waived
Vaccinations                 $15.00 - Waived
Sterilization Fee $50.00
Cat Registration $7.50
Total                           $57.50
Puppies (under 4 months)  
Adoption Fee    $47.00
Vaccinations $17.00
Sterilization Fee $50.00
Total  $114.00
Cats (4 months and over)  
Adoption Fee    $40.00 - Waived
Vaccinations $30.00 - Waived
Sterilization Fee $50.00
Cat Registration $7.50
Total  $57.50
Dogs (4 months and over)  
License Fee $7.50
Adoption Fee    $47.00
Vaccinations $32.00
Sterilization Fee $50.00
Total  $136.50


Note: It is the policy of this shelter that every dog over 4 months of age being adopted leave with an Oakland County Dog License.  Some cities, townships and counties will not honor this tag.  Please check with your local municipality within 30 days to ensure you are adhering to local laws and ordinances.


Spay/Neuter Your Pet! Our shelter currently offers low cost spay/neuter clinics to low income residents of Oakland County. The clinic provides vaccines and spaying/neutering for cats, and is $20 per cat. We do not have any clinics currently scheduled at this time.


Get Your Dog License! Having your dog licensed with Oakland County keeps them safe and protected. In order to obtain a license, your dog must be up to date on rabies vaccines. The license is our way of identifying the dog should it get lost, and being able to return them back to you! We offer 3 year licenses to thouse who qualify (must have a 3 year rabies vaccine that expires in 2015). Please renew or obtain your license today! You can do it online, through most local veterinarians, or come to our shelter.

Who We Are

C.A.T.S Program: C.A.T.S. (Companion Animals Touching Seniors) offer seniors the opportunity to foster a cat. The program lasts two months, in which we provide all the necessary supplies to care for the cat. When the forster period ends, the senior has the chance to adopt the cat. The only fee that are asked to cover is $7.50 for the license. If you are interested in this program, please contact Oakland Pet Adoption Center.


Pet Adoption Outreach Centers: The Oakland County Animal Shelter helps to boost adoptions witht the creation of satelite outreach centers. These centers will feature cats taken from the shelter and available for adoption at the satelite location.

  • Advanced Petcare of Oakland. 6378 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston, 248-620-2900
  • The Cat Practice. 875 S. Worth, Birmingham, 248-540-3390
  • Pet Supplies Plus. 6845 Highland Rd., White Lake, 248-889-4131
  • Pet Supplies Plus. 2057 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, 248-333-7545
  • Maxx's Grooming. 3044 Sashabaw Rd., Waterford, 248-673-9973
  • DePorre Veterinary Hospital. 4062 W. Maple Rd., Bloomfield Hills, 248-646-1169
  • Animal Medical Center of Troy. 994 W. South Blvd., Rochester Hills, 248-852-9800
  • Auburn Animal Hospital. 1619 E. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills, 248-852-6666


Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic: The Oakland Pet Adoption Center, along with the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, is offering spay/neuter clinics for low income Oakland County residents in our service area for healthy, social cats between the ages of 12 weeks and eight years. Along with the sterilization, each cat receives rabies and distemper vaccinations to help prevent the spread of disease in our communities. They are also treated for ear mites, if needed, and sent home with de-worming medication. This program, along with educating the citizens of Oakland County about responsible pet ownership, is necessary to reduce the overpopulation of kittns, which leads to crowded shelters and increased spread of disease. To date, over 3,000 cats have been spayed/neutered!


Teacher's Pet (Dogs and Kids Learning Together): Oakland Pet Adoption Center with Teacher's Pet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to pair hard-to-adopt dogs with at-risk youth for a 10-week training session. The student trainers work with the dogs on basic obedience commands in order to make them more adoptable into permanent, loving homes while the trainer themselves mature in a kind and compassionate manner. After the 10 weeks are up, the dogs are then available for adoption. The program works with youth from Kingsley Montgomery School in Waterford, Children's Village in Waterford, Crossroads for Youth in Oxford, and Mount Clemens Juvenile Justice Center.

Come Visit Us

Volunteer At Our Shelter! We are always looking for new friendly faces to help out with various tasks at the shleter! If you're looking to help out, please visit our volunteer page. You may also e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at berres-wainioj@oakgov.com.


Donations! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so we are always in need and so grateful for donations! If you would like to make a monetary donation visit our website, mail it in,or come into the shelter!


Items That We Always Need: Blankets, towels, dry food, wet food, carpet, crates, toys, treats, litter, and litter boxes.

Contact Oakland Pet Adoption Center


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