Macomb County Animal Control hosts onsite adoptions during regular business hours. We house a wide variety of adoptable pets seeking loving furever homes.
Animals available for adoption can be viewed anytime on our Peftinder site. If you are considering adopting, it is important to meet a new pet in person. Our facility offers a special room that allows families to spend time bonding with a pet they are interested in adopting.
Applications can be submitted online by using our Adoption Application Form. Completion of this application does NOT guarantee adoption.
What are the adoption requirements?
- Adopters must be 18 years or older
- Completed and approved Adoption Application
- Drivers License or State ID
- Rental Agreement with Pet Addendum (for those that do not own their home)
- All adults in the home must be in agreement with the adoption
- Children in the home must be present for the meet-n-greet
- Current dog(s) in the home are required for a dog-to-dog meet-n-greet
How much are the adoption fees?
Adoption fees vary based on breed, age and size. We reserve the right to adjust adoption fees on our animals per our discretion. Each pet profile listed on our PetFinder page will specify individual adoption fees.
- Dogs and Puppy adoption fees typically range from $50 - $250.
- Cats and Kitten adoption fees typically range from $25 - $77.
What is included in the adoption fee?
Adoption fees cover:
- Vaccines (DHLPP, Bordatella and Rabies)
- Heartworm test and prevention (dogs/puppies)
- FeLV/FIV test (cats/kittens)
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Flea prevention
*Dog license fee is NOT included in the adoption.
Join us at Macomb County Animal Control on Friday, December 13th, from 10 am till 5 pm, and Saturday, December 14th, from 10 am till 2 pm for the Home FUR the Holidays Adoption Event. Adoption fees will be reduced for all of our adoptable shelter pets!
- The minimum adoption age is 18, so those who live with their parents will need their parents present to finalize the adoption.
- If you do not own your home, it is required that you bring proof of your rental/lease agreement with the pet addendum in order to finalize the adoption.
- We want to make the perfect match for your family, therefore we request that ALL family members in home, including children and dog(s) be present at the time of adoption. Please keep your dog(s) RESTRAINED/CONFINED outside of the adoption area until you are ready to meet the dog you are interested in, at which time a staff member will assist with proper introduction.
Macomb County Animal Control staff will be verifying proper vaccine and preventative care history on owned pets, as well as ensuring proper licensing laws have been followed for those applying to adopt. We want what is best for our shelter pets!
All of the animals available for adoption are spayed/neutered, current on age/species appropriate vaccines, provided with prevention and microchipped. Dog license fees are not included in the adoption fee but are required for all Macomb County residents.
We do NOT hold dogs. If you do not come prepared to adopt we cannot reserve a dog for a later time.
Area Animal Shelters / Humane Societies
Macomb County Animal Shelter
21417 Dunham Rd, Clinton Township, MI, 48036
Humane Society of Macomb
11350 22 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI, 48317
Shelter: (586) 731-9210
Clinic: (586) 739-6870
Oakland County Animal Shelter
1700 Brown Rd, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
Michigan Humane Society (3 Branches)
3600 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills, MI
7401 Chrysler Dr, Detroit, MI
37255 Marquette, Detroit, MI
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society
13569 Joseph Campau, Detroit, MI, 48212
Detroit Animal Control
3511 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI, 48212
St. Clair County Animal Control
3378 Griswald, Port Huron, MI, 48060
Harper Woods Animal Clinic
15612 Harper, Harper Woods, MI, 48225
Grosse Pointe Animal Clinic
15135 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park, MI
2395 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI, 48072
(248) 541 900
Beverly Hills Vet Clinic Board For: Franklin, Bingham Farms and Southfield
425 N. Main, Clawson, MI, 48017
111 E. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI, 48030
300 W. 13 Mile Rd, Madison Hts., MI, 48071
25503 Clara Ln, Southfield, MI, 48076
Lapeer Animal Control
Livingston Animal Shelter