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Animal Control


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.


Adoption FAQ

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
- Microchip
- Flea prevention

*Dog license fee is NOT included in the adoption. 



Apply HERE to adopt!





Join us at Macomb County Animal Control on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 am till 2 pm for the BISSELL Empty the Shelter Adoption Event. Adoption fees on select animals are sponsored or reduced to $25 (plus a $10 license for dogs/puppies).

There will be small breed dogs, medium and large dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption during this event. However, not all fees for every animal will be sponsored by BISSELL. Adoption fees will be marked appropriately for each animal.

Adoption applications can be completed HERE. Pre-Approved adopters will be granted VIP access 1 HOUR earlier (at 9 am). Pre-Approved applications are being accepted through 10/10/19.

  • 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.

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
(586) 469-5115

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
(248) 391-4100

Michigan Humane Society (3 Branches)

North Shelter
3600 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills, MI
(248) 852-7420

Central Shelter
7401 Chrysler Dr, Detroit, MI
(313) 872-3400

West Shelter
37255 Marquette, Detroit, MI
(313) 721-7300

Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society

13569 Joseph Campau, Detroit, MI, 48212
(313) 891-7188

Detroit Animal Control

3511 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI, 48212
(313) 224-7132

St. Clair County Animal Control

3378 Griswald, Port Huron, MI, 48060
(810) 984-3155

Harper Woods Animal Clinic

15612 Harper, Harper Woods, MI, 48225
(313) 882-0505

Grosse Pointe Animal Clinic

15135 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park, MI
(313) 822-5707

Berkley-Lathrup Village

2395 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI, 48072
(248) 541 900

Beverly Hills Vet Clinic Board For: Franklin, Bingham Farms and Southfield

(248) 540-3420


425 N. Main, Clawson, MI, 48017
(248) 435-4500


111 E. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI, 48030
(248) 588-1203

Madison Heights

300 W. 13 Mile Rd, Madison Hts., MI, 48071
(248) 588-1203


25503 Clara Ln, Southfield, MI, 48076
(248) 354-4870

Lapeer Animal Control

(810) 667-0236

Livingston Animal Shelter

(517) 546-2154

Sanilac County

(810) 648-4831

Other Animal Adoption Websites

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