Michigan Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Michigan dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Michigan pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.

Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Michigan Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Arbor Mi 48108 Birds Parrot Feathered Friends Rescue E-mail: ffom@me.com Yes
Flint Birds Large Birds and Parrots Singing Companions Large Bird Rescue
Lapeer MI 48446 Birds Parrots Bairds’ Nest Yes
Monroe County, Michigan (48192) Birds Birds and Exotics M.C Bird and Exotics Rescue/Sanctuary Yes
Syracuse, IN 46567 (serves Michigan) Birds Large species parrots and macaws Indiana Large Bird Rescue Yes
Cats Only
Royal Oak MI 48073 Cats All The Cat Connection Yes
Cats and Dogs
Allen Park, MI 48101 Cats and Dogs All Shelter to Home
Ann Arbor MI 48104 Cats and Dogs All All Paws Animal Rescue Yes
Bay City, MI 48706 Cats and Dogs All Katy Bishop’s Animal Friends
Bay City, MI 48706 Cats and Dogs All Few Steps From Home Yes
Columbiaville, MI 48421 Cats and Dogs All Paradise Animal Rescue
Fenton, MI 48430 Cats and Dogs All Adopt A Pet Yes
Hamilton, MI 49417 Cats and Dogs All A New Start On Life
Holland, MI 49424 Cats and Dogs All Headin’ Home Pet Rescue Inc
Howell, MI  48843 Cats and Dogs All Livingston County Animal Control
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49001 Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue Project Yes
Kalamazoo, MI 49003 Cats and Dogs All Kalamazoo Animal Rescue Yes
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 Cats and Dogs All Animal Services & Enforcement
Lake Odessa, MI 48849 Cats and Dogs All Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary Yes
Lansing MI, 48908 Cats and Dogs All Animal Placement Bureau Yes
Menominee, MI, 49858 Cats and Dogs All Menominee Animal Shelter, Inc. Yes
Michigan Cats and Dogs All Michigan Humane Society
Newaygo, MI 49337 Cats and Dogs All Lake Haven Rescue
Morley MI 49336 Cats and Dogs All Michigan Friends Rescue Shelter Yes
Ortonville, MI 48462 Cats and Dogs All Resq4paws
Paw Paw, MI 49079 Cats and Dogs All Adopt A Friend for Life of SW Michigan
Pontiac MI 48342 Cats and Dogs All Michigan Animal Rescue League Yes
Portage, MI 49081 Cats and Dogs All SPCA of Southwest Michigan
Redford, MI 48240 Cats and Dogs All Healthy Pets Alive Yes
Richland, MI 49083 Cats and Dogs All Richland Animal Rescue and Equine Shelter
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Cats and Dogs All Animal Aid Foundation Yes
Roseville, MI 48066 Cats and Dogs All Michigan Animal Adoption Network Yes
Saginaw, Michigan 48604 Cats and Dogs All Amazing Grace Animal Rescue Yes
Shelby Township 48315 Cats and Dogs All Michigan Animal Crew Yes
Southfield, MI 48034 Cats and Dogs All Almost Home Animal Rescue League Yes
Southwest Michigan Cats and Dogs All Adopt a Friend for Life of SW Michigan
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Cats and Dogs All Happy Tails K-9 and Feline Yes
Swartz Creek, MI 48473 (Flint) Cats and Dogs All Last Chance Rescue – Flint
Walker, MI 49534 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Kent County
West Bloomfield Cats and Dogs All Almost Home Animal Rescue League
West Olive, MI 49460 Cats and Dogs All Harbor Humane Society
Wyandotte, MI 48192 Cats and Dogs All WAG Animal Rescue Yes
Dogs Any Breed
Coldwater, MI 49036 Dogs All Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan
Holly MI Dogs All Roofs for Woofs Yes
Otsego, MI 49078 Dogs All (may have some cats) Pet Resource Network Inc.
Riverview, MI 48134 Dogs Chained C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc Yes
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Dogs All-Pit Bull Friendly Detroit Dog Rescue Rescue Yes
Oxford, MI 48371 Dogs Shelter Dogs K9 Stray Rescue League
Dogs By Breed
Michigan Dogs Australian Shepherds Aussie Rescue Midwest (click on State)
Michigan Dogs Australian Shepherd Aussie Rescue in Michigan
Michigan Dogs Basset Hound Michigan Basset Hound Rescue
Great Lakes region Dogs Border Collie Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue Lists
Midwest Dogs Boston Terrier Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
Michigan (various locations) Dogs Bouvier Second Chance Bouvier Rescue
Mid-Michigan Dogs Boxer Mid Michigan Boxer Rescue
Michigan Dogs Chesapeake Bay Retriever Michigan Chesapeake Bay Retriever Rescue
Michigan Dogs Cocker Spaniel Mid-Michigan Cocker Rescue
Michigan Dogs Coonhounds Michigan Coonhound Rescue
Michigan Dogs German Shorthaired Pointer Michigan German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Yes
Michigan Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Retriever Rescue of Michigan 248-988-0154
Michigan Dogs Gordon Setter NODROG Rescue of Michigan
Plymouth MI 48170 Dogs Great Dane Great Dane Rescue, Inc.
Coopersville, MI 49404 Dogs Greyhound Compassion for Greyhounds
East Michigan Dogs Greyhound Greyhounds of Eastern Michigan
Michigan Dogs Greyhound GreyHeart Greyhound Rescue of Michigan
Michigan Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Pets of America-Michigan
West Michigan Dogs Greyhound Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan
Michigan Dogs Italian Greyhound Midwest Italian Greyhound Rescue
Royal Oak, MI 48068 Dogs Japanese Chin Shih Tzu and Japanese Chin Rescue
Michigan Dogs Labrador Retriever Michigan Purebreed Lab Rescue INC. (PLR)
Michigan Dogs Mastiff Midwest Mastiff Fanciers
Michigan Dogs Mastiff Dundee K-9 Rescue
Michigan Dogs Miniature Pinscher Southern Star MinPin Rescue
Michigan Dogs Miniature Schnauzer Great Lakes Mini Schnauzer Rescue
Michigan Dogs Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnauzer Club of Michigan
Michigan Dogs Norfolk Terrier Contact: Martha Seaman, Phone: 313-647-1603
Detroit Dogs Pit Bulls FAcebook: Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue
Bay City, MI 48706 Dogs Pit Bulls Few Steps From Home Yes
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Dogs Pit Bull Detroit Dog Rescue Rescue Yes
Michigan Dogs Plott Hound Michigan Coonhound Rescue
Michigan Dogs Pug Michigan Pug Rescue
Michigan Dogs Pug Pug Rescue Network
Lansing, Michigan 48901 Dogs Rat Terrier New Rattitude
Michigan Dogs Rottweiler The Safe Haven
Mid-Michigan Dogs Rottweiler Mid-Michigan Rottweiler Rescue
Michigan Dogs Samoyed Wonderland Samoyed Safe Haven
Michigan Dogs Samoyed Michigan Samoyed Rescue
Mid-Michigan Dogs Samoyed Samoyed Assistance Organization of Michigan
Southern Michigan Dogs Schipperke Southern Michigan Schipperke Rescue
Midwest Dogs Shiba Inu Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue
Royal Oak, MI 48068 Dogs Japanese Chin Shih Tzu and Japanese Chin Rescue
Michigan Dogs Shih Tzu Peke A Tzu Rescue
Minnesota Dogs Siberian Husky Adopt a Husky
Southeastern Michigan Dogs West Highland White Terrier Westie Rescue-Southeastern Michigan
Michigan Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Michigan Yorkshire Terrier Rescue
Other Animals
Metro Detroit Ferrets All More Ferrets Yes
Paw Paw, MI 49079 Farm All Reds Domestic and Farm Animal Rescue
Michigan Ferrets All Mkaresq
Toldeo Pigs Domestic PigHoppers
Eastern Michigan Rabbits Domestic Michigan Rabbit Rescue, Birmingham, MI 48012, (586) 447-2260
Clinton Rabbits Domestic PigHoppers