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Our Featured Dearborn, MI Partner:

Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

2661 Greenfield
Dearborn, MI 48120
(313) 943-2697
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Website:
http://www.dearbornanimals.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield, Dearborn, Mich. 48120. Phone: 313-943-2697. Fax: 313-943-2262. Shelter hours:10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.;11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. Most of our adoptable animals are posted on our website. We also have a calendar of off-site adoptions on our website, http://www.dearbornanimals.org.

About Our Shelter:

We are a not-for-profit group with a few paid staff members and many volunteers.We manage the animal shelter for the city of Dearborn. Our mission is to provide loving care and sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and reunions, and promote respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals.

Come Meet our Pets:

The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield, Dearborn, Mich. 48120. Phone: 313-943-2697. Fax: 313-943-2262. Shelter hours:10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.;11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. Most of our adoptable animals are posted on our website.We also have a calendar of off-site adoptions on our website, http://www.dearbornanimals.org.

Our Adoption Process:

All potential adopters must fill out an adoption application. The screening process generally takes 24-48 hours.

Adoption fees are as follows: (Check our website, dearbornanimals.org, for occasional adoption fee specials.)

CATS 6 months and older: $25. Includes spay/neuter, vaccines, fecal test, microchip ID, travel box/kitty comforter and kitty care information.

KITTENS younger than 6 months: $55. Includes spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccines, fecal test, microchip ID, travel box/kitty comforter and kitty care information.

SENIOR CATS 8 years and older: $20. Includes spay/neuter, vaccines, fecal test, microchip ID, travel box/kitty comforter and kitty care information.

Optional (recommended) combo FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) / FLV (feline leukemia) test (12 weeks and older) is an additional $20.

PUPPIES (under 4 months) and LAP DOGS (under 20 lbs.): $230. Includes spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccines, fecal test and microchip.

DOGS 4-8 months: $195. Includes age-appropriate vaccines, spay/neuter, fecal test, heartworm test (if at least 6 months old) and microchip.

DOGS over 8 months: $140. Includes age-appropriate vaccines, spay/neuter, fecal test, heartworm test and microchip.

GOLDEN YEARS DOGS -- medium/large over 8 years, or small (under 20 lbs) over 10 years: $100. Includes same as above.

LUV-A-BULLZ DOGS -- Dogs that need exceptional placement (includes the bully breeds, such as American bulldogs and pit bull terriers): $100. A six-week training class is included.

All dogs' behavior is assessed by a certified dog trainer before they are made available for adoption.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.