Precious Pets Adoption League

A Sterling Heights, MI 48312 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at Precious Pets Adoption League

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Female, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier


Male, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier

Mr. Chill

Male, Adult, Special Needs
Domestic Shorthair

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1 - 3 of 3 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Precious Pets Adoption League Serves

Precious Pets Adoption League does not have an actual shelter, but we are generally based in Macomb County, Michigan, and regularly hold adoption shows in Shelby Township [at the Shelby Township Petco].

We generally serve the Tri-county area--Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, but adopters don't have to live in one of those counties. We have rescued many dogs and cats from further away--for example, from animal controls in northern Michigan and Monroe County, and, even from other states.

In addition, we rescue many dogs from Puerto Rico. Residents use the term Sato to refer to mutts on the island. Satos are intelligent, sweet, good dogs, but in Puerto Rico, they often live in horrible conditions and have little chance of finding a good home.

Tremendous efforts are being made by various rescue organizations to create awareness of the situation and to save and rehabilitate as many of these poor souls as possible. We are working extensively with Huellitas de Esperanza de Salinas (Paws of Hope of Salinas), a Salinas, Puerto Rico based rescue, to rescue stray dogs off of the streets, get them to health, and fly them to Michigan to find them permanent loving homes.

Precious Pets Adoption League's Adoption Process

Meeting our animals:
People interested in one of our animals or who just want to see what cats and dogs we have available, are welcome to come to one of our adoption shows (we show mainly cats at the Shelby Township Petco on Saturdays and Sundays--see the Come Meet Our Pets section for more info.). If you are interested in a particular dog or cat, we recommend that you call us during the week to make sure that this animal will be at the show. We may also be able to arrange a private meeting between you and the animal's foster person on another day or time.

Adoption process:
People interested in adopting one of our animals are asked to fill out an adoption application. Applications may be filled out at the adoption show, or people may download an adoption application off of our website at: and fill it out in Word [or print it out, fill it in by hand, and scan it back in] and send it to us as an email attachment. We will review the application and decide whether the applicant is a good match for the dog or cat. If we approve the applicant to adopt, we have the applicant read and sign our adoption contract. We generally do 'same day adoptions'--adoption applications are reviewed on the spot and the adoption process is completed all at the same time.

Adoption fees:
Since we do not get a large amount of monetary donations, we depend on the adoption fees to cover veterinary and other costs. Adoption fees may vary from animal to animal depending on breed, costs incurred, etc. Note that in the case of kittens or puppies too young to be spayed, we will cover the cost of the spay at our vet after the adoption. The following are the adoption fees generally:

Kittens - $150
Cats - $100
Puppies - $400 - $500
Dogs - $250 - $500

About Precious Pets Adoption League

Precious Pets Adoption League is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to finding suitable homes for companion animals. We rescue and place animals of all ages. We are unpaid volunteers. Love for animals and your tax-deductible donations keep us going.

We do not have an actual shelter, so our animals stay in foster homes until adoption. We have no limit on how long we hold onto an adoptable animal--we have had dogs and cats that remained in a foster home for more than a year before finally being adopted. We could always use more volunteers willing to foster dog or cats, as there are so many more animals in need.

We believe that homeless and abandoned dogs and cats deserve a second chance at life. Most of the animals we rescue would not have much of a chance if we didn't take them. Some of them came from animal controls that would have put them down or even sold them to research if we hadn't intervened. Others were found stray or abandoned and would likely have died on the street or wound up at an animal control where they would have little chance of being adopted. Some of the dogs we have taken in were Pit Bulls found stray in Detroit--if we hadn't taken these dogs, they would have faced a bleak future (i.e., possible death at animal control or most shelters, or starvation or worse if left stray on the streets).

We feel it is vital that we cannot turn our backs on companion animals that have been thrown away by people.

Come Meet Precious Pets Adoption League's Pets

We hold adoption shows [of mainly just cats] on Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm - 4 pm at the Shelby Township Petco, 7554 26 Mile Road [west of Van Dyke on the south side of the road]. For more specific instructions, you may call the Petco directly at (586) 697-9039.

Follow us on facebook for information on periodic special events: and please visit our homepage:

Finally, if you are interested in one of our dogs and cats, we may be able to arrange a private meeting between you and the foster person, depending on the foster person's availability. To arrange a meeting, call us at (586) 405-5741.

Precious Pets Adoption League's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List