Adoption Fees

(5 months & younger)
Adoption Cost: $70

Heritage – Dog
Adoption Cost: $400

Satellite Locations – Cats
Adoption Cost: $65

Satellite Locations – Kittens
(5 months & younger)
Adoption Cost: $90

Adult Cats
(6 months to 8 years)
Adoption Cost: $45

Senior Cats
(8 years & older)
Adoption Cost: $20

Lonely Hearts – Cat
Adoption Cost: $15

(5 months and younger)
Adoption Cost: $275

Adult Dogs
(6 months & older)
Adoption Cost: $170

Adult Lap Dog
(small breed, under 20 lbs)
Adoption Cost: $275

Senior Dogs
(over 8 years | under 20lbs & over 10 years)
Adoption Cost: $100

(6 months & older)
Adoption Cost: $100

Lonely Hearts – Dog
Adoption Cost: $75

*Satellite Locations
PetSmart – Dearborn, PetSmart – Taylor, Pet Supplies Plus – Dearborn


Adoption Special: Lonely Hearts

These are dogs & cats who have been patiently waiting for their forever homes for too long a period of time. They may not be as cute or as young as some, or have gotten a bad rap because of how they look, but don’t judge them on that alone. They have won our hearts. Please give them a chance to win yours.
  • Look for the dogs & cats with the Lonely Heart emblem on their cage.
  • Lonely Heart adoption fee for dogs is $75.00.
  • Lonely Heart adoption fee for cats is $15.00.


Adoption Special: Lovables

These are exceptional dogs that “diamonds in the rough”.  They may have never felt the love of a human.  They may have lived on the end of a chain and never experienced living in a house. They may be strong and very active dogs.  As a result, these dogs will need more patience, compassion and understanding to help them shine. With a little extra TLC, these deserving dogs with give back more than humanly possible.
  • Lovables adoption fee $100.
  • See our available training classes online.


Heritage Adoptions:

This fee applies to some purebred or high demand adoptable dogs. The money raised by Heritage adoptions helps us care for and treat many other pets who need longer or more extensive care before they can be adopted. We provide valuable care and treatment for thousands of animals every year and they all are important to us. The Heritage adoptions play an integral role in providing a heritage of care for those animals who are harder to place in loving homes. Adoption fee includes our valuable package of sterilization, microchip and age appropriate vaccinations.
  • Purebred dogs
  • High demand dogs
  • $400 fee

Adoption Special: Military Veterans

First, Thank You for Your Service!
To qualify for Veteran Adoption Programs you must be able to provide one of the following forms of identification:
  • Military ID
  • DD 214
  • VA ID card
  • Veteran endorsement on your drivers license
FAMD Veteran Adoption Program
Approved veterans will qualify for the following discounts for a companion animal.
  • 50% Off Adult Dog Adoption Fees
  • $5 Adult Cat Adoption Fees


Stiggys Dogs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues, trains, and provides service dogs for Veterans with PTSD or TBI at no cost to them. We proudly partner with this organization as they train many of our shelter dogs. If you’re a veteran looking to benefit from their services please visit them online at

Additional Partnerships:


Your Adoption Includes:

  • Forever Friend – priceless
  • Basic medical exam
  • Behavior assessment
  • Spay or neuter
  • Microchipping
  • ID tag
  • Age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Fecal/ Worming
  • Occult Heartworm Test (Dogs 6 months old and older)
  • Transportation box (cats only)
  • Cat Comforter (cats only)
  • Collar (dogs only)
  • Leash (dogs only)
  • Adoption counselors to help you find the right companion animal for your family, home, and lifestyle
  • A value of over $300 for cats and over $450 for dogs

The Friends recommend that if you are adopting a new cat or kitten, the feline be tested for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus ( FIV), especially if there are already cats in the home. We offer the test for $20.00 at the time of adoption (a value of $45.00). Cats that are available for adoption at our offsite Cat Centers have been tested for these viruses and the cost is included in the adoption fee.


Additional Products and Services Available

The Friends offer the following additional products and services to care for your new family member. Please inquire during the adoption process:
  • Testing for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Lifetime enrollment in AKC microchip recovery program – $10 enrollment fee
  • Informational handouts on companion animal care and behavior issues
  • Pet-behavior assistance and consultations. Contact us at any time for assistance: 313-943-2697 or [email protected].
  • Pet training classes
  • PetFirst Healthcare Insurance – Adopters are entitled to an introductory Pet Insurance offer from PetFirst HeathCare for free the first 30 days. The Friends recommend that adopters register immediately so the pet is covered for unexpected illness or injury while acclimating to their new home. Pet insurance will not cover pre-existing conditions. Coverage begins immediately following activation.
    • $1,000 of accident/illness coverage, $500 per incident.
    • 100% reimbursement after a $50.00 deductible.
    • Use any licensed veterinarian, emergency clinic or specialist nationwide.
    • For more information call PetFirst Healthcare at 1-866-937-PETS (7387)

Next Steps
Visit our adoptable pets or learn more about the adoption process.