The Shelter


The Dearborn Animal Shelter is operated as a city service under the jurisdiction of the Police Department Ordinance Division. The shelter has been operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter under contract with the city since 1996.


We strive to find quality homes for all adoptable animals, however, our ability to place an animal is sometimes limited by health, temperament, and cage space.


The Dearborn Animal Shelter provides the following services:

  • Adoptions of great pets to quality homes
  • Reuniting lost pets with their owners
  • Providing loving care for lost or unwanted animals
  • Cruelty investigation provided through the City of Dearborn Animal Control Officers
  • Assistance to pet owners


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (except to registered volunteers)

2015 Holiday Hours

Closed all day, unless noted

New Years Day, Wednesday, January 1
Memorial Day, Monday, May 26
Independence Day, Friday, July 4
Labor Day, Monday, September 1
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27
Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, closed at noon
Christmas, Thursday, December 25
New Years Eve, Wednesday, December 31, closed at noon


2661 Greenfield Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48120

We are located on the west side of Greenfield at the traffic light of Butler road,  approximately one mile south of Michigan Avenue; 1/2 mile south of Rotunda; and just south of the viaduct under I-94. There are exits from I94 onto Greenfield.


313.943.2697 phone
313.943.2262 fax

For an animal emergency, if you are unable to reach the shelter, call the Dearborn Police Department:  313.943.2201.

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