Adoption Fees



(5 months & younger)

Adoption Cost: 55

Name Your Price thru Sat Nov 28th


Adult Cats

(6 months to 8 years)

Adoption Cost:

Name your price adoption fee! thru Sat Nov 28th


Senior Cats

(8 years & older)

Adoption Cost:

Name your price adoption fee! thru Sat Nov 28th



(5 months and younger)

Adoption Cost: 230

Adult Dogs

(6 months & older)

Adoption Cost: 140

$50 thru Sat Nov 28th


Adult Lap Dog

(small breed, under 20 lbs)

Adoption Cost: 230

Senior Dogs

(over 8 years |under 20lbs & over 10 years)

Adoption Cost: 100

$50 thru Sat Nov 28th



(6 months & older)

Adoption Cost: 100

Luv-a-Bullz Puppies

(5 months and younger)

Adoption Cost: 230

Adoption Special: Lonely Hearts

2015_feb_lonelyheart_dog2These 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 $50.00.
  • Lonely Heart adoption fee for cats is $5.00.

Adoption Special: Luv-a-Bullz

Luv-a-BullzWe are exceptional dogs who need more compassion and understanding than many other breeds. We are known as pit bulls by the general public, but you can call us Luv-a-Bullz. Can you open your heart to us? We’ll provide more love and loyalty than you can imagine. To learn more about us, see our Recyl-a-Bullz page.

  • Luv-a-Bullz adoption fee $100. $50 thru Oct 31 
  • 6-week training class is included in the adoption fee.
  • Limited Time.
  • See our available training classes online.

Adoption Special: The Price is Right for Love

11-14_jive%20the%20cat[1]The “price is right for love” because we’re letting YOU choose your adoption fee for adult cats.

  • Includes: Cats 6 months and older.
  • Adoption fee still includes: Awesome adoption benefits, such as a medical check, spay/neuter, microchipping, and kitty comforter.
  • You’ll still consult with our adoption counselors to find your purr-fect match and fill out the associated adoption survey.

Adoption Special: Military Veterans


  • Pets for Patriots-Companion Pets: Veteran must apply to Pets for Patriots to be approved into the program.  Veterans will receive an approval letter and brings to the shelter to find his or her dog/cat match. Pets (Cat or Dog) must meet on of these criteria:
    • At least 2 years old or over 40 pounds
    • Special needs (medical condition, etc)

    Veteran pays shelter a *reduced adoption fee – gift card for supplies and discounted vet services are provided through Pets For Patriot’s partners.

  • Pets for Vets-Companion Pets: Veteran goes to Pets for Vets to apply.  Pets for Vets will contact the veteran to set up home visit and interview.    Pets for Vets will select a pet (Cat or Dog) specifically for each veteran.  Pets for Vets cover the *adoption fee, provide training specific to fit the needs of the veteran, supply necessary equipment to start off and assist vets to find reduced vet care and equipment for the lifetime of the pets.  They also supply training support for the life time of the dog.
  •  FFDAS Pet Adoption for Vets Program-Companion Pets:                                              Veteran goes through typical FFDAS adoption requirements and process.  Approved veteran adopters with proof of military service receive a reduced adoption fees:               Adult Dogs 50% off regular adoption fee (or special adoption fee if lower)                           Adult Cats $5.00 adoption fee.
  • Stiggy’s Dogs-Service dogs for Veterans with PTSD or TBI:                                            Veteran goes to Stiggy’s Dogs to apply.  Applicant must have a diagnosis of Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Also required, a note from your doctor stating you would benefit from a Service Dog.  Stiggys contacts applicant to assess need. Stiggy’s provides a trained service dog with initial equipment at no charge to qualified veteran.

Dog Adopt ItemsYour Adoption Includes:

  • Forever Friend – priceless
  • Basic medical exam
  • Behavior assessment
  • Spay or neuter
  • Microchipping
  • ID tag
  • Age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Fecal/ Worming
  • Occult Heartworm Test (at least 6 months old)
  • Transportation box (cats only)
  • Cat Comforter (cats only)
  • Pedigree Collar (dogs only)
  • Go-home buddy blanket (dogs only)
  • Sample bag of Pedigree food (dogs only)
  • Happy Howie’s goin’-home adoption bag
  • 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 (FLV) 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).

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 and Feline Aids
  • 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 anytime for assistance: 313-943-2697 or
  • Pet training classes
  • PetFirst Healthcare Insurance – Adopters are entitled to an introductory Pet Insurance offer from PetFirst HeathCare for $5.00 the first month. Adopters must register their pet within 20 days of adoption.
  • $1,000 of accident/illness coverage, $500 per incident
  • 100% reimbursement after a $50.00 deductible
  • Use any veterinarian
  • For more information call PetFirst Healthcare at 1-866-937-PETS (7387) or

Next Steps

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