Adoption Fees


(5 months & younger)

Adoption Cost: 60

Satellite Locations – Cats

Adoption Cost: 55

Satellite Locations – Kittens

(5 months & younger)

Adoption Cost: 80

Adult Cats

(6 months to 8 years)

Adoption Cost: 35

Senior Cats

(8 years & older)

Adoption Cost: 20


(5 months and younger)

Adoption Cost: 250

Adult Dogs

(6 months & older)

Adoption Cost: 150

Adult Lap Dog

(small breed, under 20 lbs)

Adoption Cost: 250

Senior Dogs

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

Adoption Cost: 100


(6 months & older)

Adoption Cost: 100

*Satellite Locations – Petco – Detroit, Petsmart – Dearborn, Petsmart – Taylor & Pet Supply Plus – Dearborn

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: 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.  A training class is included in the adoption fee.

  • Lovables adoption fee $100.
  • 6-week training class is included in the adoption fee.
  • 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 on 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

stiggysStiggys 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:



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.

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.