The Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center has been aiding animals by providing shelter and care while trying to find them new, loving homes since 1980.
The Oakland Pet Adoption Center’s mission to serve and protect the animals of Oakland County, and to provide a temporary safe haven for the animals received at the shelter. The shelter, under the leadership of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, offers housing and medical care to more than 5,000 animals on an annual basis. It has the best save rate in Michigan among public open-admission shelters whose intakes are greater than 5,000 animals. OCAC/PAC also is the public agency charged with enforcement of Michigan’s Dog Law of 1919. It is responsible for animal control services in 40 Oakland County communities.
The Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center strives everyday to improve the shelter's save and adoption rates. We work towards accomplishing this goal by:
- Educating the citizens of Oakland County about responsible pet ownership.
- Partnering with local 501(c)(3) rescues to help place more animals into loving homes.
- Participating in 9 Pet Adoption Outreach Centers. These offsite outreach centers help to boost adoptions with the creation of satelite outreach centers. These centers will feature cats taken from the shelter and available for adoption at the satelite location.
- The shelter regularly participates in off/onsite adoption events, check out our events page to find out what's coming up!
- Creation of volunteer roles to help keep our animals social, exercised and happy! We are always in need of volunteers.