Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center

Welcome to the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center!

The mission of the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center is to protect public safety through the enforcement of applicable state laws, to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, and to provide a humane haven for animals in our care and, where possible, to endeavor to reunite pets with their owners and to promote responsible pet placement.


It's that time of year again, get your dog's license.  Dog doesn't have an up-to-date rabies vaccination? Please take advantage of the events below, click on the link for more information.

Free Rabies with Purchase of Dog License

Visiting the Animal Shelter

The Oakland County Animal Shelter will be doing business via appointment and with limited hours. The Shelter will be open for appointments Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – to 4:30 p.m. Please call (248) 858-1070 to schedule your appointment to…..

  • Purchase a dog license - No appointment needed
  • Drop off a stray dog or cat (within our jurisdiction)
  • Look for your missing pet/reclaim your pet
  • Relinquish an animal (within our jurisdiction)
  • Look for a new pet to adopt
  • Drop off donations

Looking to Volunteer

If you are wishing to join our wonderful volunteers to help with the animals, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sandra Ulman at (248) 858-1847 or ulmansl@oakgov.com.  If you are already part of our volunteer team, please contact Sandra for a schedule to enter the Shelter.

Need Assistance? Pet Assistance Resources

Many pet owners may be struggling right now with what is going on in the world.  The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center along with our Information Technology team have put together a map showing where pet owners can get resources such as pet food or low-cost clinic care for their pets.  With putting these resources at citizens fingertips, the Shelter hopes that they can deter many pet owners from relinquishing their pets to local Shelters such as ours because of the inability to afford food or medical care.

Please check out the link below if you are struggling to provide for your pet.


Printable version of pet assistance resources.

Also, end of life services can be very costly which may force some pet owners to either put off this very emotional and difficult decision resulting in the pet suffering, or for some, to abandon their pets altogether.  The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center has always been here to help pet owners through this difficult time.  Please contact the Shelter if you are facing this situation at (248) 858-1070 to make an appointment.

Please contact the Shelter at petadoption@oakgov.com if you know of a resource that is not being shown on the map; the more organizations that we can highlight doing these services for pet owners, the more we can keep pets at home with their owners where they belong.

We also have a map with pet resources such as dog parks, shelters, pet supplies, veterinarians and other pet related services.  You can check out this map by clicking the following link, Pet Resource Map.


You can purchase your dog’s license on-line.


Michigan law REQUIRES ALL DOGS four months of age and older to have a current dog license.  Our animal control officers will write a misdemeanor ticket to dog owners who do not have a current license.  Offenders will be subject to fees and court costs that could total up to $500. 

 Contact Info

 Animal Control