Enforcement of the Michigan State Dog Law is key to happy and healthy pets within our community. The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center patrols 45 municipalities with 9 full-time and 1 part-time Animal Control Officers. Enforcing the Michigan State Dog Law, the road unit handles over 5,000 calls per year.
Tips to Help Find Your Lost Pet
your pet? Search your neighborhood. Look on local Shelter
websites. Visit the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center to view the
strays. Check with a local Michigan Humane Society
location. They may have your pet. Stop in every few days to check new
intakes. Descriptions of the same animal can vary from person to
person. Don't rely on a phone call to identify your pet. Remember, the
more effort made, the greater chance of finding your pet.
your pet from getting lost. Keep your cats indoors at all times with a
safety collar and ID tags. License your dogs, fit them with an ID, and
leash them when outdoors. Microchips are helpful to ensure your
pet's safe return home.
How to File a Complaint
Please contact us and talk to staff about your complaint. They will
advise and send an officer if needed. If there is an animal
emergency—an animal attacking a person or a pet that is in immediate
danger, please call 911.
Please have the address where the offense has occurred. An officer needs to make sure they are the right home or location.
Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center provides a number of other services including:
- Dogs and livestock running at large
- Patrol and enforcement of service area for stray animals and livestock
- Investigation of livestock kills
- Conduct annual dog census