Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oakland Pet Adoption Center establishes adoption satellites to help more pets find homes; make adoptions more convenient

Oakland Pet Adoption Center has established five Pet Adoption Outreach Centers to help find homes for more homeless pets in Oakland County, Michigan. The center is also seeking more partners to expand this outreach program with additional adoption sites.

The center is placing pets in pre-qualified veterinary hospitals and select pet supplies retailers in the metro area in order to make it more convenient to potential pet adopters. The program currently focuses exclusively on cats and kittens because there are so many that need homes.

Current locations in Oakland and Wayne counties are:

  • Allen Animal Hospital in Livonia
  •   248-476-0570

“While our new expanded hours and Saturdays are bringing more people into our main shelter, we wanted to expand our reach,” said Oakland Pet Adoption Center Administrative Supervisor Joanie Toole. “Through our Pet Adoption Outreach Centers we are hoping to get our pets in front of more animal lovers closer to home. Our goal, of course, is to continue to find loving homes for more homeless pets in Oakland County.”

Anyone interested in adopting a cat or kitten from a Pet Adoption Outreach Center should contact the locations directly for information on hours and availability of cats. Each center will have access to a database of the cats at all Pet Adoption Outreach Centers to help adopters who may be looking for a particular breed or type of cat.

Pet Adoption Outreach Centers must meet certain criteria, be pre-approved by Oakland Pet Adoption Center, and agree to care for the cats until a permanent home can be found.  Potential adopters must also meet certain criteria, provide a loving home and pay an adoption fee which varies at each center. Cats must be spayed or neutered either prior to adoption or following their adoption in the case of young kittens.

“To date, our Pet Adoption Outreach Centers have already placed hundreds of cats and kittens,” Toole said.  “By continuing to expand this program we hope to make it possible for more animal lovers to see all the beautiful cats we have for adoption while finding loving home for more of them.”

Oakland Pet Adoption Center is looking for more veterinary hospitals to participate in the program.  Those interested should contact Center volunteer and program coordinator Linda Wasche at or 248-253-0300.
Oakland Pet Adoption Center is at 1700 Brown Road in Auburn Hills. Its mission is to “provide a temporary haven for animals until we can find them permanent, loving homes."  Center hours are:
10:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday and Friday.
10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays. 
The Center also runs a series of low-cost spay/neuter clinics to help reduce pet overpopulation. For more information go to  or call 248-391-4100.


  1. That's fantastic news. I hope it's very productive on behalf of all pets.

  2. Thanks for spreading the words, Caren.

    Hope the cats and kittens and may be some of the doggies can find their forever home as soon as possible!

  3. @The Whiskeratti amen!

    @Priscilla you are welcome! I certainly hope so too!

  4. What good news about the adoption centres - we hope many kitties find new homes.

  5. I totally love the outreach idea, every little bit of extra exposure sure increases the chances of a successful outcome. YAY!

  6. @Hannah and Lucy, yes it is fabulous news!! I hope these kitties find wonderful homes too!

    @Brian I love that idea too. I am hoping that many others come on board!

  7. We purray for all the homeless animals in this world.

  8. That is wonderful news thanks for sharing this information.

  9. Sounds like a good idea. ANything to help more animals get adopted.

  10. @Sammy and Andy, thank you! So do we!

    @Char, yes it is! Thank you for reading and you are very welcome!

    @Amin, thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!

    @Mario, yes it is a good idea, yes anything to get more animals adopted!

  11. Congratulations to Oakland Pet Adoption Center for the fantastic efforts to get the exposure for more animals to find their fur-ever homes. Caren do you have anything to do with the center?

  12. Hi Patti! Yes kudos to them! Patti no I don't....I should, but I don't. Linda (who is mentioned in the blog) is actively involved with tons of rescues in our area and she sends me notifications of everything that everyone is doing. She is wonderful about keeping me informed!
    I do have some cat food etc that I need to donate and I was going to go to a shelter...I am getting together with Linda for breakfast in Dec so I think I may bring her all the stuff then.
    I have a hard time going to the shelters. I am only allowed 2 pets in the condo where I live (and I already have 2) breaks my heart to see the other kitties because if I had a house I would have about 5 cats! I am NOT kidding!