Oakland pet adoption center establishes adoption satellites to help more pets find homes

Oakland Pet Adoption Center has established five Pet Adoption
Outreach Centers to help find homes for more homeless pets in Oakland
County. 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 which need homes.

Current locations in Oakland and Wayne counties are:

“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 LindaW@LWmarketworks.com
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 http://www.oakgov.com/petadoption/ or call 248-391-4100.