Free and Low-Cost Resources For Pets And Their Parents!
Pets in the Classroom Program             
The Pet Care Trust
3465 Box Hill 
Corporation Center D   Suite #H
Abingdon, MD  21009
Phone: 443-640-1060 ext. 120  (new ext. number)
Email:  info@petsintheclassroom.org 
Website:  www.petsintheclassroom.org 
The Pets in the Classroom Program, an educational grants program, was established by the Pet 
Care Trust in 2009 to assist teachers in obtaining or maintaining classroom pets. The program is 
to reach 30,000 classrooms and impact one-million children. The Pets in the Classroom program 
benefits students by teaching them responsible, long-term pet care at an early age and providing 
the psychological and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond. Studies 
have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improving school attendance 
and teaching children responsibility, as well as encouraging nurturing and building self esteem.
The Pet Care Trust recognizes that teachers often have limited resources to enhance their class-
rooms and curriculum. Through a simple, online application process, teachers can become eligible 
to receive grants of $50 to support existing classroom pets, or $100-$150 to purchase or adopt 
a new pet and required equipment.


NOTE!

The Michigan Humane Society is offering a FREE pit bull spay/neuter program to help reduce 
the number of pit bull-type dogs entering shelters. Dogs must be a pit bull-type dog, which includes 
the American pit bull terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier, the Cane Corso or the Presa Canario. Each sterilization certificate covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination for animals 4 months and older, DHLLP vaccination, heartworm testing, pre-surgical blood work for animals 5 years and older and pain medication. There are NO pet owner eligibility restrictions based on income, residence or any other criteria. 
Certificates are available by contacting the Society at www.michiganhumane.org.  


MAP YOUR DOG WALK

The FREE MapMyDogWalk app tracks the distance, pace and speed of your daily dog walks
as well as the calories you burn.  You can also share your fitness stats on Facebook or Twitter!



GRIEF RESOURCES 

Basil's Buddies
21860 Van Horn Road  (Woodhaven Animal Shelter)
Woodhaven  MI  48183
&
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 782
Trenton, MI 48183
Phone: 734-926-1098
Email:  info@basilsbuddies.org
Website:  www.basilsbuddies.org 
Pet  Loss Support Group now being held online. 


The Michigan Humane Society 
Website:  www.michiganhumane.org
The Paw Prints Grief Support Group's meetings is noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Society's administrative office in Bingham Farms. Volunteer Programs Manager Jamahl Scott says in a 
release "losing a pet can be incredibly difficult" but the group allows grieving pet owners to talk 
about their loss with others "going through the same thing." Participants can talk openly about 
their experience and are encouraged to share photographs, scrapbooks and other pet mementos.
Advance signup is required.



PET FOOD BANKS! 

Pet Food Stamps Inc.         
391 S. Main Street
New City, NY
Phone:  845-499-2198
Email:  info@petfoodstamps.org
Website:  www.petfoodstamps.org 
The Pet Food Stamps Program, a registered NYS non-profit corporation, has been created 
to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program which excludes the purchase of pet 
food and pet supplies. In these rough economic times, many pet owners are forced to abandon 
their beloved pet.  Seven million pets are surrendered to shelters each year due to the inability 
of pet parents to pay for food, with four million of those pets put to sleep. The Pet Food Stamps 
Program aims to eliminate the needless death of these loving pets and keep families together
Due to the tremendous amount of applications we receive, it will take at least 6 weeks to receive 
a response..We ask for your patience.
Once you are a verified and approved member of the Pet Food Stamps program, our staff will 
transmit your pet food order to www.PetFlow.com, based on the amount awarded with your 
application approval and your pets' needs.  PetFlow.com is an independent online retailer 
and has been chosen as the exclusive provider of pet food for the Pet Food Stamps program.  
PetFlow carries approximately 200 brands of pet products and has been chosen based on their 
ability to offer discounted pricing and free shipping, direct to home.


Pantry 4 Paws Pet Food Assistance Program       
28402 Five Mile Road (at Harrison, between Middlebelt & Inkster Roads)
Livonia,  MI  48154
Phone:  734-855-4077
Email:  tailwaggers.1990@yahoo.com
Website:  www.tailwaggers1990.org
Families in need of pet food assistance can contact this organization.


The Western Oakland Meals on Wheels Program and the Livingston County Senior Nutrition Meals 
on Wheels Program are now offering a new pet food distribution program. This program is designed 
to assist some of the frail, homebound Meals on Wheels participants with food for their pets. The 
service in both counties applied for and received, through the Meals on Wheels Association of America, 
a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust.  The Meals on Wheels program services more than a hundred seniors that struggle to feed their pets. Individuals and organizations wanting to contribute or initiate 
a pet food drive can contact Carmin Harris, Program Director at 810-632-2155.


C.H.A.I.N.E.D.  Inc.       
PO Box 2464
Riverview MI  48193
Phone: 734-231-6312
Email:  chained2011@yahoo.com
Website:  www.chained2011.org
A non-profit servicing the downriver area and S.W. Detroit offering FREE life-enhancing supplies 
& services to 24/7 chained/outside dogs!  FREE treats, toys & straw, lighter tie-outs, nylon collars, 
food assistance and more!  Now featuring "Diamond In The Ruff" Program....providing free fence extensions / repairs / fence inside a fence / kennels.  All services and supplies are free and donations 
are never asked for.  All outside donations welcome.  


P.A.W.S. of Michigan                     
P.O. Box 2184
Riverview, MI 48193
Email:  info@pawsofmichigan.com
Website:  www.pawsofmichigan.com
P.A.W.S of Michigan’s Pet Food Bank program is designed to help keep pets in their family homes, 
where they should be, instead of in a shelter! Due to the poor economy many people are finding 
it difficult to feed themselves, much less their animals. To help keep animal companions fed and 
in their homes, we accept donated pet food and distribute it to area food banks..
Distribution Locations:
The following food banks have agreed to distribute these pet food donations. Distribution times 
vary as noted below, and some food banks have additional restrictions and may require you to 
pre-qualify. You may want to be prepared to show proof of income, disability, social security, etc.
Wyandotte Soup Kitchen
Congregational Church
98 Superior St. Wyandotte
No email, no phone
Pick up food on Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 noon until food is gone
AND
New Dimensions Outreach 
20320 Superior
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone:  734-444-9694
Open Tuesdays at 1:00pm (paperwork required)
AND 
Hope Fund
Named after Hope, a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix puppy who suffers from a neurological disorder, 
the Hope Fund helps us pay the veterinary expenses of special needs animals – like Hope – who 
are brought into our program. Often the expenses for these animals are high and ongoing. The Hope Fund helps us help those who may otherwise never get a chance.


Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition Hay Bank        
Capital Area Humane Society 
7095 W. Grand River Avenue
Lansing MI 
AND
5859 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Lansing MI  48917
Phone: 517-321-3683
Email:  info@MichiganHorseWelfareCoalition.org
Website:  www.MichiganHorseWelfareCoalition.org
The mission is to provide established horse rescue organizations, sanctuaries, law enforcement agencies, and horse owners facing financial hardship with temporary hay & feed assistance and 
to assist in planning for the future.


Basil's Buddies
21860 Van Horn Road   (Woodhaven Animal Shelter)
Woodhaven, MI 48183
&
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 782
Trenton, MI 48183
Phone: 734-926-1098
Email:  info@basilsbuddies.org
Website www.basilsbuddies.org 
Open to Trenton and Woodhaven residents.  Check the link above for current hours.  Owners 
should NOT bring their pets when picking up food and pet parents will have to fill out paperwork 
and show proof of need; see website link above for qualifications.  Also see link for low-cost clinic information! 


Shadow's Pet Pantry
25670 Northline Road
Taylor MI 48180
Phone: 734-442-0031
Email:  shadowspetpantry@gmail.com
Website:  www.shadowspetpantry.com 
This organization provides pet food to needy families with pets who are served 
through the Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry which serves these communities:  
Allen Park, Brownstown (the City, not the Twp.), Woodhaven, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, 
Southgate and Taylor.  If your Church is a "participating partner" with Fish & Loaves, you 
will be able to use this food bank as well.  


Our Lady of the Angels
6442 Pelham Road 
Taylor MI  48180
Phone: 313-381-3000
Website:  http://Loacc.org  
Must apply and meet low-income requirements.  Pet food not always available. 


MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY
Detroit Center for Animal Care
7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit MI  48211
Phone:  313-872-3400
Straw can be picked up Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesdays 
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for dogs kept outdoors. 
AND
Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care
3600 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, MI  48309
Phone: 248-852-7420
AND
Berman Center for Animal Care
900 N. Newburgh Road, Westland MI  48185
Phone: 734-721-7300
Website:  www.michiganhumane.org 
The M.H.S. "Keeping Families Together" program includes a series of annual low-cost vaccination 
and micro-chipping clinics, a free pet food bank, and a free Behavior Help Line to help answer 
your questions and address pet behavior issues.  Click on the Protect-A-Pet vaccination clinic links!


Humane Society of Huron Valley           
Bountiful Bowls Pet Food Program
3100 Cherry Hill Road 
Ann Arbor  MI   48105
Phone: 734-661-3517
Website:  http://www.hshv.org/BountifulBowls.htm
Serves Washtenaw County, Plymouth & Canton pet parents.  See further information on the site. 


Humane Society of Monroe County       
Humane Society Thrift Store
15649 S. Telegraph Road 
Monroe MI  48161 
Website:  http://www.monroehumane.com
We will have both cat and dog food available. This program is for low to no-income residents
of Monroe County. You must bring proof of income (Bridge Card will work) and picture ID.
We can only provide a supplement (roughly two weeks) for up to two animals per month. 
Please allow for time to complete an application. Our pet bank is available once per month 
per person.  Open every other Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank                  
3131 Tremainsville Road
Toledo OH  43613
Phone: 419-266-5607
Website:  www.humaneohio.org
Humane Ohio operates a non-profit, low-cost spay / neuter clinic to serve pet parents, people 
caring for free-roaming cats, animal shelters and rescue groups, anywhere in NW Ohio or SE 
Michigan.  Offers a special, even lower rate to people on Medicaid, Food Assistance, WIC, SSI,
Section 8 Public Housing, the Heat Assistance Program and Ohio Works First (OWF).  The Food
Bank makes pet food available to pet parents in need and to people caring for free-roaming cats 
in Lucas and Wood counties in Ohio and Monroe County in Michigan.  


Pets for Patriots                
218 E. Park Ave.   #543
Long Beach  NY  11561
Phone: 877-473-8223  OR  516-670-8446
Website:  www.petsforpatriots.org 
Pets for Patriots connects adult and other at-risk shelter pets with U.S. veterans, wounded soldiers 
and service members to the benefit of both pet and person. To make pet adoption achievable and affordable, we provide access to ongoing, discounted veterinary care and help reduce the costs of 
pet food and essentials. Military members are eligible at any stage of their careers and from all armed forces.
AND
Michigan Humane Society Pets for Patriots Program 
Website:  www.michiganhumane.org/petsforpatriots
We’re thankful for our Pets for Patriots partnership which gives our active duty personnel and military veterans the opportunity to save even more lives by adopting from us at a significantly discounted rate, and receive discounted veterinary care at any three of our veterinary centers for the life of the pet. 


PET MEDS FOR LESS!

According to Good Housekeeping Magazine, you can save a great deal of money by buying your pet's medicine (including shipping costs) by obtaining it from one of the listed companies below, rather than from your veterinarian.  (P.S. According to Veterinary Economics magazine, drugs sold by veterinarians have a markup of 150% to 175%!)


Doctors Foster and Smith
Phone:  800-381-7179
Website: www.drsfostersmith.com
The bill for a six-month supply of flea-and-tick meds was 30 percent LESS than the prices quoted 
by the Veterinarians across the country that Good Housekeeping surveyed.  They also have supplies 
for the widest range of animals, from ferrets to finches!


VetAmerica
Phone:  888-838-2637
Website:  www.vetamerica.com
Prices quoted were 28 percent less.


PetMed Express
Phone:  800-738-6337
Website:  www.1800petmeds.com
A six-month supply of heartworm medicine cost 11 percent less.  The website also has a easy-to-find special sales section.


PetCareRX
Phone:  800-844-1427
Website:  www.petcarerx.com    Click on link to the right!
The six-month supply of flea-and-tick medicine cost 10 percent less here.  
The website also has LIVE support from a vet and pharmacist.



INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES:  

Website:  www.Pets.Answers.com 
Pets.Answers.com is a guide that contains tips and information on everything related to dogs 
from adoption to grooming to preventative care. 



FINANCIAL AID FOR PET PARENTS                     

All About Animals has established a hotline for Michigan pet owners who need spay/neuter assistance. Spay Michigan is a toll-free hotline that owners can call for referrals to clinics and veterinarians across the state. The phone is answered by a live person Monday through Thursday from 10-3 p.m. and voice mail messages are returned within 24 hours!
Phone: 1-888-5SPAYHELP


Find a state-by-state guide on financial aid at:
Website:  www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.html


P.A.W.S. of Michigan           
P.O. Box 2184
Riverview, MI 48193
Email:  info@pawsofmichigan.com
Website:  www.pawsofmichigan.com
Hope Fund
Named after Hope, a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix puppy who suffers from a neurological disorder, 
the Hope Fund helps us pay the veterinary expenses of special needs animals – like Hope – who 
are brought into our program. Often the expenses for these animals are high and ongoing. The Hope Fund helps us help those who may otherwise never get a chance.


Pantry 4 Paws Pet Food & Assistance Program       
28402 Five Mile Road (at Harrison, between Middlebelt & Inkster Roads)
Livonia MI  48154
Phone:  734-855-4077
Email:  tailwaggers.1990@yahoo.com
Website:  www.tailwaggers1990.org


RedRover                      
P.O. Box 188890
Sacramento  CA  95818
Phone:  916-429-2457
Email:  info@uan.org
Website:  www.uan.org
Helping people care for animals during financial hardships or domestic violence.  Apply online. 


The Pet Fund                  
2747 14th Street
Sacramento  CA  95818       
Phone:  916-443-6007
Email:  info@thepetfund.com
Website:  www.thepetfund.com
The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion 
animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost. Perhaps most importantly, 
we provide information to owners about preventative care, pet insurance programs, and financial 
services which will ensure that pet owners are able to develop financial resources on their own 
and avoid future emergencies through care and planning. Such information is often hard to find, 
and The Pet Fund provides a user-friendly, comprehensive starting place where all of these resources can be easily accessed.


FVEAP                               
1641 Elizabeth Lane
Yuba City  CA  95993
Email:  FVEAP@earthlink.net
Website:  www.FVEAP.org 
A Nonprofit Charity that provides emergency financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians 
who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companion when life-threatening illness
or injury strikes. Seniors, people with disabilities, people who have lost their job, Good Samaritans 
who rescue an injured or ill cat or kitten - any of these folks may need emergency financial assistance. Also has specialized dedicated fund (Kobi's Fund) for cats with Vaccine Associated Sarcoma (VAS)
(also known as Injection Site Sarcoma). VAS is a group of cancers caused by vaccinations.  We are 
not able to assist with routine exams, vaccinations, Insulin, or Spay/Neuter.



VETERINARY ALTERNATIVE THERAPY/TREATMENT

Creative Compounding Center
631 N. Van Dyke
Imlay City, MI
Phone: 800-672-2177      Fax:  810-724-3303
Website:  www.CCC-RX.com
Works together with veterinarians and their clients and patients to solve medication problems.  
Offers flavored medications, transdermal medications, combined custom medications, novel 
devices & delivery system. 



OTHER MEDICAL PROGRAMS

If you're in financial hardship and your pet goes to one of the nearly 3,000 American Animal  Hospital
Association-accredited clinics, you may qualify for a grant of up to $500 per year to pay for a specific 
procedure.


Winston Canine Cancer Foundation
390 Park Street #110
Birmingham MI  48009
Phone: 248-644-7363
Email:  Winstonccf@aol.com
Website:  www.winstonccf.com
Dedicated to fighting cancer in animals


Not sure if a pet problem  warrants an actual vet visit   At www.AskAVetQuestion.com, a board-certified 
vet will give you up-to-the-minute advice for just $5.  Type in your question and a vet will respond within 
a few minutes to a few hours.  The Vet will have an online conversation with you, offering an informed opinion.  You can also get a same-day online consultation at www.OnlineVetClinic.com  and get a personalized diagnosis for only $4.95. 



SHOPPING DEALS FOR YOUR PETS!

www.BarkingDeals.com
Every day this website features one pet toy, blanket, treat or other pet product for 50% to 90%
off its original price along with free shipping!  You have to act fast--each deal ends after 24 hours!



ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY

Do you have a special pet that you think would be PERFECT to do pet therapy at a local hospital 
or nursing home?  Here are some organizations you could contact:

Dr. Paws
30072 Wicklow Road
Farmington Hills MI  48334
Phone:  248-888-7488
Email:  DrPawsPetTherapy@aol.com
Website:  www.DrPaws.org
A statewide canine animal-assisted therapy program with over 20 locations and 200 trained members.


Fur Angels
2984 Fort Street
Lincoln Park MI  48146
Phone:  734-285-4085
Email:  thefurangels@hotmail.com
Website:  www.thefurangels.org
A local pet therapy group with over 40 volunteers


Paws With A Cause
4646 S. Division
Wayland MI  49348
Phone:  800-253-7297
Website:  www.PawsWithACause.org 
Local chapter for the national organization of animal-assisted therapy dogs & programs


Pet-A-Pet
Phone:  248-684-2460
Email:  Mariabelli@comcast.net
Website:  www.PetAPet.org
A 20-year old organization servicing Southeast Michigan.


Paws Of Michigan
PO Box 2184
Riverview MI  48193
Email:  info@pawsofmichigan.com
Website:  www.pawsofmichigan.com 


Think your pooch has potential as a therapy dog?  Click on the Delta Society's Website (www.deltasociety.org) to find a nearby animal-assisted therapy instructor or to learn 
how to become an instructor.



MORE WAYS TO SAVE AT THE VET!

Use Alternatives!  


NOTE:  The Michigan Humane Society is offering a variety of free and low-cost services 
in 2012 for both pets and feral animals.  Go to www.michiganhumane.org to find more info! 


Your local Humane Society or SPCA may provide discounted vaccinations, spaying and neutering services as well as some pet supply chains that may offer discounted vaccinations.  www.aspca.org


Also, think about volunteering at your local clinic.  You might just get a discount on animal care!  
For a list of clinics in your area, visit www.pets911.


Check with your local pet store such as PETCO........many have low-cost vaccination clinics!


Buy Meds Elseware
You can save a great deal by buying online at discount websites (see top of page!), BUT drugstores 
often will fill pet prescriptions and may charge as much as 2/3's less than a vet!


Get a FREE expert opinion
Before agreeing to costly treatments, you can get a free expert opinion on your pet's symptoms 
at www.merckvetmanual.com OR www.vet.cornell.edu/consultant/consult.asp.


Negotiate Your Payments!
Don't be afraid to be frank with your vet about your finances...some will work out reduced rates or payment plans with their clients.  Another option is CareCredit, a national program that allows pet owners to pay for treatments on a monthly basis. http://www.carecredit.com/practices/veterinary.



LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

The PAWS Clinic                                
21210 Goddard Road
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: 313-451-8200
Email: info@thepawsclinic.com
Website: www.thepawsclinic.com
The V-SNAP is not a general low-cost spay/neuter program. It is designed to help only people 
who have a demonstrated need.  Surgeries through the V-SNAP are performed at The PAWS 
Clinic in Taylor, Michigan. Assistance is available only if the V-SNAP has available funding.  
Funding is through directed donations and grants. 
Cost:
$50 for dogs up to 75 pounds (slightly higher fee for larger dogs)
$25 for cats
Additional subsidy may be available on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of P.A.W.S. and 
based on the availability of funds.  Proof of need must be provided. 
Qualifications for V-SNAP Assistance:
Low income:  $10,830 a year or less for a single person or $18,310 a year or less for a family of three.
Most show last year’s IRS 1040 form.
OR
Currently unemployed. Must show a recent unemployment check.
OR
Government assistance: Social security, Welfare, Medicaid, Bridge card. 
Must show proof of assistance.


See below for the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance OR visit www.OakCats.com for the FREE "Roaming 
Cat Spay/Neuter Program" as well as other occasional programs! 


Alliance for Spay-Neuter and Pet Rescue (multiple locations)
Website:  www.ASNPR.RescueGroups.org


Michigan Humane Society
Website:   www.michiganhumane.org
Offering a variety of free and low-cost spay and neuter programs in 2014.  


Humane Society of Huron Valley  
3100 Cherry Hill Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105  
Phone: 313-662-4365   


All About Animals
25408 Mound Road
Warren, MI
Phone: 586-435-6930
Email:  clinic@allaboutanimalsrescue.org
Website: www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org 



Long Lake Animal Hospital                                                   
TROY                                                                                          
Phone:  248-689-8899                                                                


Silver Lake Animal Rescue League                                      
WATERFORD                                                                          
Phone: 248-545-6583  ext. 5                                                  


The Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter are offering vouchers for pets to be spayed or neutered 
AND receive needed vaccinations AND have the insertion of a microchip identifier at participating 
local veterinary clinics!  The vouchers are only $35 for a male pet and $45 for a female pet.....a REAL BARGAIN!

Downriver veterinary clinics participating are Downriver Animal Hospital in Wyandotte, the Lincoln 
Park Veterinary and VCA of Allen Park.  Vouchers are on sale now and the supply is limited.  To purchase one, call the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter at 313-943-2697.  After buying the voucher, contact one of the participating clinics to schedule an appointment for the pet.  



LOW-COST VACCINATION CLINICS

Vaccine Wellness Clinic 
VCA Southland Animal Hospital             
20224 Eureka Road
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  734-285-7500


The Michigan Humane Society is offering low-cost shots and micro-chipping to those who are low-income OR laid-off.  $3 for shots and only $10 for microchipping.  Go to www.michiganhumane.org. 
To qualify, you must have proof of Unemployment Compensation, a Medicaid or Medical Assistance 
card, FIP, Social Security Disability, a Bridge Card or the WIC program. 



LEGAL RESOURCES FOR PET LOVERS

State Bar of Michigan
Website: www.MichBar.org/animal
Provides information and resources about the practice and study of Animal Law 
as well as current legislation.      


Animal Legal and Historical Center
Website:  www.AnimalLaw.info
Animal Law archives compiled by the Michigan State University College of Law


Southeastern Michigan Animal Rights Team  (S.M.A.R.T.)
Website:  www.AnimalRights.Meetup.com/4
A local network for activists campaigning against cruelty to animals.



DOG AND CAT TRAINING

Dog Behaviorists show how to fix everything from housebreaking to barking at www.dogtrainingbasics.com.  

Cat owners can get the same help at www.perfectpaws.com



EXPAND YOURS (AND YOUR PETS!) SOCIAL CIRCLE

The latest trend is networking sites for animals!  Create a pet profile on www.fuzzster.com   
and you can meet other animal lovers like you!

www.Dogster.com and www.Catster.com provide a place where you can not only share pictures 
of your pets and meet fellow animal lovers but also get info about breeds, health and food recommendations and where you can find vets near you!



DOG PARKS

Detroit Dog Park       JUST ADDED 6/27/2014
Corner of 17th Street and Rose Streets  (adjacent to the Michigan Central Station)
Detroit MI  
Website:  www.DetroitDogPark.org 
No special permit or license is required to use the free park, but pet owners are asked 
that the dogs who use the park should be up-to-date on vaccines.  
Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  


WOOFhaven Dog Park                 
Civic Center Park 
Woodhaven  MI  48183
Phone:  734-362-2913
Website:  www.woodhavenmi.org
A NEW dog park called WOOFhaven has opened in Woodhaven and is located at Civic 
Center Park. The 2-acre, off-leash park features 2 separate areas; one for large dogs and 
one for small, young and elderly dogs. Woodhaven residents can get a year membership 
for $25 and non-residents can purchase a pass for $35. Each additional dog is $5.  Open 
year round from dawn to dusk.  


Farmington & Farmington Hills Dog Park           
(former site)  William Grace Elementary Site 
Shiawassee, east of Middlebelt
Website:  www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/Community/DogPark.asp
This dog park will open in June for citizens of both cities however, there will be a mandatory 
orientation session for dog owners wanting to use the dog park.  Registration is required by 
visiting the Costick Center, 28600 Eleven Mile, east of Middlebelt, during business hours or 
by calling the Costick Center at 248-473-1800.  


Brownstown Twp. Dog Park              
21313 Telegraph Road (behind the Township Hall)
Brownstown MI  
Opening Saturday, April 28th, 2012!!   Those who use the park must complete an application, 
which is available in the water department at Brownstown Township Hall.  Annual passes are 
$25 for residents and $35 for nonresidents.  Dog owners must show a copy of each dog's current 
rabies vaccine certificate and proof of bordetella, distemper and parvovirus vaccines.  


Canton Dog Park / Preservation Park                
500 N. Ridge Road
Canton MI 
Phone:  734-394-5310
Website:  www.cantonfun.org 
The 5-acre, off-leash dog park is on Denton Road, just north of Cherry Hill Road and across from 
Canton Fire Station No.3.  The park provides separate sections for large dogs (20 lbs. or more) 
and small breeds (less than 20 lbs.).  Hours are from dawn to dusk.  Dog park memberships are 
$25 a year for residents or $50 for nonresidents.   Memberships include up to three dogs per 
household and requires a current dog license for each dog and an up-to-date copy of vaccinations.  


Behnke Memorial Dog Park                                                         
300 N. Groesbeck Hwy.                                                                  
Mount Clemens  MI       


Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park                                             
Located inside Burdi Park                                                              
South of 12 Mile, just west of Van Dyke                                  
Warren  MI                                                                                            
Phone: 586-574-4557 


Clinton Twp. Dog Park                                                                    
40700 Romeo Plank Rd.                                                              
(Clinton Twp. Civic Center)                                                        
Clinton Twp. MI                                                                          
Phone: 586-286-9336


Saline Dog Park (at Mill Pond Lake)
Located at the end of W. Bennet Street and Mills Road
Saline MI  
Phone: 734-429-3502


Chippawassee Park
Midland MI 
Phone: 989-837-6930


Cascades Humane Society
1515 Carmen Drive
Jackson MI
Phone: 517-787-PET


Lincoln Hills Golf Course
2666 W. 14 Mile Road
Birmingham MI  


Lyon Oaks Bark Park                                                                     
52221 Pontiac Trail                                                        
(between Wixom and Old Plank Roads)                                  
Lyon Township  MI 
Phone: 248-437-7345


E-Z Dog Park & Training                                                               
230 Norlynn Drive (near Brighton)                                               
Howell  MI                                                                                   
Phone: 810-229-7353         

                                                                                                                  
Pleasant Ridge Dog Run                                                                               
Near I-696 & Grand Trunk RR
Pleasant Ridge  MI 
Phone: 248-542-7322


Canine to Five
3443 Cass Ave
Detroit  MI  
Phone: 313-831-DOGS
Website:  www.CanineToFiveDetroit.com
Every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon through April, pooches and their people are invited
to kick up their heels at the indoor dog park.  Guardians can chat over a cup of coffee while their 
pups get a workout.  Admission is $5 per play session.  Make sure you bring proof of vaccinations 
and play nice!


Me & My Shadow Swim & Fitness Center for Dogs
29885 Ford Road
Garden City MI 
Phone: 734-525-9500
Website: http://meandmyshadowlc.com/default.aspx


Orion Oaks Dog Park
Off Joslyn Road, south of Clarkston Road
Orion Township  MI
Phone:  248-858-0906  OR  248-625-0877
Cost:  $7 daily motor vehicle pass for Oakland County residents or $12 daily for nonresidents, $30 annual pass for Oakland County residents or $46 for nonresidents.  14 acres for the dog  park with expansive fenced-in fields that allow ample room for dogs to explore.  Scattered picnic tables for their owners.  AND a dog-only swimming area on the 90-acre Lake Sixteen!  Free plastic clean-up baggies provided at the park.


Wayne County Parks and Recreation Department / Hines Dog Park
At Hawthorne Ridge Park on Hines Drive, just west of Merriman
Westland MI 
Phone:  866-664-4637
Website:  www.wayne-county.com/
A liability waiver and registration form must be filled out before entering the dog park.  Registration 
is limited and there is a fee for membership.


The Canine Corral Dog Park  (located at the Pet Emporium)                                                       
4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Road                                                    
Ann Arbor MI
Phone:   734-929-6533


Paw Run Recreational Area
North Territorial Road
Ann Arbor MI 
Phone: 734-929-6533


Olson Dog Park
Dhu Varren and Pontial Trail
Ann Arbor MI


Swift Run Dog Park
Ellsworth & Platt Roads
Phone: 734-994-2780
Website: www.a2gov.org/government/communityservices/ParksandRecreation/Pages/DogParks.aspx 



SAY IT WITH DOGGIE-MAIL

You can send your friends email messages with a talking dog from DOGGIE-MAIL from www.Petcentric.com



COMMUNICATIONS / Financial Assistance

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance  (formerly Oakland County Pet Fund "Fur e-tails")
2210 Lancaster 
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302                  Ask about the FREE "Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter Program"
Phone: 877-FUR-PALS
Email:  info@michiganpetfund.org
Website:  www.michiganpetfund.org 



WEBSITE HELPS OWNERS CERTIFY DOG'S BREED


Did you spend big money on what you thought was a purebred puppy, but now you're 
having doubts? Go to www.whatsmydog.com for a DNA test for your dog.



EMERGENCY TRAVEL RESOURCES

SkyArk Inc.
PO Box 1553
Buena Vista, CO  81211
Phone:  719-395-8686
                 719-395-8331
                 303-229-2590
Email:  admin@skyark.org
Website:  www.skyark.org
Air transportation & airlift services during disasters & desperate crisis situations for animals.


PET INSURANCE

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance
Phone:  866-909-2281
Website:  www.aspcapetinsurance.com/store2
Save 80% on your vet bills and choose any licensed vet in the U.S. and Canada.  Plans start 
at $8.99 a month for dogs and $6.99 a month for cats.


FIND A WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR

There are rehabilitation experts scattered around the state and you can see a list of licensed rehabilitators at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at www.michigandnr.com/dlr  
OR 
call your local DNR office.  You can also check the Web site of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. Website:  www.nwrawildlife.org


Please see the "Travel Resources" Cool Link for more info on traveling with your pet!  




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