Shelter To Home, Inc. - Wyandotte Pet Shelter

Shelter to Home started as an informal grass roots effort back in 2005. Local citizens were astonished by the high euthanasia rates at their local animal shelter. Stray animals were not held long enough for their owners to be found; they were simply euthanized when no one came for them. That was until a small group of local women decided to make a difference by turning their local dog pound into an animal shelter. What started out as a small effort, with only a handful of local citizens making a difference, doubled and then tripled. Animals that found their way to the dog pound were finding new homes or were placed with service or rescue organizations. What a difference a group of caring people can make in just one, small community! As it set higher goals, the group grew into what became Shelter to Home and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2007. The organization now has over 80 volunteers that provide assistance to many local municipal animal shelters and pounds. The foster-based rescue program saves an average of 400 cats and kittens every year. Although it doesn't turn away dogs and is working to expand its foster dog program, the main focus of the organization remains cats. Once in the Shelter to Home foster program, the animals are cared for until they are adopted. Animals are never euthanized due to time limitations or space constraints. Volunteers provide loving and dependable care for these animals by spaying and neutering each prior to adoption, and putting time and effort into finding each the perfect forever home.

  • Shelter Address
  • 266 Oak Street
    Wyandotte, MI 48192
  • Phone
  • (734) 556-3135
  • Contact Name
  • Website
  • Pet types
  • Dogs/Cats
  • Location served
  • Downriver community

Adoption Process

HOW DOES THE ADOPTION PROCESS WORK? 1. Email the foster home through email provided on 2. Fill out an adoption application form (no link is available/forms provided by foster parent) 3. Meet and Greet desired animal (upon approval of adoption application only): Cats via Foster Parent, PetSmarts or Pet Adoption Center; Dogs via Pet Adopion Center, PetSmart or neutral location (park/home) 4. Home visit (Dogs only) 5. If the foster home feels the applicant can provide the ideal home then the adoption is approved 6. Pay the adoption fee via cash, check or money order.

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