You can't buy love but you can rescue it!




Let us know which dog captured your heart via email at

A Waggin’ Tails volunteer will be in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your inquiry.

**Southeast Michigan Adoptions Only**


Our organization does not have a shelter so we utilize adoption events for meet-n-greets.  Please check out event page for our next adoption event.


Please fill out an adoption questionaire. This tells us about you and your lifestyle and background with animals.  Once your questionaire is confirmed received and processed, you will have an opportunity to interact with the dog in your home so that everyone in the family, including kids and other pets, have a chance to get to know one another in a relaxed home setting.


We'll schedule a home visit with the dog and if all goes well, we'll process the final adoption paperwork.

A trial adoption period may be considered based upon circumstances. 

It sometimes may take up to 5 days to complete an adoption mostly due to adopter/volunteer schedules.

We thank you for your time and patience throughout the process.

Please note: For some dogs, particularly popular breeds or puppies, we receive many applications. We may

allow multiple applicants to have a meeting with the dog before a forever home is chosen based upon the

best fit.  We will notify you if there are multiple applicants upon receipt of your adoption questionnaire.


Adult Dogs (over 6 months of age)  $225

Puppies (under 6 months)  $250 + $50 refundable Spay/Neuter deposit.

Senior Dogs $125

The adoption fee includes all age-appropriate vaccines (unless otherwise stated) including:

Rabies, DHPPL Vaccine (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, and Leptospirosis), Bordatella (canine cough), Heartworm Test, Fecal Test (de-worming) and microchip.   All dogs, except young pups, are sterilized before adoption.  At the time of adoption, you will receive a copy of the dog’s medical records and microchip information. 

All dogs, regardless of their personality and background, go through an adjustment period when they move to a new environment. There will be a period of a few days, weeks or in some cases months during which your new pet’s personality is emerging and growing while you get to know one another. Please remember that this is a stressful time for a dog and hopefully we will be able to work together to make this a lifetime relationship for you and your rescue dog.  You can call on us at any time to help you.  Please visit our                                 for behavioral and other useful information. 


Thank you for your interest in adopting a Waggin' Tails dog!


The decision to adopt a dog is a huge commitment and our adoption process helps us learn a little about you, your family, your other pets, and home so that we can make the best possible match for you and a dog to ensure it is a match made to last.  The process is designed in the best interest of both adopter and dog. 

Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue

PO Box 438, Northville, MI 48167