General Information

P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue - stands for Pet Ownership Education Team. FAQ, Adoption Fees and Policies are as follows

Where is P.O.E.T. located?

We are a foster based rescue. That means that we do not have a kennel or main facility to house our dogs. We have foster homes all over the Metro-Detroit/Tri-County area. Our P.O.E.T. dogs are in foster homes so we can evaluate the dog to find out what type of forever home environment is best for them and they can receive the best care possible until they find their forever homes.

We do have a P.O. Box for mail correspondence.

P.O.E.T. Animal Recue
P.O. Box 606
Garden City, MI 48136

How can I meet a P.O.E.T. dog?

If you are interested in a specific dog, fill out an application online. If you are just browsing, check out our adoption event on the main page (scroll to the bottom) or on Facebook ( and find an event near you. If there is a particular dog you are interested in meeting, please let us know so we can try to make arrangements for that dog to be at an upcoming event.

What is the adoption process?

  1. Fill out an adoption application.
  2. We will then call and do a vet check on any current & past pets.
  3. A home visit will be done in order to match the right dog to the right home.
  4. A meet and greet of the dog(s) of interest will be arranged.
  5. Adoption contract signed, if applicable, spay/neuter contract signed and adoption fee collected.

Dogs and puppies 6 months and older adoption fee:

Fully vetted, micro-chipped and sterilized $275.00

Puppies under 6 months:

Age appropriately vaccinated, micro-chipped & sterilized  $300.00

(Adoption fee for both dogs and cats is subject to change without notice)


Cats are fully vetted and sterilized. Kittens are age appropriately vaccinated and sterilized. Please contact us for their adoption fees.

How can I help?

We accept monetary donations as well as donations of crates, food, treats, blankets, toys, leashes, collars, bedding, cleaning supplies, bottles and cans, and anything else that could be useful to us. If you would like to purchase these items online and ship them directly to us, visit our Amazon wishlist.

Fostering: We survive on our foster homes! For each additional foster home we have, we can save an additional dog.   Foster families take in animals that have been rescued from shelters, or surrendered by their owners, and help them get ready to live in a family home. You can choose the size, age, type of dog you are willing to help and we will try to accommodate your needs. Please fill out a foster application to help our cause.

Volunteering: In order for us to have a smooth running rescue we need our volunteers! Here are a couple different ways to volunteer: participating in home visits; transporting dogs to and from, vet appointments, foster’s homes and adoption events. These things can be done when you have the time and you can commit to only those that fit your schedule, please consider taking some time out to help!

Pit-bull policy:

Any pit or pit mixed puppy may only be adopted out to a person or persons over 21 and you must own your home. Proof of home ownership is required at time of home visit/adoption.

Training Classes:

Sit Stay Swim offers positive reinforcement dog training to help build the best relationship between you and your new family member.  As long time supporters of P.O.E.T. ANIMAL RESCUE, they offer a generous discount to all P.O.E.T. families (including their current pets). We feel training is an essential part of a happy home and a happy family.
Sit Stay Swim is also happy to discuss any behavior modification needs, problem solving and new pet integration issues.

Jean Carew, our lead trainer, is a professionally educated ANIMAL BEHAVIOR COLLEGE certified dog trainer, and a member in good standing with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

For more information please call (734) 525-9500 or visit us online at

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Our adoption/foster agreement is designed with one purpose – to protect the companion animal that has come into our care.
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Available Dogs/Cats
Check out our P.O.E.T. dogs & cats available for adoption! Take home one of our furry friends, we want everyone to go to their furever home! Who will you choose?