It’s time for a new Shelter-Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter-Michigan

Efforts to replace the current shelter have shifted into high gear since last fall’s record-breaking Black Tie & Tails annual fundraiser. The event attracted 300 guests who pledged more than $388,000 for the AAEC. The City of Dearborn also pledged $600,000 and the land for the project.

Since the FFDAS took over animal rescue services for the City of Dearborn in 1993, more than 42,600 homeless animals have been given a second chance with new families.

According to Kirk, “Neumann/Smith Architecture is excited to be entrusted with the design of the new AAEC, and we look forward to helping FFDAS realize their vision of a nurturing and caring Shelter facility that is designed to service Southeast Michigan for many years to come.”

Animal Adoption and Education Center (AAEC) to be located at the former AMTRAK station (16121 Michigan Avenue) on property donated by the City of Dearborn

World class 21,000-square-foot facility will ensure homeless animals receive best possible care as they transition to forever homes

Construction of the $4.4 million dollar project tentatively scheduled to begin in 2014, pending continued successful fundraising

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The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road in Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Main phone (313) 943-2697 and online  Follow the Dearborn Animal Shelter on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. emma says:

    Hope it all goes well. Our shelter close to us was going to rebuild. They sold their building and then something happened with the permit to build the new one and now they are just gone. The next shelter is a long drive from here, very sad. Hope this one has better luck.
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  2. Good luck to the shelter. The animals need it.
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  3. I hope the fund raising speeds ahead – they really do need it!
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  4. I hope all goes well and it will be a good and safe place for all animals who have to wait for a new home.
    Paws are crossed for the new shelter.
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  5. How exciting – best of luck and keep us posted.
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  6. Best of luck to the shelter!!!!!
    ((husky hugz))
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  7. We hope the money comes rolling in speedily and the new shelter will be built, up and running as planned. Bless all the people who have a part in caring for the animals and finding loving homes for them. Hugs and nose kisses
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  8. This is so awesome. I love to hear communities coming together to create better shelters for the homeless pets in their community.
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  9. sara, oreo and chewy says:

    I hope they meet their fundraising goals! Such important work that the humane societies do.

  10. It will be nice to have a new facility. I’m sure the pets will enjoy a nicer “temporary” home <3
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  11. The plans for the new shelter remind me of a superhero headquarters. Maybe it’s the pointy things on the roof and the big logo. But I guess it would be fitting!

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  12. Oh that’s good for a new replacement!
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  13. Very good news!
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  14. Jodi says:

    That’s wonderful news!!
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  15. Paws crossed that the fundraising efforts keep going strong for a new shelter!!!!!

  16. Clowie says:

    I hope all goes well for the shelter.
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  17. Good luck for everyone involved with building the new shelter, sounds like everyone’s doing a wonderful job to help the animals!

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂
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