Contact Us

Wait! Are you interested in adopting a dog?  Go to the Adopt a Dog tab and click on How Adoption Works! Or to adopt one of our wonderful dogs, go to Apply for Adoption under the same tab.

If you are considering giving up your dog, let us see if we can help you under Help for Dog Owners, or fill out our intake form under Surrender a Dog.… Read more


Who is the Animal Placement Bureau?

We are a large network of volunteers who are passionate about saving dogs and placing them into loving adoptive homes!  APB is led by a board of directors, who also serve as leaders for a team of foster homes. … Read more

Our History

APB was founded in 1978 by a small group of concerned animal lovers in Livingston County. Their goal was to rescue animals, prosecute abusers, and find homes for neglected and abused animals. The group was named the Animal Protection Bureau and originally helped dog, cats, bunnies, hamsters, birds, horses and even the occasional goat, pig or cow!… Read more

Our Mission

APB’s mission is to rescue, foster, and place abandoned and/or mistreated dogs in caring, permanent homes.


The Animal Placement Bureau (APB) is a no-kill, all-volunteer rescue group committed to caring for dogs from Michigan and other states with the goal of placing each dog in a loving,  thoroughly evaluated, safe, permanent home—its last home. … Read more