The new Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center is now officially open.
The $15.5 million, 35,400-square-foot facility is aimed at helping to adopt out each year thousands of abandoned or lost dogs and cats. The county shelter traditionally cares for 4,000 animals annually and boasts a life release of 85 percent of all dogs.
There are spacious, fenced outdoor-areas where volunteers can play with and exercise dogs in an animal agility course, which resembles a children’s playground. Inside, cats and dogs are housed in separate areas to reduce stress and even equipped with piped-in music. Capacity is 150 dogs and 140 cats.
PEA performed the site engineering, bio swales and storm water detention with native seed mixes, and site landscape for this project.