Basil's Buddies

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Our Featured Pets...

We have many cats that need just the right loving home to thrive. We don't often bring these cats to regular events as they do not show well. However, if you would like to meet them, we are more than happy to arrange a private meet and greet! Here are our extra-special cats in need of a loving home! Please contact us if you'd like to find out more about one of them or any of our other cats!
Pangur Ban

Come Visit Us at Our Adoption Events!

We do not have a permanent shelter. We normally hold adoptions at the PetSmart Woodhaven the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 3-5 pm (weather permitting) and by appointment. Our schedule sometimes varies due to other special events, so make sure to check upcoming events! PetSmart Woodhaven is located at 23470 Allen Rd in Woodhaven, MI. We are located at the back of the store in front of the grooming salon. Stop by and meet your new best friend!

Upcoming Events

Please go to our Events page for the most up-to-do events.

Low-Cost Vaccine and Microchipping Clinics

Our clinics are held the first Friday of the month from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Tiny Paws Pet Grooming located at 13498 Dix Rd in Southgate.

Please visit our Vaccine Clinic page for more details.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

We will be hosting low-cost spay/neuter clinics again soon in Flat Rock. Pre-registration is required! Please see the website for full details.

Pet Food Bank

Basil's Buddies Pet Food Bank will be open the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 3 to 5:30 pm at the Woodhaven/Trenton Animal Shelter located at 21860 Van Horn Rd in Woodhaven. You must arrive by 5:15 pm!

You will need to bring proof of your animals for which you are seeking assistance. Please bring a copy of your vet records or city license paperwork that also shows whether your animal is spayed or neutered. If your animals are not fixed, you will receive food one time until they have been spayed or neutered. We will provide you with low-cost options for spaying and neutering. Please do not bring your animals to the food bank!

You will also need to show proof of low income or unemployment. You may bring any of the following:
-Check stub from unemployment, disability, or social security checks
-Bridge card or other type of public assistance card
-Last year's tax return showing that you meet the state or federal definition of low income

You will also need to bring your driver's license or state identification card.

We also require that you volunteer with our organization once a month for four hours for every month that you receive assistance. We will provide you with a copy of our volunteer guidelines at the food bank. We will, of course, consider extenuating circumstances.

Who We Are

Basil's Buddies is a not-for-profit animal welfare organization. We officially became incorporated in January of 2009 and have received 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS. The purpose of our group is to improve the lives of domesticated and companion animals and to help end the overpopulation of homeless domesticated animals by utilizing alternatives to euthanasia. Our long-range goal is to establish a large animal sanctuary in Southeast Michigan. However, we have many short-term goals that will help us achieve this dream.

The purpose of this charitable organization is to:
1) improve the lives of domesticated and companion animals, and
2) help end the overpopulation of homeless domesticated animals by utilizing alternatives to euthanasia.

This purpose shall be accomplished by activities including, but not limited to, the following:
a) establishing an animal sanctuary to provide a temporary home to animals awaiting adoption and a permanent home to animals who cannot be adopted,
b) establishing education and spay and neuter programs to help control the pet population,
c) improving the matching of animals with adopters to minimize returns,
d) providing tailored education to adopters along with animal training and behavioral programs to minimize animal health and behavioral issues, and
e) providing assistance and resources to people who would otherwise have to give up their companion animals.

If you are interested in donating, volunteering, or learning more, contact us at We can also accept Paypal donations at this email.

Adopting a Friend

If you are interested in adopting, please email us for an application or visit us at one of our adoption events.
Basil's Buddies
PO Box 782
Trenton, MI 48183
Phone: 734-926-1098


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