Adoption Procedures

There is a $60 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE for all animals which needs to be cash or a check - NO CREDIT CARDS. If the animal is not spayed or neutered there is a $35 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT upon proof of surgery. An adoption application must be filled out at the Shelter by the person wishing to adopt the animal. Once the application has been reviewed and approved the potential adopter may visit and meet any of the animals.

If you live in Genesee County, all dogs must be licensed BEFORE leaving the Shelter. Please note that public offices that license dogs are not open on the weekends. All dogs must leave the Shelter on a leash. Please bring a leash.


All animals older than 3 months of age are given rabies vaccine. Unless there is proof of a prior rabies vaccine, the vaccine is good for one year. All animals are given at least one dose of deworming medication. All dogs receive a parvo/distemper vaccine which is good for one year.

Spay It Forward!

Volunteers For Animals has paid for the animals to be spayed or neutered before they are adopted. Please consider making a donation towards our spay/neuter program. 100% of your donation will be used to spay or neuter animals from Genesee County. Donations are tax deductible!

Before You Adopt

You may want to take the time to read the Dog Adoption Bible provided free to the public by Mike Rogers. You may download it, share it and/or print it at no charge. It is specifically written for those who are adopting a dog for the first time but it can be helpful for everyone. The book was written to help keep shelter dogs in great homes which is what we all want to see.




Mix Breed
1 Year Old/Spayed/Female

I'm an extremely sweet and gentle girl who gets along great with everyone. I do well with other dogs and walk nicely on a leash. I'm a medium sized dog that isn't too big and I am built perfectly for running if you are looking for an exercise partner or someone to go for daily walks with you.




Pit Mix
1 Year Old/Spayed/Female

My best friend Serena and I were found wandering about by ourselves and it's obvious we are best friend. We love spending time outside in the play yard together running around. I love playing fetch with a ball and will carry it around with me everywhere. I love being around people and am well known for sitting right next to you so I can get some loving. I'm a little selective with other dogs that I like so I would like to meet any dogs in your household.




Pit Mix
4 Month Old/Male

Puppies shouldn't grow up in shelters and I'm hoping to find a loving home where I can shine. I'm absolutely the sweetest thing you will ever encounter. I love everyone I meet and especially love covering your face in kisses. I really enjoy meeting other dogs and do my best to try to get them to play with me. If you are looking for a special dog to enjoy all of life's treasures, I'm your man!




Husky Mix
2 Year Old/Male

I'm an energetic boy who is extremely sweet and gentle with people. I have made friends here with the puppies at the shelter and a few other adult dogs but I'm a little fearful of new dogs so I will need to meet any prospective dogs you might have first. I am very fit and would be a great workout partner.




Boxer Mix
2 Year Old/Female

I'm a sweet and quiet girl looking for a loving home. I'm very sweet with people and walk well on a leash.