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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.

Vaccinations

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.

 

 

Finn

Pit Bull Terrier
2 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Hi everyone!! My name is Finn and I'm a happy and affectionate young dog with a great personality. I do great with other dogs and would fit in perfectly with another energetic dog that enjoys playing. I especially love people and get very excited when they stop to say hi to me. Sometimes I get a little too excited and jump up but I"m working hard on this with the volunteers. I also LOVE playing fetch, and as you can see in the video, I'm learning how to sit nicely and drop the ball when asked.

 

 
 

 

Lyle

Shepherd Mix
10 Month/Male

I'm a youngster here at the shelter and would love to find a home so I can start my life out right. I'm a little shy and timid when meeting new people, so I bark at first, but once I know that you are a friend, I warm right up and am very sweet and affectionate. The volunteers are encouraging new people to give me treats when I meet them so that I learn that meeting new people isn't scary and is actually a lot of fun. I'd love for you to come out to the shelter and meet me. I'm also recovering from kennel cough here at the shelter so they are keeping me in my own private suite. If you don't see me on the adoptable side, ask a volunteer or the receptionist at the front desk and they will get me out to say hi.

 


 

Fiona

Hound
3 Year Old/Female

My friend Lulu and I were out and about hunting together and before we knew it we were lost (but still having a blast). Some nice people brought us to the shelter and our owners never came to claim us so now we are up for adoption. We are both extremely friendly, gentle and loving. We'd love to find a home together but if not we would probably fit in great with another dog if you have one.

 

 

Lulu

Hound
3 Year Old/Female

My friend Fiona and I were out and about hunting together and before we knew it we were lost (but still having a blast). Some nice people brought us to the shelter and our owners never came to claim us so now we are up for adoption. We are both extremely friendly, gentle and loving. We'd love to find a home together but if not we would probably fit in great with another dog if you have one.