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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.

 

 
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Blitz

Black Lab

6 Year Old/Neutered Male

Happy to see you, loves to go for walks, enjoys the play yard. 

 

 
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Cheeto


Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
2 Year Old/Neutered/Male

I'm a happy and energetic young dog looking for a loving home. I have lots of energy so I would do best in an active house or a house with a big yard I can run around in. I've made friends with a few dogs here at the shelter and especially enjoy getting out for walks with the volunteers.

 


 
 

 
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Bobby Sue

2-3 Year Old Female mix?

Sweet girl who came to us as a stray. Loves  long walks, seems to get along with other dogs, knows a few commands.